Entries Categorized as 'God’s will'

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Transformed #292: God Guides When We Pray Together!

Date May 1, 2016

God longs for every one of us to gather together, and bring our broken hearts to Him in prayer. These encouraging words are part of today’s reminder that, “God Guides When We Pray Together!” Practical, Biblical insight marks this call to repentance and return, hope and help no matter when you and your church find […]

Hearing the Voice of God

Date June 18, 2015

If you want to hear his voice, get away for the weekend. No phones, no music, no tv, etc. UNPLUG! Then go to a quiet place with a Bible and a note pad. Start by praying, “God, here I am waiting to hear from you. Talk to me please.” Then, open your Bible and start […]

Transformed Episode #233: Discovering God’s Priorities For Your Life in 2015!

Date January 4, 2015

With the New Year upon us, discovering what God desires of us is essential to accomplishing His will through us in 2015.  In his final message as Pastor of Pacific Baptist Church, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith helps us discover the two resources of hope needed in order to follow God’s individual will and whim. Welcome to the […]

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! Interviews Mike Slaughter about "Change the World!"

Date July 14, 2011

We are so pleased you have returned to the Transformed podcast. In today’s episode, we explore how we can recover the message and mission of Jesus, and thus, Change the World. Matt’s guest today is Mike Slaughter, lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church, is the three-decade dreamer of Ginghamsburg and the spiritual entrepreneur of ministry marketplace […]

What Does Jesus Want Me to Do?

Date July 12, 2011

Artwork Credit: smallbiztrends.com “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have […]

Can God Brag On Me?

Date June 17, 2011

God Enjoys Our Purity and Obedience “Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” ” (Job 1:8, NKJV) Does God enjoy your practice of personal purity and your obedience to […]