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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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Hope For Today – Loving Each Other!
You may have witnessed it this past Mother’s Day. Missing chairs where there should have been family members. Most of us have experienced the pain of broken relationships in our families … someone’s mad at sister Emily. That one isn’t … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – It’s All About Our Focus
I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today to remind us that, It’s All About Our Focus! Check it out at the link below. Click the link below to listen. Hope For Today is a part … Continue reading
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Order Now! Start An Outreach Movement This Summer!
Eagles don’t flock! You have to gather them. Eagles soar in a specific habitat conducive to their nature. If you want to gather eagles, you will have to create an environment where they want to be. Gathering Missional Leaders explores … Continue reading
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Transformed #286: What Makes a Great Coach?
Craig Groeschel reminds us that, “successful people do consistently what normal people do occasionally.” When it comes to Sunday School, nothing could be closer to the truth! As we wrap up our New Year series, “When Sunday School Works Well!” … Continue reading
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Obstacles In the Established Church – A Book Review
A New Book by Sam S. Rainer III Obstacles In the Established Church is that book most pastors wish they would have read years ago. Sam seeks to help those who lead the established local American Church get “unstuck” … Continue reading
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Transformed Podcast #271: What Are the Top 10 Characteristics of a Team “Builder?”
Is there hope for the local church in America? Of course there is! We want to welcome you to the fourth installment in the “Being An Excellent Team Player” Series here on the Transformed Podcast. Church health and growth is all … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #224 – God is Faithful!
When God puts up a “road block” it’s a great time to reevaluate our focus! Welcome to the Transformed Podcast. As we deepen our study of, “What a Mighty God We Serve!”, Pastor Matthew Lee Smith, reminds the people … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #205: Living Out God’s Heart in Our Daily Lives!
Welcome to the transformed podcast! God has no desire that you accept the condemnation of others for their failures! You can either accept their accusations or you can manifest the love of God. Looking into the life of the Old … Continue reading
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Teaching Those Who Are Listening – Part 6!
Feel free to forward this to a friend! “Remind me each day that the race is not always to the swift; that there is more to life than increasing speed. Let me look upward into the branches of the towering … Continue reading
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