Entries Categorized as 'Christmas'

Transformed #298: Celebrate His Entry!

Date December 29, 2016

It’s Christmas! I love Christmas … I love giving gifts! I love the joy that God gives. I love the hope we have because God sent Jesus to us! I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to remind us that Jesus has come to bring us peace with God! Christmas reminds us God wants […]

Merry Christmas from Eagles In Leadership!

Date December 24, 2016

  “And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will […]

Transformed #296: Celebrate His Peace!

Date December 13, 2016

  The Transformed Podcast and Video Teaching Ministry features Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Lead Pastor at Woodland Drive Baptist Church, Visalia.       Celebrate His Peace (Christmas 2016) It is an amazing story that has been told for over two thousand years. On that first Christmas night, God sent his own son to earth […]

Transformed Podcast #278: It’s Time For Salvation! [Repost]

Date December 27, 2015

Editor’s Note: This repost was first posted in 2007 the week BEFORE Christmas.    The purpose of Christmas can be seen in the words of the angels at Bethlehem, For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2.11 God sent a personal savior! Surveys […]

Transformed Podcast #277: It’s Time For Celebration! [Repost]

Date December 20, 2015

Why does Jesus birth cause such a stir?  Think about it. The birth of a peasant child born in an insignificant little town in the Middle East is still being celebrated today. In fact, it is the most celebrated event on the planet! What makes Christmas so special? The birth of Jesus spilt history into BC […]

Transformed Podcast #276: It’s Time to Share the Good News! [Repost]

Date December 13, 2015

  “It’s Time for Christmas!”  I know those are words that speak panic in some of your hearts and lives.  It’s about shopping.  It’s about things that need to be done and haven’t gotten done.  I just want to say as we begin and admit together that sometimes this time of the year is the […]

Transformed Podcast #275: Jesus Came to Be Our Shepherd! [Repost]

Date December 6, 2015

In this special repost of our Christmas 2007 podcast we discover the joy of God’s love! In today’s special Christmas episode, “Jesus Came to be Our Shepherd!” Pastor Matt draws our attention to the life we have in our King and Savior, Jesus Christ. The Biblical illustration repeated often concerning our relationship with God is […]

Transformed Podcast #274: Jesus Came to Present Us With Hope! [Repost]

Date November 29, 2015

It’s Christmas – a time of hope! In today’s episode from Christmas 2007, Pastor Matt draws our attention to the “coming” or “arrival” of Jesus. The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Coming, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King […]

2015 Starbucks Cup Controversy

Date November 16, 2015

A pastor friend of mine asked what the ‪#‎Starbucks‬ cup controversy is all about. Here’s my response: Some judgmental church people forgot to check to see if #Starbucks cups had “Merry Christmas” on them in the recent past – Starbucks hasn’t done that in the recent past. Then they chose to judge a non-christian corporation for not […]

Transformed Episode #232: Christmas Fills Us With Hope!

Date December 28, 2014

  The future – what are you hoping for? What do you hold onto as you walk through your every day life? Are you optimistic or pessimistic? Welcome to the Transformed Podcast. People turn toward hope as naturally as plants turn toward the sunlight. And this is what the Lord provides in abundance as we […]