Pastor James Ford Jr. treasured truth

October 25, 2019
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 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.

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.

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.

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?

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...

Understanding Joy, Part 3

Understanding Joy, Part 3

When we look at the difference between joy and happiness, we learn that joy is produced by the Holy Spirit; happiness is produced by the human spirit. And so, if it’s independent of circumstances, joy is not impacted by what’s happening around us or to us. Joy is what’s happening through us. Find...

Understanding Joy, Part 2

Understanding Joy, Part 2

When we seek to understand joy, we’ll discover that joy changes our attitude, our affections, and it helps us with the way we act and respond to the circumstances in our lives. Hear more from Pastor Ford about understanding Joy on today’s Treasured Truth.