As we consider the people who need Christ in the communities around us, we must realize that we don’t have an option—we must go and reach them! God has put us where we are to be a lighthouse for Him. And as Pastor Ford explains how he and the believers at Christ Bible Church will be striving to reach their own community, he’ll be asking us to consider this today—are we ready to make a difference where we live?
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.