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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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Faith Filled Friday – When God Asks What Displeases Us!
“God said to Abraham, “Be not displeased because of the boy and because of your slave woman. Whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for through Isaac shall your offspring be named. And I will make a … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Being Sensitive to God’s Timing!
“There was also a prophetess, Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well along in years, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and was a widow for 84 years. She did … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – When God’s Ability and Spirit-Filling Meet!
“Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and provided redemption for His people.” (Luke 1:67–68, HCSB) Then his father Zechariah was filled with … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Perplexed When Favored By God!
“Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Forgiven!
I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today to remind you that God says, “I am forgiven!” Hope For Today is a part of the ministry of Eagles In Leadership. If you would like to … Continue reading
Posted in Hope For Today, Transformed Tagged accusing, adultery, forgiven, forgiveness, games, griping, humiliation, humliated, judgment, love, nit-picking, pestering, politics, redemption, religious, self-righteous, sex, sin, wickedness Leave a comment
Transformed Episode #227: Forgive – When My Faith Must Grow
Welcome back to the Transformed Podcast. Forgiveness can be one of the hardest actions in life. We sincerely know and believe the other person does not deserve the gift of forgiveness. And then, when we extend such mercy and grace, … Continue reading
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Eternal Life, Eating Flesh, Drinking Blood!
But what is eternal life? Is it eternal self-esteem? Is it a heaven full of mirrors? Or snowboards, or gold links, or black-eyed virgins? No. Jesus tells us exactly what he meant: “And this is eternal life, that they know … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #157 – Jesus, Our Sin Remover!
Welcome to the Transformed podcast. Why do we need Jesus anyway? What’s the purpose of His life? Today, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Lead Pastor at Pacific Baptist Church in El Segundo, California answers those questions in this study of Jesus, … Continue reading
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