Becoming a ROOTS Church, Part 3 - Obedient
O—Obedient—All roots churches are driven by their purpose “...for this cause...” Acts 6:7 illustrates the priests becoming “obedient to the faith.” We are a subversive people with a radical message, called to a radical lifestyle that does not imitate the world, but Christ.
Whenever I attend a memorial service for a great follower of Jesus, I ask myself what I am doing to make my life count.
How will I spend the next 35 years if I live to be 100?
How will I redeem the time?
How will the church redeem the time it has? "
For this cause," Paul says in Ephesians 3. We must live for a cause - obedience to Jesus.
Jesus said, "If you love me, keep my commandments."
He said the greatest commandment was to love God supremely and our neighbor as ourselves (the second - like unto it). He commissioned us to teach disciples to observe all his commands.
Radical churches are radically obedient.