Preaching the gospel and making disciples should be the main priorities of the church. We shouldn’t allow ourselves to be distracted by people with winsome personalities, who may try to persuade us to focus on other things. Because any time we get away from the priorities that God prescribes, we’re going to have issues and problems, because we have veered from God’s agenda for the church.
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.