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October 25, 2019
Give Thanks in Everything, Part 2

Give Thanks in Everything, Part 2

Why do we want to obey the biblical command that instructs us to give thanks in everything? Pastor Ford says it’s because gratitude develops our altitude and focuses our hearts high in the heavens. And our altitude controls our aptitude—how we think. And then ultimately, our aptitude controls our...

Give Thanks in Everything, Part 1

Give Thanks in Everything, Part 1

As we begin a new message from 1 Thessalonians, Pastor Ford will encourage us to give God thanks in the midst of whatever we’re going through. Not for whatever we’re going through, but in the midst of it. There is a difference. Find out more about the difference on today’s Treasured Truth.

Getting the Backslider to Slide Forward, Part 3

Getting the Backslider to Slide Forward, Part 3

Believers who backslide don’t need our judgment. What they really need is our love. And love doesn’t expose sin. Love covers it. And we need to understand that’s what people need. In Luke 22:31, Jesus told Peter that he was going backslide and fall. But also Jesus said He had prayed for Peter,...

Getting the Backslider to Slide Forward, Part 2

Getting the Backslider to Slide Forward, Part 2

Do you know anyone who could be considered a “backslider”? If so, what have done about them? Pastor Ford asks us today, “Who have you gone and snatched back from the Devil—someone who really belongs to God?” He suggests that instead of saying, ‘Well, the Devil’s got them now…” We should go get...

Getting the Backslider to Slide Forward, Part 1

Getting the Backslider to Slide Forward, Part 1

There are those of us who are such self-righteous Pharisees, that whenever somebody falls, instead of picking them up, we step on them. Instead of picking them up, we talk about them. Instead of picking them up, we disregard them and hate on them. Today, Pastor Ford will let us know how to avoid...

Treasured Truth Weekend - Why Do People Reject Jesus?, Part 3

Treasured Truth Weekend - Why Do People Reject Jesus?, Part 3

As we continue to look at the reasons why people reject Jesus, Pastor Ford will emphasize the holiness of Jesus. Jesus is holy just like God is holy. And then he will ask us to consider how we react to that holiness. Do we revere it? Or do we scoff at it, trying to minimize the truth of it, like so...

The Process of Discipleship, Part 6

The Process of Discipleship, Part 6

Sometimes we just need someone who will tell us like it is. We need someone who will just get up in our face and tell us stuff, especially the hard stuff that we don’t want to hear or even talk about. We need them to disciple us. On today’s Treasured Truth, Pastor Ford will tell us about the man...

The Process of Discipleship, Part 5

The Process of Discipleship, Part 5

Today, Pastor Ford asks us to consider these questions—What are people learning from our example at our church? Are new believers who are getting saved and coming to our church learning from us and the other members of our congregation? We’ll hear more about the process of discipleship and just...

The Process of Discipleship, Part 4

The Process of Discipleship, Part 4

When we consider the importance of discipleship, it’s not at the expense of salvation. Salvation shouldn’t be minimized or relegated as something that is not important. But it’s really just the beginning, not the end. And so we need to understand that discipleship is like taking a step further...

The Process of Discipleship, Part 3

The Process of Discipleship, Part 3

As we continue to look at discipleship, we’ll consider the fact that when people met Jesus’ disciples, they knew that those men had been in the presence of Jesus Christ because of the lifestyle that they were living and because of the message that they were giving. And that’s because Jesus had...

The Process of Discipleship, Part 2

The Process of Discipleship, Part 2

There are people in the church who are not mature believers. But if you are mature, then what’s your job as a believer? Today we’ll see in 1 Corinthians 4 that it says you ought to be discipling those who are less mature and making sure they are firmly rooted in the truth of God’s Word so that...

Treasured Truth Weekend - Why Do People Reject Jesus?, Part 2

Treasured Truth Weekend - Why Do People Reject Jesus?, Part 2

The Holy Spirit plays a major role in revealing who Jesus is to those who are seeking to know Him. And simply put, some people reject Jesus because the Holy Spirit has not yet revealed the truth about Jesus to them. Find out more about this important concept when you join us for today’s Treasured...

The Process of Discipleship, Part 1

The Process of Discipleship, Part 1

As Christians, we are all called to make disciples. But how do we know that we’re being effective in our discipleship? Pastor Ford will explain that we know we’re effective when we have a fourth-generation disciple. Find out more about what it means to disciple generationally on today’s...

Are You Going to Do What God Calls You to Do?, Part 3

Are You Going to Do What God Calls You to Do?, Part 3

God’s resources are reserved for those who fulfill the responsibilities He gives to them. So, our provision is linked to His purpose. And the problem is that many of us want the provision, but we don’t want His purpose. Learn more about this important concept on today’s Treasured Truth.

Are You Going to Do What God Calls You to Do?, Part 2

Are You Going to Do What God Calls You to Do?, Part 2

There are times when we will lose out on the blessings of God, because we don’t have enough faith to put all our trust in the plan that He has for us. But then there are times when we place only part of our faith in His plan, and God still chooses to bless us fully. How God chooses to bless us,...