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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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Hope For Today #222 – Faith Refuses to Live Rebelliously!
Faith Refuses to Live Rebelliously! “The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah. Listen, heavens, and pay attention, earth, for the Lord has … Continue reading
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Hope For Today #221 – Faith Enjoys All God’s Goodness!
Faith Enjoys All God’s Goodness! “I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and enjoy the good life. It is also the gift of God whenever anyone eats, drinks, and enjoys all his efforts.” (Ecclesiastes 3:12–13, … Continue reading
Day 21: More Than Enough!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Financial Lives! Day 21: More Than Enough! “God has the power to provide you with more than enough of every kind of grace. That way, you … Continue reading
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Is Our Joy Making Enough Noise?
When was the last time people OUTSIDE our building could hear the sound of our rejoicing far away WITHOUT AMPLIFICATION? “And on that day they offered great sacrifices, REJOICING because God had given them GREAT JOY. The women and children … Continue reading
21 Days! January 22 – Our Faith in Action Over Our Intellectual Lives!
Week 3: A Week of Faith in Action! January 22 Our Faith in Action Over Our Intellectual Lives! We Are Acting On What God Says! Read: Philippians 4:4-9 Believe: Whatever we think about will grow into our lives. In other … Continue reading
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Hope for Today – Rejoicing In God’s Presence!
Editor’s Note: This was delayed to be posted because of the wedding preparations and an “iffy” internet connection (was supposed to be up on August 11, 2019). Please accept our apologies. Thank you! Have you noticed how many people today are … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Enjoying Our Heart’s Desires!
When was the last time you saw a person consistently joyful? Seriously, when was that? So many people struggle through each day, trying to get what they cannot have … their heart’s desires! I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I … Continue reading
Hope For Today – So I Send You!
With Easter over and the celebrating finished, the question in our hearts and minds should be, “So what do we do NOW? I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today about the purpose of … Continue reading
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