As we seek to understand our motivation to love and serve God and our fellow believers, we must realize that the Devil’s going to shoot at us to try and prevent us from striving to reach our goal. And according to Pastor Ford, if the Devil can’t mess your church up from the outside, then what will he do? He’ll join it! So, we don’t need to give him the bullets to shoot at us. He already knows that if he can divide us, he can defeat us.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.