Pastor James Ford Jr. treasured truth

October 25, 2019
The Rainbow Before the Storm, Part 3

The Rainbow Before the Storm, Part 3

When you look at the storm you’re going through, then you’re ready to give up. But when you look through the storm, you have resolve to go on. And that’s what we need to do! We need that resolve to look through the storm, keep going, keep on pushing through, and keep on doing what God has called...

The Rainbow Before the Storm, Part 2

The Rainbow Before the Storm, Part 2

Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age…” So, with that statement, He was reassuring us that we can be confident God is always working on our behalf. When God is silent, He’s working behind the scenes and doing things that we don’t even realize, in order to get us to the...

The Rainbow Before the Storm, Part 1

The Rainbow Before the Storm, Part 1

When they were wandering in the wilderness, the children of Israel took their eyes off the promise that God had given them and put their eyes on the problems they had. And what happened to them as a result? All of that generation died in the wilderness. Pastor Ford asks us today—how many of us...

We Need to Help Each Other, Part 2

We Need to Help Each Other, Part 2

What’s the definition of compassion? Pastor Ford defines it this way: Your pain in my heart. So that means, in order to be compassionate, we have to put other people’s pain in our own heart and then strive to see their situation from their perspective.

We Need to Help Each Other, Part 1

We Need to Help Each Other, Part 1

In our study today, we’ll discover that the Apostle Paul encourages us to react to people who have needs and who can’t bear those burdens by themselves. But he doesn’t want us to relinquish them of responsibility that they can handle. We need to strive to achieve a balance when we seek to help...

Treasured Truth Weekend - What's in Your Hand?, Part 2

Treasured Truth Weekend - What's in Your Hand?, Part 2

Pastor Ford will explain today that the best ministry comes out of our pain, comes out of our lack, and comes out of our brokenness. Sometimes we have to be bruised in order to be used. Ministry is not easy, but it’s worth it! Because when we go through what we have to in order to minister, we...

Until When Do Us Part?, Part 4

Until When Do Us Part?, Part 4

Today, Pastor Ford will remind us scripture teaches us that if husbands don’t treat their wives right, then their prayers will be hindered. He will then also pose the question—if God feels that way about conflict in a marriage, what does He say about divorce?

Until When Do Us Part?, Part 3

Until When Do Us Part?, Part 3

Divorce is not just a modern day issue. It was actually a problem that had to be addressed in the Old Testament. As we continue to look at the book of Malachi, we’ll learn more of what scripture says about divorce.

Until When Do Us Part?, Part 2

Until When Do Us Part?, Part 2

If you’re married and experiencing difficulty in your marriage, then you may be wondering if it would just be easier to be married to someone else. But Pastor Ford would suggest if the grass looks greener on the other side, then you just stay on your grass and start weeding it and watering it and...

Until When Do Us Part?, Part 1

Until When Do Us Part?, Part 1

We all know know that traditional marriage vows require a couple to promise, “until death do us part.” But Pastor Ford points out that is so often not the case in marriage today. As we begin a study in Malachi about divorce, he’ll explain how God established marriage as a permanent institution,...

There Is Hope for the Hood, Part 6

There Is Hope for the Hood, Part 6

As we conclude our current study, Pastor Ford wants those who are hurting in his community to know that there truly is hope for them. God is available to them and will take them out of whatever situation they may be in. They don’t have to be hopeless! We’ll discover today how each of us can share...

Treasured Truth Weekend - What's in Your Hand?, Part 1

Treasured Truth Weekend - What's in Your Hand?, Part 1

As we begin to look at the miracle of the loaves and the fishes, we’ll see how Jesus is going to teach His disciples how to minister by providing them an example of what they should do. Every time Jesus gave a message, He always gave the model. In other words, Pastor Ford says, He would talk it,...

There Is Hope for the Hood, Part 5

There Is Hope for the Hood, Part 5

Many people are changing the definition of sin and they’re twisting the message of the Word of God, just to make it palatable to unbelievers. But when we go out to reach our communities, Pastor Ford encourages us to take to heart what D.L. Moody used to say, “The Word of God is like a lion! You...

There Is Hope for the Hood, Part 4

There Is Hope for the Hood, Part 4

Pastor Ford will remind us today, that if we’re going to make any kind of impact in this world whatsoever, we’re going to have to be people who are flexible enough to change, or we’re never going to make it. We’ll consider this truth today as we look further at how to reach out to those who need...

There Is Hope for the Hood, Part 3

There Is Hope for the Hood, Part 3

Jesus practiced incarnational ministry. We’ll see today how Jesus went to where He knew the woman at the well would be, so He could meet her in her place of need. He didn’t tell her to come to church, or come to synagogue….He took church to her! And that’s what we have to do in our own...