Entries Categorized as 'Stewardship'

We Don’t Want Your Money!

Date April 2, 2015

  My daughter just posted on Facebook: “I love that my church has pay my tithe online. Makes it SO much easier to make sure that’s the first 10% off the top!” One of her friends quickly responded: “That is nice! I hate using checks and cash for anything anymore. It requires way more planning.” […]

Transformed Podcast #180 – We Will Be Battered For Our Faith!

Date December 1, 2013

It is no secret that the world and the devil hate God and what He stands for. When we choose to live our lives for His primary purpose in this world, opposition can be assured. Focus becomes the issue in such times. Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, lead Pastor at Pacific Baptist Church in El Segundo, […]

Transformed Talks About "Money Strategies for Tough Times!" with Matt Bell

Date August 24, 2011

Thank you for tuning in again to the Transformed podcast! Today we welcome Matt Bell back to the program. Matt is a personal finance writer and speaker. He is the author of three books: Money, Purpose, Joy (September 2008), Money and Marriage: A Complete Guide for Engaged and Newly Married Couples which was published in March […]

Proverbs – Becoming a Virtuous Wife (Proverbs 31:10-31)

Date July 24, 2011

Artwork Credit: lacy.obeyingthetruth.com   Editor’s Note: We continue our series of blogs for those who are reading the Bible with us cover-to-cover this year. Interspersed with our thoughts on our daily reading, we want to provide some tips about reading the Bible in general. Proverbs – Becoming a Virtuous Wife (Proverbs 31:10-31) As we wrap […]

Transformed Episode #058 – The Trust Test: 2

Date February 21, 2009

Trusting God is a process of removing our self-dependence. When we desire to trust God more, he initiates an amazing transformation, a ‘purging process’ which Pastor Jim Cymbala describes in his book, “Break Through Prayer” … “This purging process rids us of self-dependence so that our faith can remain solely in God. It refines us […]

Transformed Episode #057 – The Trust Test: Part 1

Date February 14, 2009

“Fighting for your time, your place, your voice, or your importance will always hinder your effectiveness in the great house of God. If you are faithful with what belongs to somebody else, God will give you’re your own. The testing ground is when you are being a loyal steward over what belongs to someone else. […]

Transformed Episode #056 – Trust: The Key to Successful Living

Date February 7, 2009

Jerry Bridges reminds us, “Trust is not a passive state of mind. It is a vigorous act of the soul by which we choose to lay hold of the promises of God and cling to them despite the fear that at times seeks to overwhelm us.” Continuing our 4-part series entitled ‘The Trust Test’, Dr. […]

Transformed Enhanced Episode #055 – Trusting God in Turbulent Times

Date February 7, 2009

This is a special iTunes/iPod ENHANCED podcast. This podcast contains the PowerPoint slides that Pastor Matt uses during his sermons so you can follow along in iTunes or with your iPod. You can subscribe to this podcast by clicking here or you can subscribe via iTunes. Foreclosures, bankruptcies, and dwindling retirement accounts seem to be […]

Transformed Episode #055 – Trusting God in Turbulent Times

Date January 25, 2009

Foreclosures, bankruptcies, and dwindling retirement accounts seem to be all the news these days. Everyone seems to be hurting these days. The recession has tested the limits of many people’s faith. Dr. Matthew Lee Smith encourages our hearts to ‘trust in the Lord with all our hearts’ in the midst of these turbulent times as […]