When your back is against the wall, do you realize that God is there with you? We may not feel like He’s there, but Pastor Ford will remind us today that the Bible tells us that He really is there, waiting to assist us in our time of need.
God can turn awful into awesome. He can turn set-backs into set-ups and problems into platforms. He makes pain become provision. However, there are some blessings that God will give us, but only in the presence of our enemies. So, we need to understand what He’s doing in the process, while He is blessing us and showing them.
As we wrap up our study in Hebrews 4 today, Pastor Ford will continue to explain Who it is that we serve. Hebrews identifies Jesus as the Great High Priest and we’ll hear some practical application related to what the means for each of us as believers.
As we continue our study in Hebrews 4, we’ll look further at Who Jesus is as our Great High Priest. And Pastor Ford will encourage us to consider Who it is we have on our side—He’s the Son of God, which makes Him the perfect person and the perfect sacrifice for our sins.
In this new year, we can be the success that Christ wants us to be if we realize that He’s the reason for our success. And we need to understand that we serve The Great High Priest, Who is personal to us. He’ll be for us whatever we need for Him to be.
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.
Treasured Truth is a 24-minute radio program, airing daily. Each day, James Ford, Jr., Pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, presents clear, powerful Bible teaching-adding godly wisdom and guidance to listeners' daily walks with Christ. Pastor Ford uses his breadth of experience to bring Christ-centered, expository preaching that is relevant to an audience of all races and cultures.