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Hope Enabler is the real-life story of one Christian parent’s struggle with a runaway child and the hope that God enabled her to have during the darkest moments of that struggle.
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Category Archives: Deeper Walk With God
Before God Gives Us More Than Enough!
* We all want more from God. * We all want His blessing * We all want to be liked and well known * We all want to be promoted into something wonderful * We all want to people to … Continue reading
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No Bible, No Breakfast
Years ago I established a personal disciple that yielded immense benefits to my life. It was a simple discipline, but it was not always easy. I chose not to eat breakfast before I had taken time to read my Bible. … Continue reading
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Transformed #305: Authentic Love!
Recently, Dr. Smith has the opportunity to speak to the youth, teens, and adults of three different churches on the topic of, “Tue Love Waits.” The event encouraged these singles to remain sexually pure until marriage. In his gregarious style, … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Receiving So Many of God’s Blessings!
Each day, as I open God’s Word, He brings so much CHANGE and BLESSING into my life! I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today about how God gives us SO MANY OF HIS … Continue reading
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That Moment When Your Faith’s True Size Is Revealed!
Have you ever come to an obstacle in life and decide to bail instead of press forward? Perhaps because the path grew unfamiliar and uncomfortable you chose to take the easy wrong instead of the difficult right. Going to a … Continue reading
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Faith Expands God’s Territory!
Every living thing grows. Thus, it’s interesting that so many people today are trying to grow dead things. When we watch Jesus in the Gospels, we see Him repeatedly moving on to the next place … (now watch the subplot) … all … Continue reading
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Transformed #293: God Emboldens Us When We Pray Together!
Fear. It paralyzes the child of God. It leads to rebellion, murmuring, discouragement, dread … and, worst of all, unbelief. Of course, fear’s harvest caused the first Exodus generation of God’s people to wander in the wilderness for 40 years … Continue reading
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Transformed #292: God Guides When We Pray Together!
God longs for every one of us to gather together, and bring our broken hearts to Him in prayer. These encouraging words are part of today’s reminder that, “God Guides When We Pray Together!” Practical, Biblical insight marks this call … Continue reading
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Transformed #290: Great Faith in a Great God Receives Great Victory!
Welcome to the Transformed Podcast. “Great Faith in Our Great God Receives Great Victory!” Launching from the daily life of the father of our faith, Abraham of old, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Lead Pastor of Woodland Drive Baptist Church in … Continue reading
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Transformed #289: Stepping Out By Faith!
Welcome to the Transformed Podcast. In his first official message, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith returns to the Biblical Patriarch, Abraham, the father of our faith. As we open our Bibles to Genesis 12, Pastor Matt calls the men and women … Continue reading
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