Entries from April 2016

The Hard Hearted Realize Their Imminent Destruction Too Late!

Date April 25, 2016

Some thoughts on Exodus 14:24-31 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh and the Egyptians realized too late that the Lord fought against them to their total destruction. As the God who is able (Romans 4:21) acts, horror finally sinks into reason. The Lord fights for them against the Egyptians. This is the turning point in this […]

Hard Heartedness Is Contagious!

Date April 18, 2016

Some thoughts on Exodus 14:15-23 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh now spreads into the elite troops as they pursue the Israelis into the sea floor, despite the supernatural evidence that Yahweh, the Almighty God was fighting for Israel. Sometimes passion overtakes common sense. This is a classic illustration. God is working for Israel in ways […]

Transformed #290: Great Faith in a Great God Receives Great Victory!

Date April 17, 2016

Welcome to the Transformed Podcast. “Great Faith in Our Great God Receives Great Victory!” Launching from the daily life of the father of our faith, Abraham of old, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Lead Pastor of Woodland Drive Baptist Church in Visalia, CA reveals 4 core evidences of a living faith in our lives! Now, as […]

The Hard Hearted Break Their Agreements!

Date April 11, 2016

Some thoughts from Exodus 14:4, 8-9 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh became manifest again as he broke his agreement with Israel after they left Ramses, by hastily pursuing them to restore domination over Israel. God seeks to remove Israel’s enemies for good in that generation. Only the total destruction of the pride-driven mad man on […]

Transformed #289: Stepping Out By Faith!

Date April 10, 2016

Welcome to the Transformed Podcast. In his first official message, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith returns to the Biblical Patriarch, Abraham, the father of our faith. As we open our Bibles to Genesis 12, Pastor Matt calls the men and women of Woodland Drive Baptist Church in Visalia, CA to Step Out By Faith! Join us […]

The Hard Hearted’s Life Ends In Great Sorrow!

Date April 4, 2016

Thoughts from Exodus 11:4-6,9 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh ultimately ended in grievous sorrow and widespread death. This is so often the case, though not on the scale of Pharaoh’s Egypt. When the battle between the proud and the Lord rages on, it inevitably ends in death and destruction. God never loses. All around us […]

Transformed #288: God Is Able!

Date April 3, 2016

Welcome to the Transformed Podcast. Today we start a new chapter in the podcast as Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, begins his relationship with Woodland Drive Baptist Church in Visalia, CA (Visalia – first I is long – sounds like “eye”) … which culminated in a call to be their Lead Pastor beginning February 1 of this […]