The Road to the Kingdom
Article; Posted 11/1/1998
In many places in Scripture, God promises to guide us along the godly path. Also within the pages of the Bible—our main source of information about spiritual …
Why Do the Wicked Prosper?
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 9/1/1998
Righteous men have complained about the ease of the evil for ages, but what is the answer? King David contemplated this, and gives us the answer.
Joy and Trial
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 4/1/1998
What does the Bible mean when it says we should count it all joy when you fall into various trials? What is this joy we must experience, and how do we come by it?
Perfection...Piece by Piece
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 11/1/1997
What is perfection? Does God require perfection of us? Mike Ford defines Biblical perfection and shows to what standard God holds us accountable.
Be Perfect
Sermonette; Given 6/14/1997
Mike Ford, reflecting on a recent Little League ballgame, in which parents express adulation over their offspring's every action, no matter how trivial, and in which …
Remember Lot's Wife
Sermonette; Given 4/28/1997
Mike Ford, remembering instances in which people, running back into a burning building to rescue Fluffy the Cat or a photograph album, only to lose their lives, …
Out of Bounds
Sermonette; Given 3/15/1997
Mike Ford, reflecting on the college basketball playoffs occurring every spring, called March madness; points out that basketball could be described as a complete …
Be My Valentine?
Article; Posted 1/1/1997
February 14, Valentine's Day, may seem harmless enough—until the truth of its origins comes to light. Mike Ford exposes this pagan day.
What Do We Have to Offer?
Article; Posted 8/1/1996
Most of the time, the Israelites provide us with a bad example, but Mike Ford tells of one time in particular that their example illustrates a godly virtue.
So You Plan to Keep Christmas Now?
Article; Posted 12/1/1995
Decorating with evergreens, festivals of lights, and the practice of giving dolls as gifts in the middle of winter all originate in pagan festivals.
Beware of Philosophy
Article; Posted 7/1/1995
In the end, philosophy is merely man's search for answers without God. Real truth is found in God's Word, not in the minds of self-important, fallible men.
What, Me Worry?
Article; Posted 3/1/1995
Do you sometimes worry about your financial situation? Knowing that just about everyone does, Mike Ford explains Jesus' simple solution to this common problem.
Goats on the Left
Article; Posted 11/1/1994
Goats are intelligent creatures, but also loners and devious. Understanding their characteristics helps us in evaluating our own tendencies that hinder our walk.
Weeds!
Article; Posted 8/1/1994
Drawing an analogy between kudzu and the thorns in the Parable of the Sower, Mike Ford shows how we have to "weed out" detrimental habits that choke our lives. If we …
Father Knows Best
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 6/1/1994
Negative role models and failure to take responsibility characterize more and more fathers today. Here's why this is happening and what to do about it.
Goats
Sermonette; Given 4/16/1994
Mike Ford, reflecting that people, who have not grown up on a farm, may be at a certain disadvantage in appreciating agricultural metaphors, investigated the …
Head 'Em Up and Move 'Em Out!
Article; Posted 3/1/1994
Does it matter when we keep the Passover as long as we keep it? The logistics of Israel leaving Egypt prove that Passover should be kept on the 14th, not the 15th.
Controlling the Weeds
Sermonette; Given 2/12/1994
Mike Ford, reflecting on the Kudzu infestation in the Southeast United States, a plant that was supposed to provide groundcover and prevent erosion, but has gotten …
Head 'Em Up and Move 'Em Out!
Sermonette; Given 1/15/1994
Mike Ford, asking us to imagine we are logistics officers, charged with moving 2 ½ million troops, gathering them together in a staging area and marching them …
The Shepherd's Voice
Article; Posted 12/1/1993
God's people are often compared to sheep, yet some question whether they need a human shepherd. How does one know whether a minister is a true shepherd?