Angela Sanders, Christian writer, speaker and curriculum developer, delivered OBU’s chapel message Oct. 30. Her message was from Ephesians 4:32.
Sanders focused on this particular verse in Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus, as it deals with compassion and kindness.
“And be kind and compassionate to one another,” she said, “forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”
“If kind is an action, compassion is a feeling,” she said. “We are called to feel compassion just as Jesus felt it for us.”
Sanders urged students to think about forgiveness and recognize that it isn’t just merely an emotion, but much more than that.
“Forgiveness is not an emotion, but a choice,” Sanders said. “You forgive someone when you behave in a way that shows that they do not owe you anything. If you choose to do this and make the choice to forgive, your emotions will follow.”
Sanders is a Christian curriculum developer, writer, blogger and Bible communicator with a knack for communicating truth in a way everyone can understand. Her ultimate goal is to advance God’s Kingdom for His glory by encouraging believers and equipping His Church. She has ghost-written more than 2,000 widely distributed daily personal Bible study guides published by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and other ministry entities, as well as group Bible studies, ministry manuals and more than 400 journalistic profiles.
Sanders’ articles, stories and dramas have appeared in various Christian magazines, and her blog draws a regular following. Her book, “100 Days: The Glory Experiment,” is available at LifeWay.com and Amazon.She earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary English education from Oklahoma State University. She and her husband, Todd, have two adult children, Hunter and Hope, and live in Edmond, Oklahoma.