Author Archives: Jon Sanders

About Jon Sanders

Follower of Jesus; Husband to an amazing woman; Father of 3 great kids; Pastor of a multi-site church with a vision to reach rural America for Christ!

One of the Lamest Excuses Christians Give for Leaving their Church – Part 2

  AUTHORS NOTE:  This blog post is the second of a four-part series dealing with the real reasons “mature” believers walk away from a healthy church family using the excuse, “We’re just not being fed anymore.”  To read the original post click … Continue reading

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One of the Lamest Excuses Christians Give for Leaving their Church – Part 1

“We’re just not being fed anymore.” Having spent my entire life in and around pastoral ministry (I was born into a pastor’s family and now I’ve planted and led The RESCUE Church for the past 9 years), I have heard … Continue reading

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Haters Beware, my God is Unstoppable!

  One lesson I have come to learn over the years in ministry is that even when you’re trying to do the right thing…a good thing…a positive thing…the very thing God has called you to do, not everyone around you … Continue reading

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Before you get on Facebook today…READ THIS!

  Social media has impacted our world in profound ways, both good and bad!  Some people love it and are even addicted to it.  Others hate it and call it the end of our civilization as we know it! I’m … Continue reading

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My Audacious Prayer Requests for 2013

Mediocrity.  Normal.  Status quo.  I believe our world embraces and values these things.  I believe much of religion celebrates these things too. How it must break the heart of a super-natural, all-powerful, and magnificent Creator-God when those who claim to … Continue reading

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Ten Benefits of Reading the Word of God

Today The RESCUE Church began a new series called Word Up in which I am challenged our people to get into God’s Word every day in 2013. My prayer for our church is that we would be like the early … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution You MUST Make

As we enter into 2013, many of us are making New Year’s resolutions and setting goals that we’d like to achieve in the next 12 months. I would like to encourage you to include daily Bible reading to your list … Continue reading

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2012: A Year in Review

Well, it has happened again.  Another year has flown by.  After today, 2012 will be in the history books officially labeled “the past”. Before we run headlong into 2013, I am inviting you to take just a few moments and … Continue reading

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Should a Pastor Speak into Politics?

Should a pastor speak into politics?  More and more people in our culture today would answer that question with a resounding, “NO!” I disagree. I believe that God’s truth applies to ALL arenas of life and must not be compartmentalized … Continue reading

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Does God Care How I Vote?

I understand that by now, most of us have grown weary of yet another season of “politics as usual” leading up to the November 6th elections, and could probably care less about what one candidate thinks, says, or believes versus … Continue reading

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