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Meet Ron Sanford

Ron Sanford

On Sunday August 22, Missio Dei Church had the pleasure to meet and hear from Ron Sanford, the Executive Director for To Every Tribe Ministries. In his sermon, One Story, for the morning, Ron spoke from Genesis 12:1-3, Revelation 7:9-10, and Matthew 28:19-20. 

During his sermon, Ron taught us the following points:

  1. Bible means "Book of Books".
  2. There are 66 books in the Bible with only 1 story.
  3. We often read the Bible with too narrow of a lens, we rarely step back to see the big picture that God is trying to paint for us.
  4. An apporach to develop a Biblical Worldview
  5. God's desire is for all nations to hear the Gospel, not just individuals.
  6. We have the privledge to share in His mission to teach people the saving work of the Gospel.

Perhaps one of the most striking quote from the morning for me was when he said, "There is no local church, there is only one church - the Global Church. The Global church has a local context." This quote challeneged me to open up my eyes to the Church and that His mission is larger, yet still includes, the local expression of Missio Dei Church in the Lincoln-Way area. 

Would you consider taking time to watch the story behind To Every Tribe? Would you also commit to praying for Ron and his wife Margie as they seek to follow after the Lord and proclaiming His Good News to the ends of the earth?