Discipleship Requires Sacrifice
Mark 10:28-34

On the heels of the rich young ruler who turned away from Jesus' offer to follow, Peter asks Him what would be the reward for those who had left all to follow. Jesus responded with a promise of abundant provision for those who are willing to sacrifice to follow after Him.

Mark 10
  1. Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
  2. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,
  3. But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
  4. But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
  5. And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,
  6. Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:
  7. And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.