As we conclude this study on teamwork, Pastor Ford explains what the priority of our commitments should be. Our first commitment is to our Sovereign. Our second is to the saints—or fellow believers. And the third is to the service of our Lord, in that order. If the service is messing up the saints, then it’s messing up our commitment to the Sovereign and whatever the service is, it should be stopped in order to preserve the other commitments, which are the higher priority.
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.