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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.
These books will help guide your daily Bible reading with insights into each passage you read.
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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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
249,843 Believers Have Asked for a Bible! Will you help?
Join us as we partner with Voice of the Martyrs in providing 249,843 Bibles to our persecuted family members who have requested them. You can sponsor 5 Bibles for $30, 10 Bibles for $60, or 20 Bibles for $120. … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #173 – Love Helps Our Community Sacrificially!
Welcome to the Transformed podcast. True love is always manifested in the proportion one gives to another. Sacrifice and love are synonyms. Looking into a very familiar story of Jesus, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, lead Pastor at Pacific Baptist Church … Continue reading
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Imitating God’s 6 Actions With a Lost Sheep!
Have you ever lost your keys? Does it drive you as crazy as it used to drive me? You know how it is – you turn the house upside down. In the couch, throwing cushions, looking everywhere – frantic to … Continue reading
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Episode 103: We Are Called to Care!
Welcome back to the Transformed podcast. Thank you for joining us! Have you ever wondered what God thinks of your next-door neighbors? In our new series, “Walking with the Wounded,” Dr. Matthew Smith, lead pastor at Pacific Baptist Church of … Continue reading
Posted in Church Health, Discipleship, Missional, Multi-ethnic / Urban, Transformed, Uncategorized Tagged care, Christianity, church, compassion, God's love, love, love of Christ, love of God, Luke 10, missional, outreach Leave a comment
How Do You Develop Church Leadership Talent?
Artwork Credit: insights-poweroflove.blogspot.com Many churches today suffer from a leadership need – whether that is at the ministry level or at the board level. Often the question is, “How do you develop church leadership talent.” I like to develop church … Continue reading
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Urban Praise Interviews Dr. Matthew Smith
Erick David Townsend of Moody Bible Institute’s radio ministry Urban Praise, interviewed Matt about his passion of Reaching Your Community in Your Generation in late May. They also talked about Matt’s involvement in the Moody Pastors Conference. Urban Praise reaches … Continue reading
I've Been Praying (And God's Been Answering)
Over the past months my pastor, Rick Warren, has challenged us to consider what God might do with us in the next ten years. What would our lives be like if God answered the prayers of our heart? This got … Continue reading
What Are You Dreaming About? (2)
Artwork Credit: susancorso.com We continue to ask the question today, “What Are You Dreaming About?” As I mentioned in my first post, I am looking for a full-time position in ministry. Whether that is a senior pastor position, or a … Continue reading
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