Entries Categorized as 'Deeper Walk With God'

No Bible, No Breakfast

Date April 2, 2018

Years ago I established a personal disciple that yielded immense benefits to my life. It was a simple discipline, but it was not always easy. I chose not to eat breakfast before I had taken time to read my Bible. Life has a way of interfering with our disciplines. When Melodee got sick last year, […]

Transformed #305: Authentic Love!

Date March 1, 2018

Recently, Dr. Smith has the opportunity to speak to the youth, teens, and adults of three different churches on the topic of, “Tue Love Waits.” The event encouraged these singles to remain sexually pure until marriage. In his gregarious style, Pastor Matt sought to bring to light the enormity of the issue with the levity […]

Hope For Today – Receiving So Many of God’s Blessings!

Date June 4, 2017

Each day, as I open God’s Word, He brings so much CHANGE and BLESSING into my life! I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today about how God gives us SO MANY OF HIS BLESSINGS! If we want to change our confusion into understanding and our feelings of condemnation […]

That Moment When Your Faith’s True Size Is Revealed!

Date May 18, 2017

Have you ever come to an obstacle in life and decide to bail instead of press forward? Perhaps because the path grew unfamiliar and uncomfortable you chose to take the easy wrong instead of the difficult right. Going to a life group or mid-week study was just too much to ask of you and so […]

Faith Expands God’s Territory!

Date April 18, 2017

Every living thing grows. Thus, it’s interesting that so many people today are trying to grow dead things. When we watch Jesus in the Gospels, we see Him repeatedly moving on to the next place … (now watch the subplot) … all the while He is watching to see who would follow Him!  The lesson Jesus teaches is […]

Transformed #293: God Emboldens Us When We Pray Together!

Date May 8, 2016

Fear. It paralyzes the child of God. It leads to rebellion, murmuring, discouragement, dread … and, worst of all, unbelief. Of course, fear’s harvest caused the first Exodus generation of God’s people to wander in the wilderness for 40 years until every one from that group died so God could use fresh faces with fresh […]

Transformed #292: God Guides When We Pray Together!

Date May 1, 2016

God longs for every one of us to gather together, and bring our broken hearts to Him in prayer. These encouraging words are part of today’s reminder that, “God Guides When We Pray Together!” Practical, Biblical insight marks this call to repentance and return, hope and help no matter when you and your church find […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]