Entries from July 2012

When Lust Ruins Your Life!

Date July 25, 2012

Artwork Credit: positive-parents.org “For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me. Against You—You alone—I have sinned and done this evil in Your sight. So You are right when You pass sentence; You are blameless when You judge.” (Psalm 51:3–4, HCSB)  If you are at all familiar with the stories […]

Israel Trip Information Meeting Planned in LA

Date July 24, 2012

Dr. Matthew Smith teaching on board the tour boat on the Sea of Galilee Photo Credit: Melodee Joy Smith Eagles in Leadership announces the formation of an Israel tour group for February 2013. Lead Pastor, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, says, “This 10-day tour will feature extensive time in Jesus’ ministry home in the Galilee as […]

Episode 119: Good Grief!

Date July 23, 2012

Artwork Credit: ceruleansanctum.com   Conviction – it’s a word many Christ-followers misunderstand. When the Spirit moves through the words of the pastor, many people get uncomfortable and upset. While many would rather not address the subject of conviction through the pastor’s messages, we join Dr. Matthew Smith, lead pastor of Pacific Baptist Church in El […]

Big Book of History Book Review

Date July 19, 2012

Have you wanted to get a grasp on world history from a Biblical point of view? Now you can! Big Book of History is targeted for young learners, ages 7-12. However, my copy seems to draw “children” of all ages. Tracking 4 themes from creation to the election of President Barack Obama, this up to […]

When Depression Falls On the Child of God – Part 2

Date July 18, 2012

Photo Credit: carroll.edu “Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me?” (Psalm 43:5, HCSB) We return to the anathema subject of depression in the Christian today because the Bible addresses the reality that many suffer from it, even those whose lives are focused on the worship of Almighty God. While some misguided and […]

Come and Listen to the Beatitudes Where Jesus First Taught Them!

Date July 17, 2012

Photo Credit: BiblePlaces.com “When He saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain, and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. Then He began to teach them, saying: “The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted. The […]

Los Angeles Friends Invited to Israel Tour Informational Meeting

Date July 16, 2012

Pastor Matt teaching on board the tour boat on the Sea of Galilee Photo Credit: Melodee Joy Smith Eagles In Leadership is forming an Israel tour group for February 2013. Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, says, “This 10-day tour will feature extensive time in Jesus’ ministry home in the Galilee as well as Jerusalem. Onsite, short […]

When Depression Falls On the Child of God

Date July 11, 2012

“Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me?” (Psalm 42:5, HCSB) There seems to be a stigma to those Christ-followers who profess some sort of sadness of soul these days. Critics scorn them with pious platitudes like, “How can you be sad when God is so great?” But such ridicule is more theoretical […]

Come and View a Fisherman’s Boat From the Time of Jesus!

Date July 10, 2012

Photo Credit: Bettina & Dominique Zygmont. “As He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. Suddenly, a violent storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves. But He was sleeping. So the disciples came and woke Him up, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to die!” But […]

Episode 118 – Forgiving or Forbearing?

Date July 2, 2012

Artwork by OnlyCurious “People find fault as if there is a reward for it!  Too many people look for the worst in others and never pass up the chance to cut down or criticize others.” That quote from Zig Ziglar reminds us of our theme for today’s podcast: God wants us to forgive people, not […]