We all know know that traditional marriage vows require a couple to promise, “until death do us part.” But Pastor Ford points out that is so often not the case in marriage today. As we begin a study in Malachi about divorce, he’ll explain how God established marriage as a permanent institution, with principles that govern it. And so, it’s just like anything else—if we honor the principles, the principles will honor us.
As we conclude our current study, Pastor Ford wants those who are hurting in his community to know that there truly is hope for them. God is available to them and will take them out of whatever situation they may be in. They don’t have to be hopeless! We’ll discover today how each of us can share hope with those who may be hopeless in our own communities.
As we begin to look at the miracle of the loaves and the fishes, we’ll see how Jesus is going to teach His disciples how to minister by providing them an example of what they should do. Every time Jesus gave a message, He always gave the model. In other words, Pastor Ford says, He would talk it, then He would always walk it.
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.