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October 25, 2019
The Benefits of the Book, Part 4

The Benefits of the Book, Part 4

Scripture is profitable for doctrine—that’s what’s right. For correction—that’s understanding what’s not right. For reproof—that’s how to get right. And for instruction in righteousness—that’s how to stay right. So the Bible has been given to us, so that we can know what’s right, do what’s...

The Benefits of the Book, Part 3

The Benefits of the Book, Part 3

What’s the first benefit of daily reading of the Bible? We learn to fear God. We learn about Him, and Who He is. We become enlightened by the person of God, inspired by the presence of God, and energized by the power of God when we’re feasting on His Word daily.

The Benefits of the Book, Part 2

The Benefits of the Book, Part 2

Have you ever been in a time when you felt like, you weren’t living right, and so you didn’t want to pray? You thought to yourself, “I don’t want to talk to God, because I know I’m not living right.” But Psalm 103:13 says, “Like a father pities His children, so the Lord pities them that fear Him.”...

Treasured Truth Weekend - Hold On, I'm Coming, Part 2

Treasured Truth Weekend - Hold On, I'm Coming, Part 2

As believers, sometimes God places us in a storm, to show us that He’s still in control. So even when we’re obeying God, we can suffer and we can encounter opposition, because God has some ultimate purposes, which are to teach us to trust Him and to show Himself as sovereign.

The Benefits of the Book, Part 1

The Benefits of the Book, Part 1

There’s no “new and improved” when it comes to the Word of God. Isaiah 40:8 says, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God endures forever.” God has already established all the ground rules for us in His Word. So, we shouldn’t come along trying to make up new ground rules for...

Growing Up Jesus Style:  Becoming What You Shall Become, Part 3

Growing Up Jesus Style: Becoming What You Shall Become, Part 3

Luke 2:52 says, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.” Pastor Ford points out that this means Jesus’ growth was prioritized. In other words, His mental growth took precedent over the physical and His spiritual growth took precedent over the social.

Growing Up Jesus Style:  Becoming What You Shall Become, Part 2

Growing Up Jesus Style: Becoming What You Shall Become, Part 2

As we consider the scripture passage in Luke 2, which gives a brief description of Jesus’ growing up years, we’ll see that He grew in 4 specific areas: mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. And we’ll continue to learn how this is not only a description of His growth, but also a...

Growing Up Jesus Style:  Becoming What You Shall Become, Part 1

Growing Up Jesus Style: Becoming What You Shall Become, Part 1

When we look at Luke 2:52, we should realize that it is not just a declaration about Jesus, it’s about the reputation of Jesus. Pastor Ford says we need to understand that the fourteen words contained in that verse are not just a description of Jesus’ life, but they’re a prescription for our lives.

Jesus' Intercessory Prayer for Us, Part 2

Jesus' Intercessory Prayer for Us, Part 2

Following Jesus’ example of intercessory prayer for us, when we’re praying for God to care for others, we also ought to be praying about their comprehension of God. While we are interceding for their preservation and provision, we also need to be interceding and praying for the truth about God to...

Treasured Truth Weekend - Hold On, I'm Coming, Part 1

Treasured Truth Weekend - Hold On, I'm Coming, Part 1

Pastor Ford will remind us today that when things get out of control, Jesus is still in control. That in this passage we will study today, Jesus will show His deity through His sovereignty, and His exercise of power over all of creation.

Jesus' Intercessory Prayer for Us, Part 1

Jesus' Intercessory Prayer for Us, Part 1

Intercessory prayer is prayer that’s concerned about the individuals with whom or for whom you are praying. For example, in His intercessory prayer for His followers found in John 17, Jesus has their best interests at heart. He’s not praying to impress, He’s praying to express His care and...

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid, Part 2

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid, Part 2

The false teachers we are learning about in our study in Galatians 6 apparently wanted the admiration of people. And false teachers today aren’t much different. Often they teach what they teach so that people will like them. They want to be popular and well accepted so they change the truth of...

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid, Part 1

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid, Part 1

As we begin this study about false teachers and heresy, Pastor Ford will remind us that we have to know the truth in order to be able to live the truth. And we live out the truth in direct proportion to the amount of it that we know. And then he’ll ask this probing question—If we don’t know the...

How to Forgive the Unforgivable, Part 11

How to Forgive the Unforgivable, Part 11

Pastor Ford will explain today that generally speaking, reconciliation takes time. That’s because God has to heal the person who’s been offended. And it often takes a lot of time for that to happen. So, if you’ve asked for forgiveness and are waiting for reconciliation to take place, then realize...