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Entering Into Death’s Shadow Valley is Dr. Matthew Lee Smith’s journey through the horrific process of losing his life-partner, Melodee Joy. It is meant to help others who enter this treacherous and often perilous path.
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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: Multi-ethnic / Urban
Episode 125 – Spiritual First Responders Tackle Obstacles as a Team!
Welcome to another edition of the Transformed podcast. We wrap up our series entitled, Where Is God Taking Us? today. God is launching the men and women of Pacific Baptist Church into their neighborhoods as care givers – … Continue reading
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Episode 111 – Decade of Destiny!
Welcome to a very special edition of the Transformed podcast. Solomon tells us that, “Where there is no vision, the people perish!” In our episode today, Dr. Matthew Smith, lead pastor in El Segundo, California, shares from his heart the … Continue reading
Posted in Missional, Multi-ethnic / Urban, Transformed Tagged Christ, Christian, church, God, love, mission, missional, neighbor, one another, Vision Leave a comment
Do Not Fear! Complete the Mission!
Photo Credit: baptisttwentyone.com So many times we fail to tell others about the amazing lovingkindness of the Lord for fear! This week, as we have been reading through the Bible, we came across Gideon in Judges 6. He was … Continue reading
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Jesus Isn’t An App!
As I downloaded yet another app this week, I thought of the fun and convenience technology has brought to our lives. You know what I mean – apps for finding a great place to eat, mapping your route to your … Continue reading
Posted in Leadership Blog, Multi-ethnic / Urban Tagged app, Christian, faith, Jesus, lifestyle, selfish, technology 3 Comments
Praying for Church Finances
by Pastor Mark Haines We welcome Pastor Mark Haines to Eagles In Leadership this week. He is a happy husband, father, grandfather and pastor living in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan. You can learn more about him at his … Continue reading
Episode 103: We Are Called to Care!
Welcome back to the Transformed podcast. Thank you for joining us! Have you ever wondered what God thinks of your next-door neighbors? In our new series, “Walking with the Wounded,” Dr. Matthew Smith, lead pastor at Pacific Baptist Church of … Continue reading
Posted in Church Health, Discipleship, Missional, Multi-ethnic / Urban, Transformed, Uncategorized Tagged care, Christianity, church, compassion, God's love, love, love of Christ, love of God, Luke 10, missional, outreach Leave a comment
Praying For Our City Leaders
By Dr. Matthew Lee Smith My phone rang yesterday afternoon. It was one of our city council members in El Segundo, California, where I recently accepted a lead pastor position. His kind words of welcome and thanks for my recent … Continue reading
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Why Can’t We See Them?
As we walked the streets of our community this weekend giving away small bags of Valentine’s candy, my heart almost broke as I thought about all the people near our worship facility. Who are they? What’s their story? Do they … Continue reading
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By Dr. Matthew Lee Smith Over the course of the past 2 years I have been thinking about the alarming statistics concerning the American Church. My friend, Len Sweet, says that 75% of the churches in America are dying, 23% … Continue reading
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Serve Us or Service?
By Dr. Matthew Lee Smith As the Christmas season came to a close, I can remember how the focus for many was on themselves. They were interested in what THEY were going to get, what parties THEY were going … Continue reading
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