The Great Commandment
37 Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
The absolute foundation of a call to ministry is the Great Commandment presented by Jesus in Matthew 22:37-39. This is the Heart of the Gospel. A personal relationship with God through functional faith in Jesus Christ is the prerequisite to any meaningful Christian service. Our effectiveness as Christian workers relies completely on the sureness of this base.