Two things there are which man has no arithmetic to reckon, and no lie to measure. One of these things is the extent of that man’s loss who loses his own soul. The other is the extent of God’s gift when he gave Christ to sinners.
J. C. Ryle
All the people were amazed and said to each other, “What is this teaching? With authority and power he gives orders to evil spirits and they come out!” And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
The New International Version
Which Disturbs You Most?
A soul lost in hell–or a scratch on your new car?
You’re missing the worship service–or missing a day’s work?
A sermon 10 minutes too long–or lunch a half hour late?
A church not growing–or your garden not growing?
Your Bible unopened–or your newspaper unread?
The church work being neglected–or housework neglected?
Missing a good Bible study–or your favorite TV program?
The millions who do not know Christ–or your inability to keep up with the neighbors?
Your contribution decreasing–or your income decreasing?
Your children late for Sunday school–or late for public school?