Into the Lions Den

“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.” (Philippians 2:5-7) Hi Fighter, It’s a special time for …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Reasons To Be Cheerful

“Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

I thought that love would Last forever

“From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

How The Mighty Have Fallen!

“How the mighty have fallen in the thick of battle! Jonathan lies slain on your heights. I grieve for you, Jonathan, my brother. You were delightful to me; your love to me was extraordinary, surpassing the love of women. How the mighty have fallen and the weapons of war have perished!” (2 Samuel 2:25-27) Hi …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Life is Complicated

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” (Luke 13:34) Hi Fighter, We begin today with Jesus grieving for His people – more …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Glimpses of Light

“And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.” (Luke 9:29) Hi Fighter, Last Sunday was the Feast of the Transfiguration. It’s a day of great significance in the Orthodox church – even more important than Christmas! In the Western church, we never really know what to …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Be Merciful

“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36) Hi Fighter, How do you urge a fighter to be merciful? You don’t win fights by being merciful! I still remember the final words given to me before I climbed into the ring for my first fight. My cornerman urged me to put aside any …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

A Very Unique Birthday

Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.” (Luke 6:20-21) Hi Fighter, Those words ring true for me today. …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

See you at the Barricades!

“[Jesus] said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.”. (Luke 5:4-5) Hi Fighter, I love this scene on the beach where Jesus …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

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