" Do not number your fishes before they are broiled; nor count your converts before you have tested and tried them. This process may make your work somewhat slow; but then, brethren, it will be sure. Do your work steadily and well, so that those who come after you may not have to say that it was far more trouble to them to clear the church of those who ought never to have been admitted than it was to you to admit them. If God enables you to build three thousand bricks into His spiritual temple in one day, you may do it; but Peter has been the only bricklayer who has accomplished that feat up to the present. A lengthy quote by Charles Spurgeon. I hope that Josh and Kathrine you see here have been "broiled." Josh was so excited about what I was telling him and I could hear it in his voice. Josh, if you read this, thank you for talking with me. I heard your willingness to witness to others concerning the gospel. I don't know you personally so I will pray that you do what you say you want to do. You have a lot of potential and an eagerness that will be contagious. Always pray that what you present is Christ centered. Only He has the power to change hearts and minds. The Holy Spirit blows where He wills not where we will. Never, ever be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.