• Clinton Smith

    Contributing sermons since Feb 4, 2008
clinton's church

First Goodwill MBC
LOS ANGELES, California 90001

About clinton
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The sermon series that made a difference in our church is "The Be Attitudes - Required Attitudes for a Church in Transition". This series was not based on Matthew 5 but what I believed to be important attitudes for our membership to transition to the next level. Sermon topics: Be Positive, Be Prayerful, Be Committed, Be Flexible, Be Joyful, Be Grateful, and Be A Witness. Thank God, we’re working toward the right attitude now.
  • Family: I’ve been married to my lovely wife Tracy for 15 years and we have 3 beautiful children, Kari, Aysia, and Myles and one grandson, Lil Jimmy. My family has been very supportive in my ministry endeavors for the past 18 years of which I am so grateful.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: My pastor, HB Charles Jr of the Mt Sinai Church in Los Angeles, said to me once, "Clint, make friends with books because the only great minds are those that made friends with great books."
  • Books that have had an impact: There are so many. "Rediscovering Pastoral Ministry" by John McArthur, What is a Healthy Church by Mark Dever, "The Tentmaking Pastor - The Joy Bivocational Ministry by Dennis W Bickers.
  • Hobbies: I love to play and watch basketball. Read Books. Cook. Travel. Collect DVD and music CDs (jazz and gospel).
  • What I want on my tombstone: He served to make a difference in the world for God
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  • I Can Rest Peacefully

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2009

    Only God, our Shepherd, can give you complete and peaceful rest!

    The testimony of David is powerful. Verse 1 sets the tone for the rest of this precious Psalms; “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not. After verse 1, David begins to outline for us the loving care of the shepherd. The beauty of the Psalms is that David communicates to us through his personal more

  • I'm Safe In His Arms

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2009
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    God knows how to keep me because I don’t know how to keep myself

    Isaac Watts was born in Southampton, England, on July 17, 1674. His parents were Dissenters - that is, they were not members of the Church of England. They adhered to the Congregational faith. That was a serious matter at the time; Dissenters, depending on the tolerance of the monarch on the more

  • I'm Satisfied With God Alone

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    God, our Shepherd, knows how to supply our needs

    At a reception, a famous actor was asked to give a recitation. An old preacher suggested the twenty third psalm. He did it with great oratorical skill & sat down to prolonged applause. Then he turned to the old preacher & asked him to recite the psalm also. In a weak & trembling voice, the kindly more

  • Trusting God Who Will Fight For You

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    God hears our cries and He will fight for you.

    I was walking home elementary school when I encountered one of my many fights as a younger man. The weekend before, my family and I, went to the drive-in to see one of my favorite actors, Bruce Lee in “The Last Dragon”. It was a normal occurrence for me to act out the movie with my friends as if I more

  • Trusting God Who Can Give You Peace

    Contributed on Jul 14, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    Peace is God holding you together while everything else around you is falling apart.

    Jehovah Shalom – The Lord Who Is Peace Judges 6:22-24 Martin R De Haan II in his booklet: “Surviving the Storms of Stress”, tells a story of a woman named Nancy. Nancy’s glass of stress is full and overflowing. Wedged between the demands of single-parenting, a rebellious son, and managing an more

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