Transformed Podcast #262: God, Who Is Also Known As Yahweh Rapha,Yahweh Rohi and Yahweh Sabaoth!

Date August 30, 2015

Names Of God

 

Life can be overwhelming at times, can’t it? If it wasn’t for the presence of God in our lives, how would we make it?

Welcome to another episode of the Transformed podcast.

In today’s study, which is part of a series on the Names of God, we are going to explore who God is through what He is called in the Bible.

As we delve into the names of God, understand that each name represents as aspect of God’s character and / or conduct. In other words, what God is called relates directly to who God is.

As Dr. Smith teaches his students at Bible Believers Christian College and Seminary in Hawthorne, California, he wants to remind you that the character and dependability of God is revealed through His names.

Let’s step into the classroom and join Dr. Smith as he applies the names of God to our daily lives of faith …

 

Would you like to help spread the word by sharing this message? 

Perhaps you would you consider sharing this message with a friend? God longs to release the captives of our culture into the freedom of faith. Thank you for your consideration.

 

What are you reading this summer? If you would like to see the power of God work in real life difficulties, we suggest you read Hope Enabler, written by Dr. Smith’s wife, Melodee, this summer.

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. Through God’s word and her own personal testimony Melodee Smith shows how her relationship with God was strengthened despite the perils she faced.

Melodee Joy Smith is a pastor’s wife ministering in Southern California. Alongside her husband, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith she’s counseled families, spoke at conferences and trained Christian leaders. She hopes this book can be a comfort to other Christians who are struggling with seemingly impossible situations.

 You can order your copy today: Simply click this link!

 

Today’s episode was recorded live in Hawthorne, California and edited by Ryan Longsworth in Los Angeles, California.

And now, until next time, we are praying you would be filled with the love of God so that you can demonstrate His love to the lost and dying in your city! God bless!

Which English Translation Should I Read?

Date August 25, 2015

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Recently I was asked, “What’s your favorite bible/version?”

My response went as follows …

Having read almost every English version, and now on my 38th pass cover-to-cover, the question depends on the purpose I’m reading.

My favorites:

NLT – Reading and getting the essence of the thought.
HCSB and ESV – When I want a clearer perspective on the language used.
NKJV – When I want to teach the Word to others.
CEB – For a fresh phraseology and a clarity often missed in others.
CEV – When I want the simple thoughts without the clutter of translator’s additions.

Far from this list is …

NASB – Too stilted and difficult to read.
NIV – Trying to be too contemporary.

And then this year …

MEV – I’m currently reading. I don’t find it as fresh and its less relatable but some of the translations are spot on and very intense.

Thanks for asking!

And for you …

I hope this helps you if you are planning to pick up a new Bible soon. Of course, I am here to help – not debate. Arguing over which Bible to read is like arguing over which way to eat eggs. Preference helps us consume the Word of God and HE does the changing through it!

For the global glory of God,
Doc

Transformed Podcast #261: God, Who Is Known As Yahweh Jireh, Yahweh Mekaddishkem and Yahweh Nissi!

Date August 23, 2015

Names Of God

 

Life can be overwhelming at times, can’t it? If it wasn’t for the presence of God in our lives, how would we make it?

Welcome to another episode of the Transformed podcast.

In today’s study, which is part of a series on the Names of God, we are going to explore who God is through what He is called in the Bible.

As we delve into the names of God, understand that each name represents as aspect of God’s character and / or conduct. In other words, what God is called relates directly to who God is.

As Dr. Smith teaches his students at Bible Believers Christian College and Seminary in Hawthorne, California, he wants to remind you that the character and dependability of God is revealed through His names.

Let’s step into the classroom and join Dr. Smith as he applies the names of God to our daily lives of faith …

 

Would you like to help spread the word by sharing this message? 

Perhaps you would you consider sharing this message with a friend? God longs to release the captives of our culture into the freedom of faith. Thank you for your consideration.

 

What are you reading this summer? If you would like to see the power of God work in real life difficulties, we suggest you read Hope Enabler, written by Dr. Smith’s wife, Melodee, this summer.

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. Through God’s word and her own personal testimony Melodee Smith shows how her relationship with God was strengthened despite the perils she faced.

Melodee Joy Smith is a pastor’s wife ministering in Southern California. Alongside her husband, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith she’s counseled families, spoke at conferences and trained Christian leaders. She hopes this book can be a comfort to other Christians who are struggling with seemingly impossible situations.

 You can order your copy today: Simply click this link!

 

Today’s episode was recorded live in Hawthorne, California and edited by Ryan Longsworth in Los Angeles, California.

And now, until next time, we are praying you would be filled with the love of God so that you can demonstrate His love to the lost and dying in your city! God bless!

Studying James 4:12!

Date August 20, 2015

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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 College and Seminary in Hawthorne, California.

The book of James has been called, “the faith explained” and that is the purpose of these teachings. These short studies are designed to help you grow your faith.

Now, let’s open our Bibles to the book of James as Dr. Smith, Director of Eagles In Leadership, discusses our faith from the words of the step-brother of Jesus, the head of the Jerusalem Church …

This podcast was recorded in Hawthorne, California and edited by Ryne Longsworth.

Transformed Podcast #260: God, Who Is Known As El Roi, El Olam, El Shaddai and Immanuel!

Date August 16, 2015

Names Of God

 

Life can be overwhelming at times, can’t it? If it wasn’t for the presence of God in our lives, how would we make it?

Welcome to another episode of the Transformed podcast.

In today’s study, which is part of a series on the Names of God, we are going to explore who God is through what He is called in the Bible.

As we delve into the names of God, understand that each name represents as aspect of God’s character and / or conduct. In other words, what God is called relates directly to who God is.

As Dr. Smith teaches his students at Bible Believers Christian College and Seminary in Hawthorne, California, he wants to remind you that the character and dependability of God is revealed through His names.

Let’s step into the classroom and join Dr. Smith as he applies the names of God to our daily lives of faith …

 

Would you like to help spread the word by sharing this message? 

Perhaps you would you consider sharing this message with a friend? God longs to release the captives of our culture into the freedom of faith. Thank you for your consideration.

 

What are you reading this summer? If you would like to see the power of God work in real life difficulties, we suggest you read Hope Enabler, written by Dr. Smith’s wife, Melodee, this summer.

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. Through God’s word and her own personal testimony Melodee Smith shows how her relationship with God was strengthened despite the perils she faced.

Melodee Joy Smith is a pastor’s wife ministering in Southern California. Alongside her husband, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith she’s counseled families, spoke at conferences and trained Christian leaders. She hopes this book can be a comfort to other Christians who are struggling with seemingly impossible situations.

 You can order your copy today: Simply click this link!

 

Today’s episode was recorded live in Hawthorne, California and edited by Ryan Longsworth in Los Angeles, California.

And now, until next time, we are praying you would be filled with the love of God so that you can demonstrate His love to the lost and dying in your city! God bless!

The Doctrine of God ONLINE Course Being Offered!

Date August 14, 2015

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Eagles in Leadership is excited to announce that Dr. Matthew Lee Smith will teach “The Doctrine of God” course ONLINE starting August 24th for California Pacific School of Theology!

This course will seek to provide answers to the following questions through the student’s research and study:

• Who is God?
• What is God like?
• How unfathomable is our God?
• How incredible is our God?
• Why does God desire relationship?
• How much is God in control? 

THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE!

CPSOT has a low tuition: ($100.00 per unit, and one time application fee of $75.00). This course is three units.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION (Phone and email) CLICK HERE

Studying James 4:11!

Date August 14, 2015

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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 College and Seminary in Hawthorne, California.

The book of James has been called, “the faith explained” and that is the purpose of these teachings. These short studies are designed to help you grow your faith.

Now, let’s open our Bibles to the book of James as Dr. Smith, Director of Eagles In Leadership, discusses our faith from the words of the step-brother of Jesus, the head of the Jerusalem Church …

 

 

This podcast was recorded in Hawthorne, California and edited by Ryne Longsworth.

Transformed Episode #259: God, Whose Name Is El Elohe, El Elyon and Elohim!

Date August 9, 2015

Names Of God

 

Life can be overwhelming at times, can’t it? If it wasn’t for the presence of God in our lives, how would we make it?

Welcome to another episode of the Transformed podcast.

In today’s study, which is part of a series on the Names of God, we are going to explore who God is through what He is called in the Bible.

As we delve into the names of God, understand that each name represents as aspect of God’s character and / or conduct. In other words, what God is called relates directly to who God is.

As Dr. Smith teaches his students at Bible Believers Christian College and Seminary in Hawthorne, California, he wants to remind you that the character and dependability of God is revealed through His names.

Let’s step into the classroom and join Dr. Smith as he applies the names of God to our daily lives of faith …

 

Would you like to help spread the word by sharing this message? 

Perhaps you would you consider sharing this message with a friend? God longs to release the captives of our culture into the freedom of faith. Thank you for your consideration.

 

What are you reading this summer? If you would like to see the power of God work in real life difficulties, we suggest you read Hope Enabler, written by Dr. Smith’s wife, Melodee, this summer.

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. Through God’s word and her own personal testimony Melodee Smith shows how her relationship with God was strengthened despite the perils she faced.

Melodee Joy Smith is a pastor’s wife ministering in Southern California. Alongside her husband, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith she’s counseled families, spoke at conferences and trained Christian leaders. She hopes this book can be a comfort to other Christians who are struggling with seemingly impossible situations.

 

 You can order your copy of Hope Enabler today: Simply click this link!

 

Today’s episode was recorded live in Hawthorne, California and edited by Ryan Longsworth in Los Angeles, California.

And now, until next time, we are praying you would be filled with the love of God so that you can demonstrate His love to the lost and dying in your city! God bless!

Studying James 4:10!

Date August 6, 2015

James web slider

 

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 College and Seminary in Hawthorne, California.

The book of James has been called, “the faith explained” and that is the purpose of these teachings. These short studies are designed to help you grow your faith.

Now, let’s open our Bibles to the book of James as Dr. Smith, Director of Eagles In Leadership, discusses our faith from the words of the step-brother of Jesus, the head of the Jerusalem Church …

 

 

This podcast was recorded in Hawthorne, California and edited by Ryne Longsworth.

Transformed Episode #258: God, Whose Name Is Adonai, Also Known As El!

Date August 2, 2015

Names Of God

 

 

Life can be overwhelming at times, can’t it? If it wasn’t for the presence of God in our lives, how would we make it?

Welcome to another episode of the Transformed podcast.

In today’s study, which is part of a series on the Names of God, we are going to explore who God is through what He is called in the Bible.

As we delve into the names of God, understand that each name represents as aspect of God’s character and / or conduct. In other words, what God is called relates directly to who God is.

As Dr. Smith teaches his students at Bible Believers Christian College and Seminary in Hawthorne, California, he wants to remind you that the character and dependability of God is revealed through His names.

Let’s step into the classroom and join Dr. Smith as he applies the names of God to our daily lives of faith …

 

Would you like to help spread the word by sharing this message? 

Perhaps you would you consider sharing this message with a friend? God longs to release the captives of our culture into the freedom of faith. Thank you for your consideration.

 

What are you reading this summer? If you would like to see the power of God work in real life difficulties, we suggest you read Hope Enabler, written by Dr. Smith’s wife, Melodee, this summer.

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. Through God’s word and her own personal testimony Melodee Smith shows how her relationship with God was strengthened despite the perils she faced.

Melodee Joy Smith is a pastor’s wife ministering in Southern California. Alongside her husband, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith she’s counseled families, spoke at conferences and trained Christian leaders. She hopes this book can be a comfort to other Christians who are struggling with seemingly impossible situations.

 You can order your copy of Hope Enabler today: Simply click this link!

Today’s episode was recorded live in Hawthorne, California and edited by Ryan Longsworth in Los Angeles, California.

And now, until next time, we are praying you would be filled with the love of God so that you can demonstrate His love to the lost and dying in your city! God bless!

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