How do you reach someone with the truth of God’s Word, when they are confused about a doctrinal issue and believing an error? You have to start by showing them your genuine concern for them and allowing them to sense your heart of compassion for them. If you don’t start there, then they may confuse you with the “doctrine police” and you may miss the opportunity to help them understand the truth.
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.