Entries Categorized as 'faith'

Transformed #303: Don’t Be Afraid … Only Believe! 

Date February 5, 2017

In our entire ministry, God has sent Melodee and I to churches that were struggling and shrinking because we are people with uncommon faith! We are intimately acquainted with this Jesus who tells grieving fathers, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.” (Luke 8:50) And we have learned a simple principle in our ministry and personal […]

Transformed #299: Taking Care of Your Future!

Date January 1, 2017

Thrive Or Survive? Do you want the rest of your life to be the best of your life? While life itself can be hard, painful and marked by battle scars and bloody bruises, God longs for our lives to be significant and rewarding. What we live for and how we live our lives determines whether […]

Walking By Faith or By Sight?

Date November 1, 2016

All this past week I have been thinking about this verse. Perhaps I should say, I have been thinking about the reality of this verse. And maybe its been longer than the past week. Either way, what does “walking by faith, not by sight,” look like? In the midst of my ponderings, I have come […]

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 Episode #255: The Discipline of Hearing God!

Date June 21, 2015

“Having time to be alone is a valid need for most creative people. Over 90 percent of the creative people I know like solitude. They enjoy that time when they can be alone to think and create, to write, play, dream, imagine, and express themselves artistically. But when the desire to be alone becomes selfish, […]

7 Ways to Refocus for the New Year!

Date December 29, 2014

  For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:19–21) If we are going to be able to say and believe a statement like this – when we are imprisoned in circumstances that we do not desire – what can we do to have such confidence? 7 Ways to Refocus for the New Year! Here’s […]

Transformed Episode #228: Persist – When My Faith is Rewarded

Date November 30, 2014

Why doesn’t God answer us quickly? Isn’t He the one who told us to, “Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full”? (John 16:24, ESV) Well, what’s wrong then? We’ve been asking and nothing’s been happening. Welcome back to the exciting conclusion of this series, “Overcoming Faith.” Watching from the sidelines with […]

Transformed Episode #227: Forgive – When My Faith Must Grow

Date November 16, 2014

Welcome back to the Transformed Podcast. Forgiveness can be one of the hardest actions in life. We sincerely know and believe the other person does not deserve the gift of forgiveness. And then, when we extend such mercy and grace, we discover that they offend us again, and seemingly without having learned anything from our […]

Transformed Episode #226: Fear – When My Faith is Small

Date November 9, 2014

Fear is the greatest weapon to those who would stand up against truth and justice. Welcome to a new series of the Transformed Podcast. Today we begin to talk about, “Overcoming Faith!” Perhaps you love these words from the old hymn,   Faith is the victory! Faith is the victory!
 O glorious victory, that overcomes […]