Transformed Episode #244: Focused on Accomplishing His Mission

Date March 29, 2015

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Welcome to the Transformed Podcast.

In today’s podcast, as we continue our series answering the life-changing question, “What is the Church?”, we unlock the purpose of those who call themselves “the Church.”

Since the Garden Fall, God has been crying out, “Where are you?

The Mission of God has a Church to accomplish that call.

It is the mission of each of the disciples of Jesus Christ to plead with men and women to be reconciled to God.

You will know if you are a disciple of Jesus Christ – you are “on mission” for God by making disciples!

Now, as we open our Bibles to the New Testament, let’s listen as Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Director of Eagles In Leadership teaches us how to be “focused on accomplished Jesus’ mission!

 

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!

 

Have you heard about Dr. Smith’s newest book?

If you want to make an impact in your community, county, country or continent, Dr. Smith has written a new book to help you accomplish your dreams!

Gathering Missional Leaders is a guided study that explores the elements necessary to build the habitat that will attract a strong and vibrant coalition of men and women who want to reach their world in their generation!

Gathering Missional Leaders was born as a field manual, a how-to guide to see local churches become training centers where people can learn to “go and make disciples of all nations,” and build a climate in their church where the next generation of mission-minded Christians can come together and thrive.

You can order your copy Gathering Missional Leaders at the Eagles In Leadership website by clicking the appropriate link on the right hand side panel of the Eagles In Leadership website.

Today’s episode was recorded live in El Segundo, 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 3:15

Date March 24, 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 #243: Devoted to God’s Heart and Will

Date March 22, 2015

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In this series of teachings, we are asking the life-changing question, “What is the Church?”

In our last episode we explored the people of the Church. Today we delve into the passion of those people who are the Church!

The Focus of the Church is the exaltation of Jesus Christ as King of all – our purpose, our meaning, our agenda, our income, our expenses, our treasure, our time, our talents, our lives.

As such, the disciples of Jesus are dedicated to intimacy with Him, constantly seeking His direction and His will in each and every decision.

Such focus is called worship - acknowledging that God Only through Jesus Christ is worthy of our lives (worship).

Now, as we open our Bibles to enflame our passion for King Jesus, let’s listen as Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Director of Eagles In Leadership teaches us how to be “devoted to God’s heart and will …

 

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!

Have you heard about Dr. Smith’s newest book?

If you want to make an impact in your community, county, country or continent, Dr. Smith has written a new book to help you accomplish your dreams!

Gathering Missional Leaders is a guided study that explores the elements necessary to build the habitat that will attract a strong and vibrant coalition of men and women who want to reach their world in their generation!

Gathering Missional Leaders was born as a field manual, a how-to guide to see local churches become training centers where people can learn to “go and make disciples of all nations,” and build a climate in their church where the next generation of mission-minded Christians can come together and thrive.

You can order your copy Gathering Missional Leaders at the Eagles In Leadership website by clicking the appropriate link on the right hand side panel of the Eagles In Leadership website.

Today’s episode was recorded live in El Segundo, 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!

Would you consider helping the victims of Cyclone Pam?

Date March 16, 2015

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As a regular with Eagles In Leadership, we wanted to encourage you to help in the rescue efforts financially as you pray for the victims today.

Thank you!

Dr. Matthew Lee Smith

Director, Eagles In Leadership

And now, a message from Franklin Graham …

Tropical Cyclone Pam hammered the South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu on Saturday, damaging 90 percent of the buildings in the capital city of Port Vila and leaving thousands homeless. At least 11 people were killed, and officials fear many more fatalities.
The full extent of the damage from the category 5 storm is unknown, as communications have been knocked out between many of the nation’s 80-plus islands, where more than 267,000 people live.
Samaritan’s Purse is rushing 70 tons of emergency aid to the scene including shelter materials, clean water and hygiene supplies, and cooking kits. We have also deployed a medical team to provide basic care to victims. Our relief efforts will ramp up as we evaluate damage in the hardest hit areas.
Pray for the Samaritan’s Purse emergency response team as they bring help and hope to the people of Vanuatu in Jesus’ Name. Also pray that we will be able to share with those affected that  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
May God bless you,
Franklin Graham, President
Samaritan’s Purse

You may give by clicking here.

Transformed Episode #242: Disciples of Jesus Christ

Date March 15, 2015

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What is the Church? This is perhaps one of the most important questions of our day.

Welcome to the Transformed Podcast!

Today most Christians say, “Let’s go to Church!” at some point in the weekend.

However, as we will discover from this series of messages by Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Director of Eagles In Leadership, the church would better be explained as being:

“Disciples of Jesus Christ devoted to God’s heart and will focused on accomplishing His mission before He takes us to Heaven!”

In today’s podcast, we take up the first idea, that the Church of Jesus Christ is filled with men and women who have left all to follow Jesus.

These people are called disciples: disciplined followers of Jesus Christ who “obey everything Jesus has commanded them.”

Their passion in Christ; their purpose is to glorify Him through obedience; their plan is reproducing Christ in the lives of others; their pain is their strength; their praise is in eternity, “Well done!”

Now, let’s turn our attention to the words of Jesus from the Gospels as we start answering this very powerful and profound question: What is the Church?

 

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!

Have you heard about Dr. Smith’s newest book? If you want to make an impact in your community, county, country or continent, Dr. Smith has written a new book to help you accomplish your dreams!

Gathering Missional Leaders is a guided study that explores the elements necessary to build the habitat that will attract a strong and vibrant coalition of men and women who want to reach their world in their generation!

Gathering Missional Leaders was born as a field manual, a how-to guide to see local churches become training centers where people can learn to “go and make disciples of all nations,” and build a climate in their church where the next generation of mission-minded Christians can come together and thrive.

You can order your copy Gathering Missional Leaders at the Eagles In Leadership website by clicking the appropriate link on the right hand side panel of the Eagles In Leadership website.

 

Today’s episode was recorded live in El Segundo, 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 3.14

Date March 10, 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 …

 

Transformed Episode #241: An Attitude of Righteousness!

Date March 8, 2015

Attitudes - That Ought To Be

 

Attitudes. Good, bad or ugly, we all have them.

Welcome to the Transformed Podcast.

In today’s episode, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, director of Eagles In Leadership, discusses one of the key attitudes that mark Jesus’ disciples.

Each attitude builds on the previous one and, together, they form the disposition of a true child of God.

Now, let’s open our Bibles to Matthew 5 and study one of the eight attitudes that ought to be in our lives as disciples of Jesus …

 

WOULD YOU CONSIDER LEAVING A COMMENT ON THE WEBSITE SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS PODCAST?

 

AND HAVE YOU CONSIDERED DIVING DEEPER INTO GOD’S WORD SO YOU MIGHT KNOW HIM BETTER?

This year, let us suggest giving yourself the gift that gives EVERY day of the New Year!

Dr. Smith has written two daily devotionals that cover every day of the coming year … allowing you to give the gift that keeps on giving God’s Word and His encouragement in the lives of your family and friends.

In His Presence is a detailed look at walking with God through life’s ups and downs. Built around the premise that God welcomes you into His presence with joy and pleasure, In His Presence helps you see that the life of abundance can only be enjoyed when we take everything to the Lord and walk every day at His right hand.

In His Image explores God’s great love for humanity from every book of the Bible. From the creation of Genesis to the culmination in Revelation, God’s love shines through every page. Never is this ever clearer than in the times of Israel’s great betrayal of their God. His passionate pursuit of His children can be heard dripping from his voice as He calls them (and us by proxy) back to His shelter and protection.

You can order your copy In His Image or In His Presence from Amazon at the Eagles In Leadership website by clicking the appropriate link on the right hand side panel of the Eagles In Leadership website.

 

Today’s episode was recorded live and edited by Ryan Longsworth in Hawthorne, 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 3.13

Date March 3, 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 …

Transformed Episode #240: An Attitude of Peace Making

Date March 1, 2015

Attitudes - That Ought To Be

 

Attitudes. Good, bad or ugly, we all have them.

Welcome to the Transformed Podcast.

In today’s episode, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, director of Eagles In Leadership, discusses one of the key attitudes that mark Jesus’ disciples.

Each attitude builds on the previous one and, together, they form the disposition of a true child of God.

Now, let’s open our Bibles to Matthew 5 and study one of the eight attitudes that ought to be in our lives as disciples of Jesus …

 

WOULD YOU CONSIDER LEAVING A COMMENT ON THE WEBSITE SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS PODCAST?

 

AND HAVE YOU CONSIDERED DIVING DEEPER INTO GOD’S WORD SO YOU MIGHT KNOW HIM BETTER?

This year, let us suggest giving yourself the gift that gives EVERY day of the New Year!

Dr. Smith has written two daily devotionals that cover every day of the coming year … allowing you to give the gift that keeps on giving God’s Word and His encouragement in the lives of your family and friends.

In His Presence is a detailed look at walking with God through life’s ups and downs. Built around the premise that God welcomes you into His presence with joy and pleasure, In His Presence helps you see that the life of abundance can only be enjoyed when we take everything to the Lord and walk every day at His right hand.

In His Image explores God’s great love for humanity from every book of the Bible. From the creation of Genesis to the culmination in Revelation, God’s love shines through every page. Never is this ever clearer than in the times of Israel’s great betrayal of their God. His passionate pursuit of His children can be heard dripping from his voice as He calls them (and us by proxy) back to His shelter and protection.

You can order your copy In His Image or In His Presence from Amazon at the Eagles In Leadership website by clicking the appropriate link on the right hand side panel of the Eagles In Leadership website.

 

Today’s episode was recorded live and edited by Ryan Longsworth in Hawthorne, 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!

Finding Your Way Back to God

Date February 24, 2015

Finding Your Way Back to God

“This book is your invitation to start—or restart—your journey toward an authentic connection with God. The awakenings Dave and Jon Ferguson guide you through are nothing less than life changing.” —Mark Batterson, pastor, National Community Church Washington, DC; author of The Circle Maker

 

A New Book by Dave Ferguson and Jon Ferguson

Eagles In Leadership is pleased to let you know about a great new book by our friends, Dave and Jon Ferguson! We highly recommend you purchasing, reading and giving this book away to your friends who are wandering from God or who have never had a personal relationship with God!

Each of us spends our lives on a journey toward God. Yet often our most deeply felt longings—for meaning, for love, for significance—end up leading us away from, instead of toward, our Creator and the person he made us to be.

Finding Your Way Back to God shows you how to understand and listen to your longings in a whole new way. It’s about waking up to who you really are and daring to believe that God wants you to be found even more than you want to find him. It’s about making the biggest wager of your life: “God, if you are real, then make yourself real to me” – and seeing if God responds.

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As part of a special promotion that runs through March 31, 2015, if you purchase up to 25 copies of Finding Your Way Back To Godyou will receive an equal number of free copies from the Multnomah Publishing Group. Just save the receipt number and follow the instructions at yourwayback.org to request your free copy.

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