August 11, 2013
Welcome to a brand new series on the Transformed podcast.
What is the Church? In the next four studies we will discover 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.”
In this first study on the Church, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, lead Pastor at Pacific Baptist Church in El Segundo, California explains that the Church is “Disciples of Jesus Christ … devoted to God’s heart and will … focused on accomplishing His mission … before He takes us to Heaven.”
Now let’s join Pastor Matt as we discover that the Church is to be filled with his disciples:
- whose passion in Christ;
- whose purpose is to glorify Him through obedience;
- whose plan is reproducing Christ in the lives of others;
- whose pain is their strength;
- and whose praise is in eternity, “Well done!”
And with that challenge to discipleship, Dr. Smith begins the first of four messages into the heart of the issue: What Is The Church?
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!
If you would like to explore how you can be a more effective disciple of Jesus Christ, Dr. Smith has written a book to take you to the next level!
Growing Missional Leaders is a practical passionate, Biblical mentoring journey for individuals, small groups, leadership teams and congregations who desire to win their world for Christ.
Readers will appreciate the enthusiastic and Spirit-filled hope God provides as Matthew …
* Tells stories – of lost opportunities and successes with friends – that give powerful, encouragement of personal and corporate outreach
* Opens Bible passages – again and again – showing God’s heart is to bring his lost children home
* Provides stimulating discussion questions – at the end of each chapter -providing the stepping stones to launching fresh ministry into your community Believers hungering to reach their world for Christ will be energized by this passionate call to fulfill Christ’s Gospel and the invigorating manner in which their thought processes will be stretched to God-sized proportions.
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 that 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!