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
God intended that the land stay in the family in perpetuity. When Israel rejected God, it gave the power to the king to confiscate land and wealth.
Make Every Day Count
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 4/25/2013
As the tragic story of the Donner Party's journey to California teaches, we must make wise use of the time we have left because it is inexorably running out.
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 …
Attitude of Gratitude
Sermonette; Given 11/17/2012
Mike Ford, observing that our fellowship has supplied several articles on the topic of thanksgiving, points out that Almighty God should be the recipient of this …
The Rape of Dinah
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 11/6/2012
An entire chapter of Genesis is devoted to the sexual violation of Dinah and its consequences. Who bears the responsibility for this grievous crime?
Make Every Day Count
Sermonette; Given 10/3/2012
Mike Ford, recounting the story of the Donner Party, warns us to diligently make every day count, making careful preparations. The Donner party had tried to cut 300 …
Where is Simeon?
Sermonette; Given 8/25/2012
The Simeonites have perhaps been scattered throughout Judah and Israel, occasionally surfacing when a mean-spirited warrior was called in for battle.
Who Is To Blame?
Sermonette; Given 6/2/2012
Mike Ford, reflecting on a study he had read in which the author blamed Jacob's daughter Dinah for her own rape because she sought the world, examines this …
In the Last Days
Sermonette; Given 12/17/2011
Two generations of pampering youths and raising self-esteem have produced a crop of spoiled brats, demanding their quotas of smart phones and big screen TVs.
Grumpy Old Men
Sermonette; Given 10/20/2011
Mike Ford, acknowledging that as we age we could become jaded and cynical, asks whether it is necessary to become "grumpy old men." It is hard to become …
Blazing a Trail Through the Wilderness
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 8/24/2011
The story of Daniel Boone and his exploration of the frontier provides us with parallels to a Christian's journey as a firstfruit of God's Kingdom.
Jonah, the Whale, and God's Will
Sermonette; Given 7/16/2011
Mike Ford, acknowledging that people have criticized and ridiculed the biblical story of Jonah as allegory, fiction, or fable, insists that it is fact, and that Jesus …
Paul's 'Politically Incorrect' Advice to Titus (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 7/8/2011
Paul was quite blunt in how he characterized the Cretans' traits. He had a higher purpose than to criticize them; he wanted to impart helpful instructions.
Paul's 'Politically Incorrect' Advice to Titus (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 7/1/2011
Paul commands "to speak evil of no one," yet he says some blunt things about the Cretans. Is this a contradiction? How do we reconcile his words with this command?
Balance
Sermonette; Given 3/26/2011
Mike Ford, reflecting on an article in the Atlanta Journal covering an animal cruelty trial in which some brothers tortured and killed a puppy, receiving 10 years in …
Diligence in Practice
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 12/10/2010
One author concludes, 'Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.' This describes our spiritual walk as well.
We Shall Be Like a Tree
Sermonette; Given 9/30/2010
Mike Ford, focusing on the properties of the tree of life, bearing fruit every month for eternity, lining the streets of Jerusalem, observes that trees have a …
Outliers
Sermonette; Given 4/5/2010
Mike Ford, reminding us that the Days of Unleavened Bread will be behind us in a few hours, prompts us to remain diligent in the times immediately ahead. Malcolm …
Courage and the Dog Soldier
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 1/14/2010
Though we are surrounded and buffeted by numerous difficulties and trials, God is always faithful to provide what we need to endure and overcome them.