Entries Categorized as 'Discipleship'

What Was That You Posted?

Date October 17, 2017

It is so easy to post the first thing that comes to our minds … and, if we were honest, that IS who we are. Jesus was clear that our words are the reflections of our hearts (Matthew 12:34). What most Christ followers don’t realize is that every single word spoken or posted will be […]

Hope For Today – So That It Will Go Well For You!

Date August 27, 2017

Stubbornness. You might not be, but you can see the face of someone in your family that is, right? And what happens when we are stubborn? That’s right … we often hit one of life’s immovable barriers … causing us a boatload of pain and problems. This is Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and, if you’re […]

3 Results When We Live By Faith!

Date August 22, 2017

Faith Receives After Faith Obeys “They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the Lord shut him in.” (Genesis 7:15–16, ESV) So many of […]

2 Different Directions That Reveal Our Faith, Or the Lack Of It!

Date August 17, 2017

Faith Doesn’t Use Age As An Excuse “After Noah was 500 years old, Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.” (Genesis 5:32, ESV) “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the […]

When Our Stubbornness Requires a Price!

Date August 10, 2017

Being independent is an American attribute. However, when God calls us to depend upon Him, many of us move into “refusal mode.”  We think we have a better plan, a better idea, a better way.  And that is where things take a supernatural turn … listen to Asaph explain: “But my people did not listen […]

3 Big Faith Questions To Ask When God Commands!

Date August 8, 2017

Faith Does What God Commands, Even When It Sounds Impossible “Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6:9, ESV) “And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them […]

Hope For Today – Settling Our Disagreements!

Date July 9, 2017

When we snap at other people, we break relationships. And that just makes our lives worse … robbing us of peace! I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today about settling our disagreements! So, what are we to do to restore peace in our lives and jettison the angst […]

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 […]

Before We Can Soar We Must Understand!

Date May 30, 2017

“O Jacob, how can you say the Lord does not see your troubles? O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights? Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths […]

Hope For Today – Enjoying a Blessed Life!

Date May 28, 2017

Is your daily life chaotic or calm; are you being beaten up by life, or are you enjoying a blessed life? These are two of the most important questions you can ask yourself on a daily basis. Our answer to these two questions reflects a lot about how we think! Why? Because the way we […]