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Hope For Today #225 – Faith Is Filled With Peace!
Faith Is Filled With Peace! “There is no peace for the wicked,” says the Lord.” (Isaiah 48:22, CSB) Fear – what a terrible master! For the faith-filled disciple of King Jesus He gives us peace! God is our provider! He takes care … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – When God Sends Help
“When Abram heard that his kinsman had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318 of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. And he divided his forces against them by night, … Continue reading
Posted in 2 - Turn-Around Tuesdays (trials and troubles), Suffering Tagged Abraham, Agony, battle, captive, captivity, child, choice, community, darkness, daughter, Despair, destroy, emotion, fade, father, force, friend, God, grope, help, home, hope, incarceration, locked up, lose, oercome, oppression, overwhelm, pain, prey, release, rescue, sadness, Son, soul, strength, suffering, tears, vent, wail, weep Leave a comment
Turn-Around Tuesday – Grieving God’s Heart!
“The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Your God Throughout Your Lifetime!
Photo Credit: https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com And as we grow older, Satan often whispers in our ears, “You don’t have the income you used to. Things are more expensive. What if you get sick? Who’s going to take care of you?” This is … Continue reading
The Reason We Go Astray …
It’s amazing to me how many times I find myself “off track” in the priorities God has laid down for me. There is no doubt that I want His best and I want it sooner than later. Then, it takes so … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #223 – God Gives Guidance!
When everything falls apart, our only hope is God’s grace, compassion and mercy! Welcome to the Transformed Podcast. As we continue to explore, “What a Mighty God We Serve!”, Pastor Matthew Lee Smith, reminds the people of Pacific Baptist … Continue reading
Posted in Character of God, Transformed Tagged captivity, care, change, discipleship, discouragement, encourage, experience, faith, good, growth, hope, joy, partner, partnership, peace, praise, presence of God, rejoice, worship Leave a comment
Transformed Episode #220: God Is Light!
What a mighty God we serve! His character draws us to Him as a moth to a flame, especially today, as darkness surrounds our nation, our communities, and our lives. In this series we discover God is personal, intimate, … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #212: Exercises for a Healthy Spiritual Heart
How do we maintain a healthy heart for God? Welcome to the Transformed podcast. Setting things straight with God is often painful at first. When we have become entwined in a way of life, extricating ourselves can be difficult. Like … Continue reading
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Episode 126 – What Is the Abundant Life Anyway?”
Welcome to a new series on the Transformed podcast. Today we begin a journey entitled, 90 Days of Abundance! At Pacific Baptist Church in El Segundo, California, God is doing a new thing and we want to invite to join … Continue reading
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2 Kings – The Fall of Israel
Artwork Credit: biblesearch.com Editor’s Note: We continue our series of blogs for those who are reading the Bible with us cover-to-cover this year. Interspersed with our thoughts on our daily reading, we want to provide some tips about reading the … Continue reading
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