Dedication and Commitment in Christ

Dedication begins in an experience of conversion, of conviction in the Holy Spirit, through listening to the Word of God, of receiving that Word as it is in truth, the very Word of God; even in affliction, even in persecution, receiving God’s message without shame, without reserve, and showing forth to others that same commitment of life.

Then what is commitment? Commitment is a pledge to fulfill, an obligation, to obligate ourselves to a cause, responsibility, pledge, promise, vow, resolution, and determination. What do these two words have in common? Both dedication and commitment must be found in the church to make it a strong church.

The church we are building today is not a physical building, but a living network of relationships that will last for a lifetime.

You can’t have a great commitment and dedication to the church unless there is a great fellowship in that church.

The only way to learn the full breadth, and length, and height, and the love of God is to do it with the fellowship of the saints.

In Ephesians 3:14 Paul says, for this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 3:17-19 "that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted (dedicated) and grounded (committed) in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God."

We must be dedicated and grounded in Christ Jesus so that we may know the love he has for us. What other way can we do this but by worshiping with the saints together.

In our culture today we are a people rarely committing to much of anything –or don’t commit for very long.

We need to build churches with deeper church dedication, from people who firmly commit to Christ.

Commit and dedicate your life to Christ today!


Robby Cable

Providence Church of Christ