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Turn-Around Tuesday – Venting Our Vehemence
“And Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the Lord judge between … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Worth Our Life!
“Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Bad Choices, Worse Choices!
“Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard. He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father … Continue reading
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Faith Filled Friday – Faith Embraces God’s Declared Will!
“And Abraham said to God, “Oh that Ishmael might live before you!” God said, “No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Denial Leads to Our Destruction!
“Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Easter: The Tomb of Jesus is Empty!
It’s Easter and, if we were honest, had it not been for the resurrection of Jesus, we would most likely have never met like this. I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today announcing … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Palm Sunday: Making Your Eternity Secure!
In today’s world, there are few things that are totally secure. I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today with you about making your eternity secure! Jesus, in the last hour of His freedom, … Continue reading
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Divine Direction is a book you need to read NOW!
Divine Direction is a powerhouse of practicality. Craig Groeschel is tremendously transparent, illuminating the 7 choices that can bring about a different harvest in each person’s life. Chapter by chapter of Divine Direction shows us how the Biblical principle, “what … Continue reading
Transformed Episode #225 – God is Merciful!
In the midst of our long road out of our captivity from sin’s grip, God treats us with mercy! Welcome to the Transformed Podcast. As we wrap up our study of, “What a Mighty God We Serve!”, Pastor Matthew … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #222 – God Gives Courage!
God’s greatest desire for you is to be courageous before all humanity! Welcome to the Transformed Podcast. As we return to our series, “What a Mighty God We Serve!”, Pastor Matthew Lee Smith, explains to the people of Pacific Baptist … Continue reading
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