As the scriptures portray in John 2, the people at the wedding in Cana obeyed Jesus when He instructed them to fill the water pots with water. Pastor Ford will explain that their obedience was cooperative, meaning, they played a part in the miracle! In other words, they did what they could do so that Jesus could do what they couldn’t do. And that’s because God is never going to do for us what we should be doing for ourselves.
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.