Entries from January 2012

Why Can’t We See Them?

Date January 30, 2012

As we walked the streets of our community this weekend giving away small bags of Valentine’s candy, my heart almost broke as I thought about all the people near our worship facility. Who are they? What’s their story? Do they know Christ? What aches and pains do they carry? “Hi, we’re your neighbor and wanted […]

Episode 101: My Consecration: How Can I Be Spiritually Fulfilled?

Date January 25, 2012

It’s our 101st episode of the Transformed podcast today. We are so glad you have joined us we seek to Encourage Achievement in Godly Leaders by Emphasizing Servanthood.” Today we examine a powerful encounter between a rich young ruler and Jesus. As the conversation progresses, we discover that possessing eternal life – from Jesus’ point […]

Reframing Commitment

Date January 23, 2012

By Dr. Matthew Lee Smith Over the course of the past 2 years I have been thinking about the alarming statistics concerning the American Church. My friend, Len Sweet, says that 75% of the churches in America are dying, 23% of them are plateaued (often taking those from dying churches) and the remaining 2% are […]

Episode 100 – My Benefits: What Do I Do With What God Has Given Me?

Date January 18, 2012

Artwork Credit: michaelhoffman.info   It’s our 100th podcast today and we are so glad you have chosen to join us! Dr. Matthew Smith, lead pastor at Pacific Baptist Church of El Segundo, continues a 4-message series on the ABCs of Loving God. Today we are looking into the Old Testament to discover how we will […]

The Façade of Faith

Date January 16, 2012

By Dr. Matthew Lee Smith   As they did renovation on the old building not far from my house recently, I noticed that the frontage of the building was, in reality a façade! While it appeared to be a very large structure, it was, in reality a much smaller building, hiding behind a false front […]

Episode 099 – My Attitude: How Do I Respond to God?

Date January 11, 2012

As 2012 runs ahead full speed, Dr. Matthew Smith, lead pastor at Pacific Baptist Church of El Segundo, begins a 4-message series on the ABCs of Loving God. As we open Luke 10, we will look at our attitude and ask, “How do I respond to God?” Let’s listen now as Pastor Matt prepares the […]

Serve Us or Service?

Date January 9, 2012

By Dr. Matthew Lee Smith   As the Christmas season came to a close, I can remember how the focus for many was on themselves. They were interested in what THEY were going to get, what parties THEY were going to and what things THEY were going to be doing. In contrast to this was […]

Episode #98 – How Do I Please God?

Date January 3, 2012

We are thrilled you have rejoined us for another year of Encouraging Achievement in Godly Leaders by Emphasizing Servanthood! In today’s episode, Dr. Smith starts us on a journey through the most important subject in life: How do I please God? As we open our Bibles to 2 Chronicles 7, let’s listen in as Pastor […]