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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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Loyalty Grows Through Sacrifice!
“For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to … Continue reading
Posted in Becoming Like Jesus, Discipleship, Engaging Culture, faith, Leadership Blog, Missional Tagged church, discipleship, evangelism, friendship, Great Commission, heart, Invasion, love, loyalty, mission, missional, neighborhood, relationship, reward, sacrifice, self-centered, selfishness Leave a comment
Mark Out a Straight Path!
“Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet … Continue reading
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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Lessons From the East – A Book Review
Disturbing. Dynamic. Directional. These thoughts ran through my mind as I read – strike that – devoured this book. I am not one to gush over a book, but Lessons From the East is a must read this summer! With … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #244: Focused on Accomplishing His Mission
Welcome to the Transformed Podcast. In today’s podcast, as we continue our series answering the life-changing question, “What is the Church?”, we unlock the purpose of those who call themselves “the Church.” Since the Garden Fall, God has been … Continue reading
Posted in Church Health, Transformed Tagged Christ, church, disciple, disciple making, disciple-making churches, disciples, Jesus, mission, missional, purpose, reconciled, Reconciliation Leave a comment
Transformed Podcast #186 – How Far Should We Go to Reach One More for Jesus?
Have you thought about God’s heart lately in your ministry? God’s whole thought for us is expansion! God is in the “big thinking” business! Welcome to the transformed podcast. Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, lead Pastor at Pacific Baptist Church in … Continue reading
Posted in Missional, Transformed Tagged attitude, big frog, Christ, Christianity, control, disciples, distrust, focus, forgive, God, harvest, Jesus, methods, mission, missional, release people, small pond, small thinking, training, Trust, wash feet, will of God Leave a comment
Transformed Episode #172 – Love Honors Our God Personally!
Welcome to the Transformed podcast. How does one really love God? What does He require? What should we do to show our love for God? Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, lead Pastor at Pacific Baptist Church in El Segundo, California helps … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #165 – Jesus, Our Lord of Lords!
Welcome to the Transformed podcast. “You mean I will have to give a full accounting of my life to Jesus?” Yes, a detailed and full explanation of your life will be expected of you! – whom you lived it for, … Continue reading
Posted in Jesus, Transformed Tagged Christ, Christianity, consumerism, endurance, eternal life, faith, faithfulness, financial, foolish, gentleness, godliness, Good News, Great Commission, holiness, idolatry, Jesus, justice, Lord, love, mission, missional, obey, peace, poverty, power, purity, revival, righteousness, supernatural, surrender, wealth Leave a comment
Episode 127 – What's My Life Purpose?
Welcome to the Transformed podcast. Today we continue our journey entitled, 90 Days of Abundance! At Pacific Baptist Church in El Segundo, California, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Lead Pastor is talking about understanding and enjoying the abundance of Jesus … Continue reading
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