Tag: <span>scotty sanders</span>

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Everybody Needs a Leroy!

Recently I traveled to Ecuador for a mission trip. There were twenty-one youth and adults on the team, and each one was instrumental in making an impact for the Kingdom.  During the trip, my main responsibility was to lead training sessions for pastors and leaders in the area. I had an interpreter, but also needed...

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People- The Heart & Soul of Ministry

Many years ago, I heard a pastor say, “If it were not for the people, I would love the ministry.” After my initial shock, I responded, “People are our ministry.” Maybe we should remember what Jesus said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that...

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Brokenness on the Chapel Steps: The Racial Divide

For nearly twenty years, I served at a church in a downtown area surrounded by many families in low socioeconomic situations. We often had trouble with children entering the building unsupervised. We would invite them to our services, but it seemed they only wanted to be there when they were not allowed—typical for any children...

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The One Anothers

We just celebrated Valentine’s Day, a special time set aside to express love to family and friends. What would it look like if we truly loved the people we work with each day? I have been blessed to work with and lead some amazing people. My prayer has been, “Lord, give me a love for...

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To the Himalayas and Back: A Mission Trip Story

Several years ago, a good friend of mine named Ed approached me about going on an Extreme Mission Trip to the Himalayan Mountains to reach a group of people in China who had never heard the Gospel. I prayed about it, and God did not tell me “no.” I had gone with Ed on mission...

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It’s About Time! Part 2

As you read this blog school is back in session, and schedules are busier than ever. Let’s look further into Jesus’ time management style. Hopefully, we will learn some helpful tips along the way! Review of Part 1: Jesus lived life at a healthy “C” level which involved character, confidence, commitment and calling. In Part...

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It’s About Time! Part 1

“Nobody can manage time. It keeps moving at a consistent rate, no matter what any of us does. What we manage is ourselves, our attitudes, boundaries, and cushions.”   – Breathless, Gary R. Collins Let’s take a look at Jesus and a parallel look at ourselves in the process. Look at Jesus; who  He was, what ...