"Phillipians 3:7-9, "But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
V8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, V9 And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith."
I know that for a long time you have heard it said, "Just get them saved and God will do the rest."
- What about discipling?
- What about teaching?
- What about mentoring?
- What about praying?
- What about fellowship?
- What about training?
Why would Jesus tell the rich young man, (and anyone else who has said no to the call), the one thing they didn't want to hear? Because Jesus know what it is that is standing between you and Him.
To follow Jesus you are going to have to let something go and not many people want to hear that message. You can't hide it from Jesus and why would you want to?"