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Obedience of Jesus Christ (2)

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The selfless obedience of Jesus Christ to the will of God his Father, through which the redemption of humanity is accomplished. Christ also shows himself willing to submit to earthly authorities and sets an example which believers are called to imitate.

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Jesus Christ was totally obedient to his Father’s will

Obedience was central to Jesus Christ’s life and thought

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Jesus Christ’s obedience meant ultimate personal cost

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Jesus Christ’s obedience was necessary for God’s salvation plan

Romans 5:18–19 NKJV
Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
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Jesus Christ’s obedience was shown in his human relationships

He was obedient to his parents

Luke 2:51 NKJV
Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart.

He was obedient to secular authorities

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He was obedient to the Jewish law

; ; ; ; Jesus Christ’s obedience and commitment were to the spirit of God’s law; his attitudes to Jewish legalism were often seen as disobedience. Disputes over the Sabbath are one example.

Believers should follow Jesus Christ’s example of obedience

Obedience to God’s will is paramount

Matthew 19:17 NKJV
So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
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Christlike obedience expresses love for God

2 John 6 NKJV
This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
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Obedience should characterise believers’ lives

“obedience” refers to a whole lifestyle arising from a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
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