Entries Categorized as 'faith'

1 Vital Necessity to a Receiving Faith!

Date August 30, 2017

Faith Receives After Faith Obeys “So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired […]

5 Character Traits Building A Confident Faith!

Date August 29, 2017

Trusting the God Who Promises the Practical “Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will […]

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 […]

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 – 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 […]

I Will Not Be Shaken!

Date May 9, 2017

As Hurricane Frances bore down on the Caribbean, I was living in Miami. So many emotions go through you when you realize that all that you own, and have accumulated over the years, could be destroyed in a matter of hours. And yet, this Great and Mighty God we serve has allowed us to experience […]