So, the title of this post is not the evangelical message you normally hear. But, it’s definitely a part of the message that Jesus proclaimed.
He did not pull any punches. He did not offer a good life. He did not offer smooth sailing. He did not offer food, clothing, or housing.
What did he say that people would get if they followed him? Well, several things such as these:
In this world you will have trouble. (John 16:33 ESV)
And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. (Mark 13:13 ESV)
Nice picture, huh?
But, he also promised something else. He promised himself.
That’s the promise that we have to offer people.
If you sugar coat it and offer them something else, then you are not offering them Christ.
Offer them Christ… nothing more… nothing less. He’s enough.