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Unconditional Commitment

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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.

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Jesus Christ commands us to go, but with a purpose, unconditionally committed.

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Jesus Christ commands us to go, but with a purpose.

Matthew 8:18 NASB95
Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea.
Here in the Book of Matthew there is no concrete evidence if he was talking to the 12 or the entire crowd. I’m convinced that it was to any who could audibly hear his voice because there was more work to do. V.28 two demoniacs.
Matthew 4:19–20 NASB95
And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
Matthew 4:21–22 NASB95
Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
Mt 4:2
See also ; ; ; ; ; There may have been a “Christ-party” at Corinth, or in contrast with the sectarianism, Paul may be asserting his own commitment to Jesus Chris

To be unconditionally committed to Christ you must possess great humility.

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Matthew 8:19 NASB95
Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”
A scribe is any man serving as an expert in Jewish law.
Luke 11:42 NASB95
“But woe to you Pharisees! For you pay tithe of mint and rue and every kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of God; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
Luke 11:52 NASB95
“Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you yourselves did not enter, and you hindered those who were entering.”
Luke 11:44 NASB95
“Woe to you! For you are like concealed tombs, and the people who walk over them are unaware of it.
Even the scribe, if only for the moment, was humbled after following Jesus for a while and seeing all the he had done and taught.
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Jesus Christ will not tempt us but will sometimes test our faith and our commitment to the ministry.

Luke 9:59 NASB95
And He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.”
Matthew 8:20 NASB95
Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
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Unconditionally following Jesus Christ requires a sense of urgency.

Matthew 8:21 NASB95
Another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.”
John 6:2 NASB95
A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the signs which He was performing on those who were sick.
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Being unconditionally committed to the ministry means no commitment to the world.

Matthew 8:22 NASB95
But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.”
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Matthew 8:22 NASB95
But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.”
As you go throughout your life whatever you do, do it with a spirit of excellence and do it in expectation for the opportunity for doing ministry.
Colossians 3:23 NASB95
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,

Before being committed to the ministry you must be committed to the Gospel

John 3:7 NASB95
“Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’

Secret commitment to Jesus Christ

John 12:42 NASB95
Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue;
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True commitment to Jesus Christ is seen in love and obedience to him

; In response to who Jesus Christ is and what he has done.
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