When we are seeking a way to be delivered from our sin, Pastor Ford points us to the writings of the Apostle Paul in Romans. In Romans 6 Paul says, “Who the Son sets free is free indeed.” Now what is Paul’s point, exactly? He’s saying to us—listen, you need to know that you have to die to your sin in order to live. Freedom in Christ comes after dying to self.
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.