Israel, Selfies, and Idolatry
Sermonette; Given 8/29/2015
The religious hobbyist Micah practiced his own self-devised hybrid of religion, amalgamating some orthodox truth with abundant noxious, pagan admixtures.
The Lord's Supper
Sermonette; Given 6/13/2015
Equivocating with the expression 'as oft as you drink it in remembrance of me,' many believe they can observe the Lord's Supper monthly, weekly, or daily.
Sermonette; Given 3/21/2015
Mike Ford, acknowledging that many of us are now in a de-leavening mode, suggests that getting rid of accumulated clutter is a positive goal as we simplify our lives …
How Expensive Is Your Religion? (Part Three)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 2/27/2015
Christianity is not for the faint of heart. Jesus urges us to count the cost of discipleship. Many of the patriarchs had to make hard choices, as do we.
How Expensive Is Your Religion? (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 2/20/2015
Many people have experienced separation from friends and family due to their beliefs. From start to finish, the Bible is full of such stories.
How Expensive Is Your Religion? (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 2/13/2015
Some years back, I had the opportunity to drive through southern Illinois several times. ...
Can You Mix Wool and Linen?
Sermonette; Given 1/24/2015
Mike Ford explores the possible physical and spiritual significance of the prohibition to mix wool and linen which appears in Deuteronomy 22:11 and Leviticus 19:19. …
Planning and Preparation (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 12/12/2014
Allen Saunders, an American writer, journalist, and cartoonist, once said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans." So, why bother with …
Planning and Preparation (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 12/5/2014
A Yiddish proverb reads, "Man plans, God laughs." A variation on it advises, "If you want to hear God laugh, tell him you have a plan." ...
How Expensive is Your Religion?
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/13/2014
we must soberly count the cost before we embark on our spiritual trek. Are we willing to give up our job, our family, or even our life to follow God's plan?
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 9/26/2014
These days, everyone demands respect but few are willing to grant it. It is a rare event when someone gives up his seat or when a child shows deference.
Sermonette; Given 6/28/2014
Mike Ford, suggesting that our human nature coaxes us to behave rudely, such as riding other people's bumpers if they are driving too slowly, or slowing to a snail's …
The Lamb of God
Sermonette; Given 4/5/2014
The work of John the Baptist was to introduce his cousin, Jesus, identifying the Lamb of God. We need to emulate His lamb-like characteristics.
Do We See the Line?
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 3/11/2014
Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove , a bestselling book and television miniseries in the 1980s, contains the story of a cowboy who fails to perceive the line between right …
Planning and Preparation
Sermonette; Given 1/11/2014
Our plans are subject to God's revisions. In humility, we state our intentions, but we seek God's guidance and make changes, knowing that God directs.
This Land Is Our Land
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 11/12/2013
The American West was explored and settled by tough men and women who knew the value of land and what could be produced from it. Mike Ford decries the recent trend in …
King Solomon's Mines
Sermonette; Given 9/20/2013
Mike Ford, reflecting on the many fictional or speculative accounts of the location of King Solomon's mines, a venue which has been lost since the scuttling of …
This Land is Our Land
Sermonette; Given 7/13/2013
Mike Ford, narrating the story of trapper and homesteader, John Pierce Cunningham, who homesteaded the land which is currently known as Jackson Hole, Wyoming, one of …
Make Every Day Count
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 4/25/2013
Time is perhaps our most precious commodity, and once it passes, it is lost forever. Even so, we tend to waste it at a profligate rate. With the tragic story of the …
Do We See the Line?
Sermonette; Given 4/1/2013
Mike Ford, focusing on the novel and TV mini-series Lonesome Dove, an action packed drama set in 1876 Texas, in which a series of miscalculations puts one former Texas …