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Day 8: Learn Wisdom!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Intellect! Day 8: Learn Wisdom! “The one who walks with the wise will become wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm.” (Proverbs 13:20, CSB) … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Venting Our Vehemence
“And Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the Lord judge between … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Worth Our Life!
“Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Bad Choices, Worse Choices!
“Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard. He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Revealing Incredible Trust!
““I am the Lord’s slave,” said Mary. “May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel left her.” (Luke 1:38, HCSB) I am the Lord’s slave. Attitude is the key to our spiritual altitude. We see … Continue reading
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Invasion Requires a Life of Endurance!
“And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Easter: The Tomb of Jesus is Empty!
It’s Easter and, if we were honest, had it not been for the resurrection of Jesus, we would most likely have never met like this. I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today announcing … Continue reading
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Studying James 2:26
Welcome to the Transformed Podcast! Dr. Matthew Smith, director of Eagles In Leadership, continues to teach verse by verse through the book of James, one verse per podcast. These studies were recorded live in his class at Bible Believers Christian … Continue reading
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