Pastor James Ford Jr. treasured truth

October 25, 2019
After You Say I Do (for Marrieds), Part 3

After You Say I Do (for Marrieds), Part 3

According to scripture, God has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness, and that includes marriage. And when God gives us instructions, what we need to do is just follow them. Pastor Ford urges married folks to heed the instructions in God’s word in order to have healthier marriages.

After You Say I Do (for Marrieds), Part 2

After You Say I Do (for Marrieds), Part 2

In order to have a healthy marriage, Pastor Ford asserts that we have to start letting go of stuff and practicing complete forgiveness. We have to make sure that we’re not repeatedly dealing with stuff that we didn’t fully deal with in the past.

After You Say I Do (for Marrieds), Part 1

After You Say I Do (for Marrieds), Part 1

Women believe their marriage is working as long as the communication continues, and Pastor Ford agrees that’s true. He explains that the silence of the woman is the death knell of a marriage. As long as she can talk about the issues, she thinks she thinks they can be resolved. But when she stops...

Before You Say I Do (for Men), Part 6

Before You Say I Do (for Men), Part 6

As we conclude this study about how to look deeply at a potential spouse before you leap into marriage with them, Pastor Ford looks at some more examples from the book of Ruth and encourages men to carefully consider a woman’s character before she becomes his wife.

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

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

When considering someone as a potential spouse, one way to determine if they have a Christ-like attitude is to observe their willingness to be self-sacrificial for the good of the relationship. Jesus sacrificed Himself for all of us and is the supreme example for us all to follow as we serve each...

Treasured Truth Weekend - Launching Out into the Deep, Part 3

Treasured Truth Weekend - Launching Out into the Deep, Part 3

As we continue to look at what it means to launch out into the deep, we’ll see that Peter didn’t understand the capacity of the blessings that Jesus wanted to bestow on Him. That’s because he was too small in his thinking. And because of that, he missed out on some of the blessings.

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

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

Many people think they will be able to change their prospective spouse once they are married to them. But Pastor Ford reminds us today that it’s a very dangerous thing to think that you’re going to change somebody. That strategy almost certainly leads to disappointment and unmet expectations.

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

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

On today’s Treasured Truth, Pastor Ford reminds us that there are only two kinds of marriages. You’re either growing up in marriage or you’re giving up. So, we should all consider this—when we react to a problem in marriage, what are we doing? Are we growing up, or are we giving up?

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.

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

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

As we begin a new message encouraging men who are considering marriage, Pastor Ford will emphasize the importance of having pre-marital counseling. It’s a crucial tool that will help you find out who a person truly is before you marry them.

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.

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.

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!