Today, Pastor Ford will help us identify some very practical ways we can tell if God has called us to a certain ministry, before we dive in headfirst to what we think we’ve been called to do. We’ll learn how to discover our passions and priorities and identify our desire to glorify God and follow His guidance. Find out more on today’s Treasured Truth.
God calls those who have believed in Jesus to do the work of His ministry in the church and around the world. They’re called by Him and God chose them because of their passion for certain ministries. But today Pastor Ford will explain that there are those who went but weren’t actually sent. In other words, they were appointed to a certain ministry by man, but not anointed for it by God. So, as we seek to take care of God’s business, we need to be sure we are called by Him to do what we’re doing.
Grace saves us, shapes us, and then gives us the power to serve God. He gives us power to be able to do what we cannot do, so that He can use us to impact the lives of people and show them His grace. And because of His grace, we need to make sure He gets the glory out of our lives.
Misunderstanding can occur so easily. And often, it can happen when someone who is involved in the misunderstanding assigns the wrong motivation to the person who is sending the message. And Pastor Ford will point out today that no matter how good your motivation may be for what you are doing, there’s always going to be someone who will ascribe to you a different motivation.
We’ll see today how the Christian life from start to finish is lived by grace. Grace converts us and transforms us. And that’s just a few of the reasons why it’s so amazing! Learn more of what’s so amazing about grace on today’s Treasured Truth.
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.