One of my early realizations in ministry brought me to this opinion, “If you compromise to reach people, you have nothing to offer them once they follow you.” Jesus gave an interesting perspective to the ones who stayed to listen to His explanation. They would not be able to grasp resurrection realities if they could not bear with such difficult statements. He did not want to drive the people away, yet he knew they had no capacity to enter the Kingdom. If He compromised the message to keep the people, He would have people but no message that actually gave life!
Those who could not see past their own opinions were often offended and walked away. Those who minimized his teaching and argued their point of view were too busy being right to grasp a new understanding. But to those who chose to consider His words, stay and be taught in private, Jesus said, unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom! As A leader I want to know how to do both, reach a lot of people and stay true to the only thing that will give them life. Read Entire Article