Pastor James Ford Jr. treasured truth

October 25, 2019
Resurrection Power: You Can't Keep a Good Man Down, Part 1

Resurrection Power: You Can't Keep a Good Man Down, Part 1

As we begin to look at the resurrection of Lazarus, we realize that God wanted everyone to understand that if Jesus didn’t do it, it wouldn’t get done—that is exactly why Jesus delayed His departure to return and help Lazarus. And so we must realize that sometimes the reason Jesus hasn’t come to...

The Blessings in a Beat Down, Part 3

The Blessings in a Beat Down, Part 3

God has allowed everything we go through, and He has a higher purpose for all of it. Now we may not be able see or sense what that purpose is. And we especially may not like it. But God is sovereign and He’s going to make sure that His purpose is done.

The Blessings in a Beat Down, Part 2

The Blessings in a Beat Down, Part 2

To understand the blessings in a beatdown, we have to know that it’s better to walk with God in the darkness than to walk alone in the light. That’s what Jesus wanted us to know. Through the example of His life, we can see that He always put God first, especially in His suffering.

Treasured Truth Weekend - The Greatest Statement Ever Made, Part 1

Treasured Truth Weekend - The Greatest Statement Ever Made, Part 1

When Jesus told them who He was and shared with His followers what we can consider the greatest statement ever made, He wanted them to know He was not just another man. He was not just a good man. He was not just a prophet. He was not just a rabbi. He is God in the flesh. Find out what He told them...

The Blessings in a Beat Down, Part 1

The Blessings in a Beat Down, Part 1

As the time came near for Jesus to sacrifice His life for us, how could He have joy, when He knew all of the things that He would have to endure? Pastor Ford will explain Jesus could have that joy because He truly understood the blessings in a beat down.

Midnight at Midday: What to Do When You Feel Abandoned by God, Part 3

Midnight at Midday: What to Do When You Feel Abandoned by God, Part 3

When the Father turned away from Him as He hung on the cross, Jesus realized that even though He felt abandoned by God, He was still His God. Jesus knew that His relationship with the Father could never be broken by His circumstances. As believers, we too can learn from Jesus’ example and be...

Midnight at Midday: What to Do When You Feel Abandoned by God, Part 2

Midnight at Midday: What to Do When You Feel Abandoned by God, Part 2

Following Christ’s example of what to do when you feel abandoned by God, today Pastor Ford will encourage us, when we feel abandoned, to go to the Word of God and to commit ourselves to the revelation of all of God’s promises that we find in His Word.

Midnight at Midday: What to Do When You Feel Abandoned by God, Part 1

Midnight at Midday: What to Do When You Feel Abandoned by God, Part 1

Christ was forsaken on the cross so that we could be forgiven and He left us an example of what we ought to do when we feel too feel like we’ve abandoned by God. We’ll look at how Christ responded on today’s Treasured Truth.

The Richness in Redemption, Part 2

The Richness in Redemption, Part 2

As we begin to prepare ourselves and look forward to celebrating Christ's resurrection this Easter, Pastor Ford will remind us of just how rich our redemption actually is. Jesus Christ paid the price for us to be redeemed and then He blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places...

Understanding Misunderstanding, Part 2

Understanding Misunderstanding, Part 2

Unfortunately, sometimes there is misunderstanding that occurs in the church and in our interaction with each other as believers. But, even when the messages haven’t been clear, haven’t been concise, or haven’t been communicated well, we have to leave that stuff behind us, grow from it, continue to...

Understanding Misunderstanding, Part 1

Understanding Misunderstanding, Part 1

As we begin to look at how to avoid misunderstanding, Pastor Ford explains that when we get a message, we need to receive the message as it’s given, and we shouldn’t try to read anything into it. Because misunderstanding can lead to a misfortunate response, since we tend to respond inappropriately...

Cliques in the Church, Part 2

Cliques in the Church, Part 2

Preaching the gospel and making disciples should be the main priorities of the church. We shouldn’t allow ourselves to be distracted by people with winsome personalities, who may try to persuade us to focus on other things. Because any time we get away from the priorities that God prescribes, we’re...

Cliques in the Church, Part 1

Cliques in the Church, Part 1

Cliques are groups of people who exclude others and often follow a leader who has a charismatic personality. We often encounter them at school, work, and maybe even sometimes at church. But Christians really shouldn’t live the like that. When we look at the verses we’ll study today, we’ll...