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Hope For Today – The Seeds of God’s Expansion For Our Lives Are to Be Found In …
I love planting seeds and watching things grow. It’s so much fun for me to till the ground, plant, and then watch, tend and water my garden until there are onions and carrots and cabbage and tomatoes and squash, watermelons … Continue reading
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21 Days! January 22 – Our Faith in Action Over Our Intellectual Lives!
Week 3: A Week of Faith in Action! January 22 Our Faith in Action Over Our Intellectual Lives! We Are Acting On What God Says! Read: Philippians 4:4-9 Believe: Whatever we think about will grow into our lives. In other … 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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21 Days! January 8th – Our Intellectual Lives!
Our Foundation for Fasting and Prayer “Jabez called on Israel’s God: “If only you would greatly bless me and increase my territory. May your power go with me to keep me from trouble, so as not to cause me pain.” … Continue reading
Train Them Thursday – Clearing Up The Confusion!
“No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.” (John 1:18, NASB95) He has explained Him. Confusion is never fun! You’re at one … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Obscure But Not Out Of Sight!
“In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And the … Continue reading
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Episode 136 – How Do I Gain Friends and Influence Enemies?
Welcome to the Transformed podcast. As our world grows more polarized, we see the destructive forces of anger and bitterness manifested all too often. In today’s episode, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Lead Pastor at Pacific Baptist Church in El … Continue reading
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Episode 135 – How Do I Enjoy a Fruitful Life?
Welcome to the Transformed podcast. In today’s episode, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Lead Pastor at Pacific Baptist Church in El Segundo, California will show us from Galatians 5 how we can live a life blessed by the fruitfulness of God! … Continue reading
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