Being delivered from our sin is directly related to the closeness of our relationship with Jesus. Knowing Jesus more closely makes us more aware of our sin. And as our sensitivity to sin increases, which is evidence of our maturity, then our activity of sin ought to decrease. In other words, the more we fellowship with Jesus, the less we will sin.
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.