When they were wandering in the wilderness, the children of Israel took their eyes off the promise that God had given them and put their eyes on the problems they had. And what happened to them as a result? All of that generation died in the wilderness. Pastor Ford asks us today—how many of us are dying in the wilderness because we always focus on the problem and not the promise?
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.