As we continue our current study in the gospel of John, we’ll see how the Apostle Andrew decided to follow Jesus, but then immediately realized that his brother was not aware of the good news about Jesus. So, the first thing he did after coming into a saving relationship with Jesus, was to seek out his brother and share the gospel with him. He made it a priority! And Pastor Ford will share how we need to make evangelism a priority in our own lives on today’s Treasured Truth.
If you are a follower of Christ, Pastor Ford has a probing question for you on today's Treasured Truth—How do you look at people who you know are dying and on their way to hell? Do you go out of your way to share the Gospel with them? Or, are they just in your way?
We’ll continue to explore how Jesus compared believers to salt and discover that in those days, when salt had lost its savor—or lost its potential property to bring flavor—they would take it and throw it out in the road for people to walk on it. And today Pastor Ford will explain what Jesus meant when He compared certain believers to savorless salt.
Why would the Apostle Paul want to remind those who follow Christ about the mistakes that the Children of Israel made? Pastor Ford will explain that this passage is for our example. So, Paul gives us an illustration and with it, he gives us some instruction. He wanted to convey a warning that was designed to change our Christan walk.
The example that the Apostle Paul gives us in 1 Corinthians 10, shows us clearly that the Children of Israel disobeyed and rebelled against God. And Pastor Ford will point out that their rebellion actually started in their minds and then it was set into motion. It started with their attitudes and then their attitudes became actions.
As we continue to look at the description the Apostle Paul gives us of the mistakes the Children of Israel made by not obeying God, Pastor Ford will remind us that we need to learn from the error of their ways. We need to obey God, instead of being stubbornly rebellious like Israel was. Find out more when you join us for today’s Treasured Truth.
Do we really understand that everything we have comes from God? And that we should seek His guidance about how to use the resources in our lives? Pastor Ford will ask these important questions today, as we look back and learn from the mistakes that the Children of Israel made in the Old Testament.
As we begin a study in 1 Corinthians 10, we’ll see that the Apostle Paul wrote this passage for people of faith. And, Pastor Ford will explain that Paul wanted believers to look back at Israel and see them as an illustration of what those who follow Christ don’t want to do in the Christian walk. Find out more on today’s Treasured Truth.
Pastor Ford will explain today what Jesus meant when He said that believers are the salt of the earth. They add zest to an otherwise bland world. Others see their joy, they see their love, they see their commitment and are drawn to Christ. But why aren’t people being drawn to some believers? Because they’re not salt.
Today we’ll consider further the principles that led to the healing of Jairus’ daughter in Luke 8. We’ll see the blessing that comes to him, all because he came to Jesus intentionally, and immediately, he waited on Jesus patiently and he trusted Jesus unreservedly. And Pastor Ford will explain that because of all of Jairus did, Jesus blessed him abundantly.
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.