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Hope For Today #160 – Making God’s Expansion Plans Our Top Priority!
There’s nothing better than going out to the garden and bringing in a basket of tomatoes, pulling some carrots, or bringing in some green peppers. Enjoying the fruit of one’s labor is what life is all about. Hi there, I’m … Continue reading
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21 Days! January 15th – We’re Asking God to Renew Our Minds!
January 15th The Expansion of Our Intellectual Lives We’re Asking God to Renew Our Minds! Read: Romans 12:1-21 Believe: In order to expand our lives, our thoughts must become God-sized! (Choosing to think like our King Jesus means we look … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Problems Reveal the Problem!
“Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land. When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, “I … Continue reading
Posted in 2 - Turn-Around Tuesdays (trials and troubles), Suffering Tagged believe, blessing, choice, courage, decision, disappoint, encourage, faith, famine, God, husband, love, marriage, motivation, priorities, priority, problem, promise, Promised Land, protect, protection, situation, trouble, Trust, Vision, watch care, wife, wrong Leave a comment
Willing Worker Wednesdays – Staying Tuned Into the Spirit!
“Guided by the Spirit, he entered the temple complex. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform for Him what was customary under the law, Simeon took Him up in his arms, praised God, and said: Now, Master, … Continue reading
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Salvation Is About Relationship
Photo Credit: http://servingjoy.com Remember, salvation is not about a transaction as much as it’s about relationship. For example, if we think we are happily married because we went through the ceremony, and that things should always be wondeful because we … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #233: Discovering God’s Priorities For Your Life in 2015!
With the New Year upon us, discovering what God desires of us is essential to accomplishing His will through us in 2015. In his final message as Pastor of Pacific Baptist Church, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith helps us discover the two resources … Continue reading
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Episode 146 – Going After the Giver of Life!
Welcome to the Transformed podcast. Can you imagine going on a date with your beloved and all they do for the entire time you are away is talk! They never let you get a word in. They simply … Continue reading
Posted in Fasting, Transformed Tagged blessing, Christian, confess, devil, disciple, fast, forgive, forgiven, forsake, glory, honor, hypocrite, John, life, pardon, popularity, power, pray, prayer, priorities, priority, protection, provision, purity, reward, seek, tempt, tempted, thank Leave a comment
Am I Worthy of Jesus?
Artwork courtesy of: en.wikipedia.org Want to earn the loyalty of those you lead? Be loyal to them. For example, the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar was asked by a former soldier to testify for him in a lawsuit. The busy emperor … Continue reading
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