Bible: Luke 9:12-27

9:12 Now the day began to draw to a close, 1  so 2  the twelve came and said to Jesus, 3  “Send the crowd away, so they can go into the surrounding villages and countryside and find lodging 4  and food, because we are in an isolated place.” 5  9:13 But he said to them, “You 6  give them something to eat.” They 7  replied, 8 We have no more than five loaves and two fish – unless 9  we go 10  and buy food 11  for all these people.” 9:14 (Now about five thousand men 12  were there.) 13  Then 14  he said to his disciples, “Have 15  them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 9:15 So they did as Jesus directed, 16  and the people 17  all sat down.

9:16 Then 18  he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven he gave thanks 19  and broke them. He gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 9:17 They all ate and were satisfied, and what was left over 20  was picked up – twelve baskets of broken pieces.

Peter’s Confession

9:18 Once 21  when Jesus 22  was praying 23  by himself, and his disciples were nearby, he asked them, 24 Who do the crowds say that I am? 25  9:19 They 26  answered, 27 John the Baptist; others say Elijah; 28  and still others that one of the prophets of long ago has risen.” 29  9:20 Then 30  he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter 31  answered, 32 The Christ 33  of God.” 9:21 But he forcefully commanded 34  them not to tell this to anyone, 35  9:22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer 36  many things and be rejected by the elders, 37  chief priests, and experts in the law, 38  and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” 39 

A Call to Discipleship

9:23 Then 40  he said to them all, 41 If anyone wants to become my follower, 42  he must deny 43  himself, take up his cross daily, 44  and follow me. 9:24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, 45  but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 9:25 For what does it benefit a person 46  if he gains the whole world but loses or forfeits himself? 9:26 For whoever is ashamed 47  of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person 48  when he comes in his glory and in the glory 49  of the Father and of the holy angels. 9:27 But I tell you most certainly, 50  there are some standing here who will not 51  experience 52  death before they see the kingdom of God.” 53 

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