Today, Pastor Ford will point out that prayer is not peripheral, but rather, prayer is paramount in our lives. It’s not optional. It’s essential. Learn more about how effective prayer can be on today’s Treasured Truth.
On today’s Treasured Truth, Pastor Ford will share how important it is to have a place in your home, where you go to meet with God on a consistent basis. That’s one part of building up a better, more consistent intercessory prayer life. Find out more about how to pray for others when you join us for today’s Treasured Truth.
Most of the prayers that Jesus prayed weren’t for Himself. They were intercessory prayers that He prayer for other people. And we need to follow His example. Pastor Ford wants to help believers become better intercessors, so that God would be working through the prayers of His people. Learn more about intercessory prayer on today’s Treasured Truth.
What does it mean when in Psalm 23, when the Psalmist says, “He makes me lie down in green pastures”? Pastor Ford will explain that God has a special plan for each of us and sometimes that involves making us to stop, lie down, and rest. Find out more about what this means on today’s Treasured Truth.
The widow in Luke 7 was mourning her son’s death. But when she encountered Jesus, He told her to stop crying. But, He had a reason to urge her to cease her mourning, because He knew His plan. He was about to bring her son back to life. To find out more about how Jesus miraculously worked in the life of this woman, join us for today’s Treasured Truth.
As we continue our study in Luke 7, we’ll see how Jesus responded to the faith of the widow in this passage and brought her son back to life. Jesus had a purpose in this encounter, and that was to demonstrate God’s great power. And in doing so, to honor the faith of this seemingly insignificant woman.
There is no such thing as coincidence with God. Only providence. Nothing is accidental. Everything is Providential when it comes to the things that God allows to happen to His people. So, Pastor Ford will remind us today that it’s never too late to call on God to work through His providence on our behalf.
Today, we’ll take a look at what Jesus went through in the climax of His depression while He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. And we’ll see how He overcame His severe depression to go on to the cross in order to die and to redeem us from our sins. We’ll see how the God of Joy, became the Man of Sorrows so that people who have sorrow and depression, can now have His joy.
As we look further at Matthew 26, we’ll discover that when Jesus was depressed, He enlisted the support of His friends. However, He didn’t just pick any of them. He was selective. Because not all of the people we are close to are going to understand our disctint situation. So, we’ll see how selectively chosing the right support team can be one thing we can do to help us overcome our depression.
Today we’ll see how the gospel message is so clear, even as it’s seen within the nuances found in Psalm 23. And Pastor Ford will remind us that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us, to redeem us from our sin.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.
Treasured Truth is a 24-minute radio program, airing daily. Each day, James Ford, Jr., Pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, presents clear, powerful Bible teaching-adding godly wisdom and guidance to listeners' daily walks with Christ. Pastor Ford uses his breadth of experience to bring Christ-centered, expository preaching that is relevant to an audience of all races and cultures.