Today, Pastor Ford will point out that prayer is not peripheral, but rather, prayer is paramount in our lives. It’s not optional. It’s essential. Learn more about how effective prayer can be on today’s Treasured Truth.
As he finished out the book of Galatians, Paul wanted the believers there to know he had an allegiance to Christ based on what Christ had done on Calvary’s cross. He didn’t need anyone to challenge him to live for Jesus! Jesus Christ and His gospel were Paul’s number one priority and he had the scars to prove it.
As Paul began to conclude his letter to the Galatians, he focused on the cross of Christ. He had praise for the cross. Then he explained the power, the promise, and the persecution of the cross. Learn more about what these aspects of the cross mean for us on today’s Treasured Truth.
In some of the final verses of his letter to them, Paul explained to the Galatian believers that the promise of victory and peace doesn’t apply to everyone, even as believers, but only to as many as walk according to a certain rule. In other words, Pastor Ford will ask us—if we don’t implement what Christ has given us for victory, then why are we expecting to have victory in the Christian life?
Today, Pastor Ford will help us understand how Paul affirmed to the Galatian believers his comprehension of his own confirmation. And then, in his letter to them, he celebrated his liberation from sin. We’ll see that Paul gave us a great example of how to respond to the good news of the gospel as we continue to look at the topic of embracing the cross of Christ.
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.