Evangelist Mike Pelletier preached a message about the value of souls and the importance of reaching people no matter who they are. The key passages of his message are:
Mark 8:34-37: (34) And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, (35) Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (36) For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (37) Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Matthew 13:44-45: (44) Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. (45) Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.