Pastor James Ford Jr. treasured truth

October 25, 2019
How to Thrive When Criticized, Part 1

How to Thrive When Criticized, Part 1

If you want to thrive when you’re being criticized, the first thing you have to do to is comprehend the criticism you are facing. You have to analyze it and scrutinize it. You have try and get behind what the motivation is for the accusation against you. Doing this will help you determine if it’s...

Treasured Truth Weekend - Learning from Losers, Part 4

Treasured Truth Weekend - Learning from Losers, Part 4

The example that the Apostle Paul gives us in 1 Corinthians 10, shows us clearly that the Children of Israel disobeyed and rebelled against God. And Pastor Ford will point out that their rebellion actually started in their minds and then it was set into motion. It started with their attitudes and...

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Part 3

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Part 3

As we conclude this study on teamwork, Pastor Ford explains what the priority of our commitments should be. Our first commitment is to our Sovereign. Our second is to the saints—or fellow believers. And the third is to the service of our Lord, in that order. If the service is messing up the...

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Part 2

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Part 2

It’s very easy to form your own agenda when you’re in ministry. And Pastor Ford explains that you can know when you’re doing something for yourself and not for the Lord when something doesn’t go your way and you get mad about it. That’s a clear indication that you’re not seeking God’s glory, but...

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Part 1

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Part 1

As we begin a new study in 1 Corinthians 3, Pastor Ford reminds us that we, as Christians, are all on the same team and we must work together to accomplish ministry. And Christians who realize that all unity in ministry is based on the finished work of Christ, will be able to glorify Him by...

Are You Ready to Serve?, Part 2

Are You Ready to Serve?, Part 2

Obedience is the hallmark of commitment. And we’re only as committed to Jesus as we are obedient to Him. Jesus said, “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” We need to surrender fully to Him. Pastor Ford wants you to consider giving Jesus the “blank check” of your life and then...

Are You Ready to Serve?, Part 1

Are You Ready to Serve?, Part 1

Pastor Ford will explain today that if our Christianity is not touching our whole life it’s because we’re still following the world’s standards. It’s because we’re still immature in our faith. Our Christianity is supposed to affect everything we have, everything we do, everything we say, feel and...

Treasured Truth Weekend - Learning from Losers, Part 3

Treasured Truth Weekend - Learning from Losers, Part 3

As we continue to look at the description the Apostle Paul gives us of the mistakes the Children of Israel made by not obeying God, Pastor Ford will remind us that we need to learn from the error of their ways. We need to obey God, instead of being stubbornly rebellious like Israel was. Find out...

Yes, You Can, Part 2

Yes, You Can, Part 2

Intimate trust and fellowship with Jesus provides us the enablement for making the impossible possible. But we need to make sure that whatever we’re doing is connected to our vital and intimate fellowship with Jesus Christ. And that the impossible thing we are seeking is something which will be in...

Yes, You Can, Part 1

Yes, You Can, Part 1

As we begin a new study in the book of Philippians, we’ll see that the Apostle Paul encourages us to realize that as believers, we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. In this, Paul is writing God’s truth to us. And when God says we can, then guess what—we can! But what we have...

Learning to Live Life Right, Part 3

Learning to Live Life Right, Part 3

When we begin to realize that the essence of everything we need is found in the person of Jesus Christ, we will begin to seek Him more. Why? Because we realize—just as scripture teaches—that in Him we live and move and have our being. Knowing that truth is key when we are learning to live life right.

Learning to Live Life Right, Part 2

Learning to Live Life Right, Part 2

As we’re learning to live life right, Pastor Ford wants to remind us that the Bible is our instruction manual for life. We’re not ever going to do better than what we can do when we follow the instructions it has for us. And as believers, if we go outside of what the Bible instructs, eventually...

Learning to Live Life Right, Part 1

Learning to Live Life Right, Part 1

The quantity of your wisdom determines the quality of your life. The more wisdom you get the better you’re going to be able to live life. So, the challenge in life then becomes getting more wisdom. Find out more about this important concept on today’s Treasured Truth.

Treasured Truth Weekend - Learning from Losers, Part 2

Treasured Truth Weekend - Learning from Losers, Part 2

Do we really understand that everything we have comes from God? And that we should seek His guidance about how to use the resources in our lives? Pastor Ford will ask these important questions today, as we look back and learn from the mistakes that the Children of Israel made in the Old Testament.

Elephants in the Room:  Domestic Violence, Part 3

Elephants in the Room: Domestic Violence, Part 3

Abuse damages a person’s self-esteem, because our mentality shapes our personality, which determines our reality. If we think something—because someone’s told us that we’re worthless and no good—and then we believe that about ourselves, that’s how we’re going to act. On today’s Treasured Truth,...