Episode 136 – How Do I Gain Friends and Influence Enemies?


Welcome to the Transformed podcast.

As our world grows more polarized, we see the destructive forces of anger and bitterness manifested all too often.

In today’s episode, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Lead Pastor at Pacific Baptist Church in El Segundo, California will lead us towards a lifestyle whereby we can gain friends and even influence our enemies!

As we seek the wisdom of the Spirit of God today, Pastor Matt shows us that there are 4 vital mindsets to gaining friends and influencing enemies, as modeled by our Lord Jesus.

So, let’s open our Bibles to Philippians 2 as we seek to live by the Spirit of God on a daily basis …



Choosing selfless sacrifice over selfish pleasures is the constant issue of relational increase. As Pastor Matt prayed with the congregation today, it is our hope and prayer that you prayed with him for life change.

Perhaps you would like to explore the abundant life in more detail. Dr. Smith has written a daily devotional book that will help you do just that!

In His Presence is a detailed look at walking with God through life’s ups and downs. Built around the premise that God welcomes you into His presence with joy and pleasure, In His Presence helps you see that the life of abundance can only be enjoyed when we take everything to the Lord and walk every day at His right hand.

You can order a copy of In His Presence from Amazon by clicking the link on the side panel of the Eagles In Leadership website.

Today’s episode was recorded in El Segundo, California and edited by Ryan Longsworth.

And now, until next time, we are praying that you would be filled with the love of God so that you can demonstrate His love to the lost and dying in your city! God bless!

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