Entries Categorized as 'Discipleship'

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 […]

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 […]

Invasion Requires a Life of Endurance!

Date May 16, 2017

“And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” […]

Mark Out a Straight Path!

Date May 3, 2017

“Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.” (Proverbs 4:24–27, NLT) As God seeks to transform me into the image […]

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 […]

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