Treasured Truth is a 24-minute radio program, airing daily. Each day, Pastor James Ford presents clear, powerful Bible teaching—adding godly wisdom and guidance to listeners’ daily walks with Christ.
How to Thrive When Criticized, Part 3
When you are criticized, it usually demonstrates that you’re making a difference or at least trying to. If no one is criticizing you, then you’re probably not doing anything, saying anything, or trying to be anything that will make a difference. As Christians, we all ought to be receiving criticism simply for being associated with Jesus Christ.
How to Thrive When Criticized, Part 2
Have you noticed that people will often put expectations on you for things that they’re not even capable of or willing to do themselves? And often those expectations are just too high and don’t make any sense? You have to understand that you’re simply not going to be able to be everything that everyone expects you to be and you can’t make everyone happy. Today, Pastor Ford will remind us to consider these things when we are being criticized.
How to Thrive When Criticized, Part 1
If you want to thrive when you’re being criticized, the first thing you have to do to is comprehend the criticism you are facing. You have to analyze it and scrutinize it. You have try and get behind what the motivation is for the accusation against you. Doing this will help you determine if it’s true or not and how you need to respond.
Treasured Truth Weekend - Learning from Losers, Part 4
The example that the Apostle Paul gives us in 1 Corinthians 10, shows us clearly that the Children of Israel disobeyed and rebelled against God. And Pastor Ford will point out that their rebellion actually started in their minds and then it was set into motion. It started with their attitudes and then their attitudes became actions.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Part 3
As we conclude this study on teamwork, Pastor Ford explains what the priority of our commitments should be. Our first commitment is to our Sovereign. Our second is to the saints—or fellow believers. And the third is to the service of our Lord, in that order. If the service is messing up the saints, then it’s messing up our commitment to the Sovereign and whatever the service is, it should be stopped in order to preserve the other commitments, which are the higher priority.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Part 2
It’s very easy to form your own agenda when you’re in ministry. And Pastor Ford explains that you can know when you’re doing something for yourself and not for the Lord when something doesn’t go your way and you get mad about it. That’s a clear indication that you’re not seeking God’s glory, but instead you’re seeking your own.