Pastor Ford will be making an important connection for us today. He’s going to show us that money is always connected to the Master. And as followers of Jesus, He is our Master. We cannot separate our money from Him. Learn more on today’s Treasured Truth.
As we seek to understand our motivation to love and serve God and our fellow believers, we must realize that the Devil’s going to shoot at us to try and prevent us from striving to reach our goal. And according to Pastor Ford, if the Devil can’t mess your church up from the outside, then what will he do? He’ll join it! So, we don’t need to give him the bullets to shoot at us. He already knows that if he can divide us, he can defeat us.
As followers of Jesus, we sometimes attach the ideas of poverty and spirituality to each other. But today, Pastor Ford will help us understand that those two descriptions aren’t synonomous and they don’t belong together. He explains that his job is to separate those two terms for us. And our job is to interpret what he’s saying, while digging into the scriptures to determine whether or not he’s actually telling us what God’s Word says. To learn more, join us for today’s Treasured Truth.
God gives us money for several reasons. And as we begin today to look at those reasons, Pastor Ford will help us understand that God doesn’t always give to us directly what He wants us to have. Instead, sometimes He uses His power in certain ways so powerful people will use their power and provision to invest in the lives of believers.
Today, Pastor Ford will explain that our salvation through Jesus can actually be described in financial terms. Through His sacrifice, Jesus became the investment. And as He redeems us, we become the dividends of His investment.
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.