8209 commitment, to Jesus Christ
Commitment to Jesus Christ is grounded in the knowledge of his saving power and divinity, and expresses itself in adoration and obedience to Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ commanded people to make the commitment to follow him
Mt 4:19 pp Mk 1:17 Mt 9:9 pp Mk 2:14 pp Lk 5:27 See also Mt 19:21-22; Jn 1:43; Jn 21:19,22; Ro 15:5; 1Co 1:12 There may have been a “Christ-party” at Corinth, or in contrast with the sectarianism, Paul may be asserting his own commitment to Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ frequently spelt out the cost of commitment to him
Jesus Christ’s demand for commitment was sometimes met with a refusal
Sometimes people followed Jesus Christ without being truly committed to him
Some committed themselves wholeheartedly to his invitation
Secret commitment to Jesus Christ
True commitment to Jesus Christ is seen in love and obedience to him
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