Part of our preparation for our destination is learning that our messes and our miracles have to live together. And, as Pastor Ford will explain today, there are a whole lot of us who can’t deal with that. We think that since we’re forgiven, our messes ought to be gone. But sometimes the messes we find ourselves in are the consequences of the choices that we’ve made and we have to live with them—especially if those choices were against God.
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.