Discernment and Preparation: What Hill Should We Die On? – Panel Discussion

Brothers Ken Miller, Barry Grant, Zack Johnson, and John D. Martin discuss what issues must be pursued with wholehearted conviction, with no regard to the cost. Panel discussion moderated by Brother Paul Shirk.

How do we prepare to suffer for the cause of Christ?

Peter tells us, “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind…” This would indicate that we are to have the right mindset regarding suffering for our faith. How do we prepare our minds to suffer for Christ as God would choose for each one of our lives?

In this panel discussion, we consider:

  • What do the Scriptures say about discerning and preparing for persecution?
  • What can we learn from non-biblical individuals who applied Scriptural principles in their time and circumstances?
  • What are the current and imminent issues before us where we should be preparing to engage as overcomers?

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No Blood but Our Own

Christ calls his followers to a radical approach to sacrificial peacemaking that expects persecution, surrenders rights, and will sacrifice all for just one soul.

In this talk Zack Johnson explores the question “what is peacemaking?” – he introduces the “four quadrants of Peace” to understand different approaches to peace and concludes that NO BLOOD BUT OUR OWN should be the mantra of peacemaking.

Christ’s people must move toward a biblical and sacrificial approach to Two Kingdoms peacemaking. For love of God. For love of enemies. For King Jesus.

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How Do You Know You Are Hungry?

(given during the night of prayer at 2:00 AM)

What tells you that you are hungry? Why are you hungry? We become hungry either by habit or by exertion. Brother Zack Johnson encourages the listener to make a connection between physical hunger and spiritual hunger, drawing lessons from his recent discharge from the Army as a conscientious objector. Just as physical energy exertion is needed for physical hunger we need to be spiritually exerting ourselves to increase our spiritual hunger. A lack of spiritual hunger is a symptom of spiritual health problems. How does your life prove you are hungry?

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