Bible: Luke 9:18-27

Peter’s Confession

9:18 Once 1  when Jesus 2  was praying 3  by himself, and his disciples were nearby, he asked them, 4 Who do the crowds say that I am? 5  9:19 They 6  answered, 7 John the Baptist; others say Elijah; 8  and still others that one of the prophets of long ago has risen.” 9  9:20 Then 10  he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter 11  answered, 12 The Christ 13  of God.” 9:21 But he forcefully commanded 14  them not to tell this to anyone, 15  9:22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer 16  many things and be rejected by the elders, 17  chief priests, and experts in the law, 18  and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” 19 

A Call to Discipleship

9:23 Then 20  he said to them all, 21 If anyone wants to become my follower, 22  he must deny 23  himself, take up his cross daily, 24  and follow me. 9:24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, 25  but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 9:25 For what does it benefit a person 26  if he gains the whole world but loses or forfeits himself? 9:26 For whoever is ashamed 27  of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person 28  when he comes in his glory and in the glory 29  of the Father and of the holy angels. 9:27 But I tell you most certainly, 30  there are some standing here who will not 31  experience 32  death before they see the kingdom of God.” 33 

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