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Hope For Today #207 – Faith Basks In God’s Graciousness!
Faith Basks In God’s Graciousness! “I proclaimed a fast by the Ahava River, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us, our dependents, and all our possessions. I did this … Continue reading
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When Problems Plague a Nation!
In one of the most familiar passages for most Bible students, King Solomon of United Israel dedicated the Temple he had built to the Lord. Then he prayed a passionate, well thought out prayer for mercy from God. For 2 … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Praising God’s Incredible Protection!
Everyone loves to win! At our church, when we fellowship on Friday or Sunday nights, someone often brings out the chess board or the Monopoly game – or both! Of course, in every game there will be a winner … Continue reading
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Faith Filled Friday – Ask For BIG Things!
“These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham fathered Isaac, and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife. And … Continue reading
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Prayer Pointers for Knowing God Better! (3)
This month we are focusing on “loving God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.” (Mark 12.30) We invite you to take one prayer request each day as marked and pray over it repeatedly that day. We also suggest … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #216: What Does Great Worship Sound Like?
Great worship is not about style. It is not about music. It is not about method. Great worship is about God. Welcome to the Transformed Podcast. In this message, Pastor Matthew Lee Smith, reminds us that In God’s presence … Continue reading
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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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The Will of God and Jesus!
“Do you think, asks the Sovereign Lord, that I like to see wicked people die? Of course not! I only want them to turn from their wicked ways and live.” ~ Lord in Ezekiel 18:23 (NLT) For most people, the … Continue reading
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Work the Works of God!
It is cynicism and fear that freeze life; it is faith that thaws it out, releases it, sets it free. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick Why are you seeking Jesus? At the center of your life quest, what really drives … Continue reading
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