Entries Categorized as 'faith'

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 […]

Hope For Today – Easter: The Tomb of Jesus is Empty!

Date April 16, 2017

It’s Easter and, if we were honest, had it not been for the resurrection of Jesus, we would most likely have never met like this. I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today announcing The Tomb of Jesus is Empty! In fact, without the resurrection of Jesus, I would […]

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 […]