Jesus says in John 6:44-45 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day. It is written in the Prophets, ‘They will all be taught be God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from Him comes to me.”
I heard this sermon from Pastor John Piper recently that really put in perspective just WHO and HOW a person comes to a saving relationship with God- not everyone, but only those who are DRAWN to him. And those who are drawn to Him have to be taught or told about Him first. This concept has tremendous implications all the way from the Sunday school classroom to the mission field. Only those who are being drawn and taught will come. I was really blessed by these insights.