Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday is for Quotes: J. Oswald Sanders

One book I try to read once every two years is J. Oswald Sanders' book Spiritual Leadership, which includes this quote:

"True Greatness, true leadership, is achieved not by reducing men to one’s service but in giving oneself in selfless service to them. And that is never done without cost."

I say this while preparing my sermon series on "Shepherding under God" which features three sermons on Ezekiel 34, John 10.1-21, and 1 Peter 5.1-5.

2 comments:

DiscuZion said...

Wierd coincidence! I'm about to start reading that book for the first time!


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sujomo said...

Preach it Mike! May the congregation's response be to say - what great passages of Scripture! How can they change my life? What a Great Shepherd (see Hebrews 13:20 note the link between shepherding and the covenant) we have!
cheers, sujomo