Pastor James Ford Jr. treasured truth

October 25, 2019
Understanding When There’s Misunderstanding, Part 2

Understanding When There’s Misunderstanding, Part 2

As we continue to look at misunderstanding today on Treasured Truth, we’ll see that often manipulation can be a factor that leads to misunderstanding. And sometimes people who might have their own interests in mind can complicate the communication process even further, using the misunderstanding...

Understanding When There’s Misunderstanding, Part 1

Understanding When There’s Misunderstanding, Part 1

Misunderstanding can occur so easily. And often, it can happen when someone who is involved in the misunderstanding assigns the wrong motivation to the person who is sending the message. And Pastor Ford will point out today that no matter how good your motivation may be for what you are doing,...

The Audacity of Faith, Part 3

The Audacity of Faith, Part 3

Today, Pastor Ford will challenge us to consider these questions—can you worship Jesus, even when you don’t get what you want? If you don’t get the job, if the sickness isn’t healed, if you never get a husband, if you never get a wife, if your children never leave the far country—can you still...

The Audacity of Faith, Part 2

The Audacity of Faith, Part 2

What do you do when Jesus doesn’t do what you want, how you want and when you want? Today, Pastor Ford will point out that the mother we meet in Matthew 15 decided she was going to go beyond her expectation. She expected Jesus to help her, but He was silent in that moment. So, she began an...

The Audacity of Faith, Part 1

The Audacity of Faith, Part 1

Who do you go to when you have a problem? Is the fact that Jesus is ready to help you with anything you need something that you remember in your time of need? As we begin a new study in Matthew 15, Pastor Ford will introduce us to a woman who had audacious faith and believed that Jesus was the...

Treasured Truth Weekend - Preparation for Your Destination, Part 3

Treasured Truth Weekend - Preparation for Your Destination, Part 3

If we’re going to work with God to achieve His goals for our lives, we have to know where we’re going. Where is God wanting to take us? What is God trying to make us? And Pastor Ford will let us know today that essentially, our part of working together with God is making sure that the trip along...

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 9

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 9

As we conclude our study in Hebrews, chapter 12, Pastor Ford will remind us that it’s essential for us as followers of Christ to come to a place where we clearly see our own inadequacy. The more we see God in His holiness, the more we should see ourselves in our sinfulness. To learn more, join us...

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 8

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 8

As part of our preparation for our ultimate destination, followers of Jesus must understand that it’s crucial to develop the correct kind of reverence for both Jesus and God the Father. And part of that is fearing God. Find out what it means to fear God when you join us for today’s Treasured...

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 7

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 7

As we continue our study in the book of Hebrews, Pastor Ford will share about what it means to be a friend of the world and why being one is a detriment to those of us who are followers of Christ.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 6

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 6

Pastor Ford will remind us that as believers in Christ, throughout life, we are heading toward our ultimate destination. And through the peaks and valleys of our journey, God is working on us. He’s chiseling away from us all that is not Christ-like and adding more to us that is like Him. So, the...

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 5

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 5

God wants to use people in our lives to prepare us for our ultimate destination. Today, Pastor Ford will share a story about his own personal experience with this and ask us to consider who it is we are disregarding in our own lives, that God actually wants to use to bless us.See...

Treasured Truth Weekend - Preparation for Your Destination, Part 2

Treasured Truth Weekend - Preparation for Your Destination, Part 2

As God prepares us for and moves us toward our ultimate destination, He wants to bless us along the way. And He wants to put us in the places where He can bless us. And Pastor Ford will explain today that the best way to receive the best blessings from God is to have purity in our lives before...

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 4

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 4

Part of our preparation for our destination is learning that our messes and our miracles have to live together. And, as Pastor Ford will explain today, there are a whole lot of us who can’t deal with that. We think that since we’re forgiven, our messes ought to be gone. But sometimes the messes...

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 3

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 3

If we’re going to work with God to achieve His goals for our lives, we have to know where we’re going. Where is God wanting to take us? What is God trying to make us? And Pastor Ford will let us know today that essentially, our part of working together with God is making sure that the trip along...

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 2

Preparation for Your Destination, Part 2

As God prepares us for and moves us toward our ultimate destination, He wants to bless us along the way. And He wants to put us in the places where He can bless us. And Pastor Ford will explain today that the best way to receive the best blessings from God is to have purity in our lives before...

Before You Say I Do (for Men), Part 2

Before You Say I Do (for Men), Part 2

According to Pastor Ford, marriage is about one thing, primarily—and it’s not love. Love won’t pay the rent. Love won’t even help you settle an argument, unless it’s agape love. Love is not what keeps a marriage together. It’s not love that does those things. It’s commitment.See...

Before You Say I Do (for Women), Part 5

Before You Say I Do (for Women), Part 5

Pastor Ford continues to encourage single women to really look deeply at a person before leaping into marriage with them. As we conclude this study in Genesis 2, he will share 5 principles that can be used to evaluate a man before marrying him.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Treasured Truth Weekend - Launching Out into the Deep, Part 2

Treasured Truth Weekend - Launching Out into the Deep, Part 2

Pastor Ford says that faith is believing it is so, even when it’s not so, until it becomes so, because God said so. So, when we launch out into the deep, what are we doing? We’re stepping out in faith, believing what God has said and trusting He will go with us into the unknown.See...

Before You Say I Do (for Women), Part 4

Before You Say I Do (for Women), Part 4

Before we say, “I do” in marriage, we should really seek to evaluate the person we are considering as a spouse. Pastor Ford encourages us to find out if the person we want to marry is truly following Christ. We should seek a person who is the whole package. Beware of those who may look good on the...

Before You Say I Do (for Women), Part 3

Before You Say I Do (for Women), Part 3

As we continue this series of messages about what to do before you get married, Pastor Ford will explain that it’s easy to fall in love. The problem always is managing to love Jesus more than our prospective spouse. He’ll ask us all this pertinent question—do we love Jesus or do we just have a...

Before You Say I Do (for Women), Part 2

Before You Say I Do (for Women), Part 2

Pastor Ford warns single people who are considering marriage to not make a permanent decision based on the superficial evaluation that may come as a result of “falling in love.” To really ensure that you know who it is that you are marrying, you really have to look deep before you leap!See...

Before You Say I Do (for Women), Part 1

Before You Say I Do (for Women), Part 1

Pastor Ford explains today that the primary problem that causes divorce is not something that happens after marriage. It’s caused by what didn’t happen before marriage. In other words, too many singles are making a permanent decision based on a superficial evaluation.See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Men on the Wall, Part 2

Men on the Wall, Part 2

As we continue to celebrate fathers this month, Pastor Ford will be challenging men today, to be “men on the wall.” And if you’re a man on the wall, then you have to understand what God has given you to succeed in that role. You have to know what’s in God’s Word as the benefits and the provisions...

Treasured Truth Weekend - Launching Out into the Deep, Part 1

Treasured Truth Weekend - Launching Out into the Deep, Part 1

Some churches today reject new ideas. They refuse to break tradition and resist change, because they are repulsed by the unfamiliar. But Pastor Ford says we have to learn to launch out into the deep! We have to trust the Lord to begin to do some things on our behalf. And we need Christians who are...

Men on the Wall, Part 1

Men on the Wall, Part 1

In honor of Father’s Day coming up this weekend, Pastor Ford begins to challenge men to be “men on the wall.” Today, he will describe how John the Baptist didn’t believe in gray areas. For him, it was black or white and he didn’t care who you were, he’d get up in your face and say, "Thus...

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 11

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 11

Abraham learned Who God is by what he went through. He learned that God is the answer. But just like Abraham, we have to be given a problem so that we can discover all that God is. So to Abraham, God became Jehovah-Jireh. And if we go through the problem that we are given, what we’ll find is...

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 10

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 10

Today we’ll see how, as part of being Jehovah-Jireh to us, God puts stuff where we can get it, when we need it, even when we don’t know that we need it. He then reveals His provision to us at just the right time—when we’re ready to receive it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 9

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 9

As we continue to learn about how God is our ultimate provider, we’ll discover how faithfulness in our current circumstance produces fruitfulness is us later. We’ll see today how God will test us in the little things now to reveal to us whether we will be faithful in the big things He has planned...

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 8

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 8

We have the revelation from God on this side of our circumstance—God’s promise. Then we have the manifestation of that promise on the other side—God’s provision. And we’ll look further today at how our obedience is the bridge that allows us to cross over from promise to provision.See...

Treasured Truth Weekend - From Agonizing Fear to Absolute Faith, Part 3

Treasured Truth Weekend - From Agonizing Fear to Absolute Faith, Part 3

As we continue to look at the miracles of Jesus, we see that there were crowds of people in and around Galilee, who witnessed these miracles take place. They were impressed by what Jesus was doing, but they still weren’t placing their faith in the right place. They were believing in His power, but...

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 7

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 7

Without God we can’t and without us God won’t. And so we have to be participants in His plan. And our obedience is the factor that allows us to participate. It’s the bridge that takes us to our provision.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 6

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 6

Pastor Ford asks today, “Will you do the unthinkable? Is your faith greater than your fears? Is the promise greater than your problem?” Because, only when all of those things are true, will you then be able to go from God’s promises to His provisions for your life.See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 5

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 5

As we look further at how God is our ultimate provider, Pastor Ford will explain that our provision is tied to our obedience. We aren’t going to get what God has for us until we do what God has told us to do.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 4

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 4

As we continue to learn about God as our ultimate provider, we’ll see that the provision God has for us is often right in front of us—everybody can see it. But in order for us to see it as His provision, He has to reveal it and manifest it to us as Jehovah-Jireh—the God Who puts what we need, where...

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 3

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 3

When God instructed Abraham to sacrifice Isaac He was testing him. But after Abraham demonstrated total faith, God ultimately revealed Himself as Jehovah-Jireh and provided the sacrifice to take Isaac’s place. Today we’ll learn more about the reasons why God tests His children and see how He...

Treasured Truth Weekend - From Agonizing Fear to Absolute Faith, Part 2

Treasured Truth Weekend - From Agonizing Fear to Absolute Faith, Part 2

There is a certain progression to faith that each of us undergoes in order for our faith to grow. Often, we will see that God places us in situations that cultivate that progression and cause our faith to grow unexpectedly, because we have to rely on Him to help us through the situation in which we...

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 2

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 2

We should learn to connect the good times and not separate them from the bad times because God loves us always—both in the good times and in the bad. We’ll see that even negative things in our lives have divine purpose and can be part of God’s ultimate provision for us.See omnystudio.com/listener...

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 1

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider, Part 1

Today as we start to look at Genesis 22 and see how God is our ultimate provider, Pastor Ford asks us to consider this—how many of us have blown our blessing because we have not been prepared for what God has prepared for us? We’ll learn that there’s probably a lot of people to whom God hasn’t...

The Perfect Storm, Part 4

The Perfect Storm, Part 4

God will do whatever it takes to us to make what He wants to happen in us come to fruition. If there’s something God is trying to teach us that we haven’t learned yet, we need to realize that the storm we’re going through is going to continue until we learn what He wants us to learn. Pastor Ford...

The Perfect Storm, Part 3

The Perfect Storm, Part 3

The storms that God allows to come into our lives aren’t meant to be stumbling blocks. They are stepping stones. Every storm was designed by God to get you to where He ultimately wants you to be.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Perfect Storm, Part 2The Perfect Storm, Part 2

The Perfect Storm, Part 2The Perfect Storm, Part 2

As we consider further how God uses storms in our lives, we’ll discover that God knows exactly how to bring us back to Himself. And for some of us right now—what we’re going through—it’s a storm that has divine design on it, because God wants to use it to push us back to Him.See...

Treasured Truth Weekend - From Agonizing Fear to Absolute Faith, Part 1

Treasured Truth Weekend - From Agonizing Fear to Absolute Faith, Part 1

Today we’ll see how faith can grow. And that wherever you are in your faith walk right now, you don’t want to stay there. Because, according to Pastor Ford, you’re either going forward or you’re going backwards, but you’re never standing still when it comes to your faith journey.See...

The Perfect Storm, Part 1

The Perfect Storm, Part 1

God has a divine design for the storms in our lives. Sometimes the things that we fear turn out to be the exact things that He is planning to use to deliver us. So, our deliverance can potentially be found right in the midst our storm. All we have to do is trust God in and through the storm.See...

How to Stay Together When Your World Is Falling Apart, Part 3

How to Stay Together When Your World Is Falling Apart, Part 3

When our world is falling apart and we’re trying to keep it all together, we need to understand that everything in our lives needs to be all about Christ. It has to be! In Philippians 4, the Apostle Paul says, ‘If you kill me, I’ll go be with Christ. If you let me live, I’ll live for Christ. And if...

How to Stay Together When Your World Is Falling Apart, Part 2

How to Stay Together When Your World Is Falling Apart, Part 2

God is not trying to change our outcome. He’s trying to change our outlook. Because He knows if He can change our outlook, He can then change our outcome. And if we’re filled with fret, we can’t be filled with faith. Find out why we can’t be fretful and faithful at the same time on today’s...

How to Stay Together When Your World Is Falling Apart, Part 1

How to Stay Together When Your World Is Falling Apart, Part 1

Pastor Ford explains that our eschatological promise is in the future—our “not yet.” But out existential problem is in the present—our “right now.” So, we need to understand that we can focus on our “not yet” and it will deal with our “right now.” That’s because we know that our “right now” can’t...

How to Thrive in Your Suffering, Part 3

How to Thrive in Your Suffering, Part 3

Perspective and perception are two key factors that affect our understanding of suffering. Our perspective governs our perception. In other words, the way we look at whatever we’re going through will determine how we perceive and comprehend it. And so it’s crucial for us to try to gain God’s...

Treasured Truth Weekend - A Wedding Gone Wild, Part 6

Treasured Truth Weekend - A Wedding Gone Wild, Part 6

As we continue to study the passage that tells us about how Jesus turned water into wine, Pastor Ford wants us to consider this—What are we doing that sets us up for the miracle that we’ve been asking for? Are we walking in the direction of the miracle that we’ve been seeking?See...

How to Thrive in Your Suffering, Part 2

How to Thrive in Your Suffering, Part 2

God used Goliath, a giant, to bring David to prominence, because David was the young man who God had chosen to later become king of Israel. If he’d had no encounter with the giant, he would have had no prominence in his youth. And then God used the Devil to bring Job to prominence—no Devil, no...

How to Thrive in Your Suffering, Part 1

How to Thrive in Your Suffering, Part 1

Suffering always has a purpose. As we begin a study in Revelation 13, we’ll realize that sometimes our suffering is actually related to our redemption. When God allows us to suffer, He’s not trying to destroy us. He’s trying to develop us. But in order to understand the process, we have to see...