Something Fishy
Sermonette; Given 4/9/2016
Catholics eat fish on Friday as a form of penance, commemorating Christ's supposed death on 'Good' Friday. During pagan Lent, eating fish on Friday is mandatory.
Is New Year's Eve Pagan?
Sermonette; Given 12/5/2015
New Year's celebrations often involve drunkenness, debauchery, and adultery. God commands us to separate ourselves from these customs and traditions of the world.
Do You Have a Golden Calf?
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/2/2015
Abijah had three good years but was suddenly cut off because he didn't remove the idols. One act of faith is only something to build on, not a cause to rest.
Wool and Linen
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 9/22/2015
Deuteronomy 22:11 forbids the wearing of a garment that contains different fabrics. This command contains a spiritual principle with a profound impact.
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
Are God's requirements too exacting and difficult for us? Are we committed to the way forward, or are we spending time looking back to the world?
Can You Mix Wool and Linen?
Sermonette; Given 1/24/2015
The context of the prohibition against mixing wool and linen teaches that God wants us to remain separate from the world, not being unequally yoked with any part.
Planning and Preparation (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 12/12/2014
Poor planning and preparation, and no prayer, leads to a poor performance.
Planning and Preparation (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 12/5/2014
Should we even bother with plans? After all, God is in charge. Proverbs 16:9 answers: 'A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.'
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
Lonesome Dove contains the story of a cowboy who fails to perceive the line between right and wrong, and for his lack of moral sense, he pays with his life.
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 …