The Gospel of Following
William Barclay once wrote, "No one was ever induced to follow Jesus under false pretenses. Jesus pitched his demands so high that they could not be higher. It may be that we have done great hurt to the church by letting people think that church membership need not make such a difference. We ought to tell them that it should make all the difference in the world. We might have fewer people, but those we had would be really pledged to Christ."