What are the opportunities and challenges for discipleship today? In this message, Brother Joe Root addresses seven areas of discipleship relevant to the 21st century.
Joe Root challenges us to listen to the sound of the trumpet and go to war against sin, to fight for holiness at any cost. The weapons of our warfare are not pistols and knives, they are not carnal, but they are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.
As Christians, we are loyal to a new Kingdom that calls us to suffering love. Jesus showed us how to suffer. Part of suffering love is understanding that the weapon of those in the Kingdom of God is the Word of God, not a sword or other physical weapon. We commonly call those who will not fight when drafted “Conscientious Objectors.” John D. Martin wisely observes they should rather be called “Scriptural Objectors.”