Bible: Luke 9:20-31

9:20 Then 1  he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter 2  answered, 3 The Christ 4  of God.” 9:21 But he forcefully commanded 5  them not to tell this to anyone, 6  9:22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer 7  many things and be rejected by the elders, 8  chief priests, and experts in the law, 9  and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” 10 

A Call to Discipleship

9:23 Then 11  he said to them all, 12 If anyone wants to become my follower, 13  he must deny 14  himself, take up his cross daily, 15  and follow me. 9:24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, 16  but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 9:25 For what does it benefit a person 17  if he gains the whole world but loses or forfeits himself? 9:26 For whoever is ashamed 18  of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person 19  when he comes in his glory and in the glory 20  of the Father and of the holy angels. 9:27 But I tell you most certainly, 21  there are some standing here who will not 22  experience 23  death before they see the kingdom of God.” 24 

The Transfiguration

9:28 Now 25  about eight days 26  after these sayings, Jesus 27  took with him Peter, John, and James, and went up the mountain to pray. 9:29 As 28  he was praying, 29  the appearance of his face was transformed, 30  and his clothes became very bright, a brilliant white. 31  9:30 Then 32  two men, Moses and Elijah, 33  began talking with him. 34  9:31 They appeared in glorious splendor and spoke about his departure 35  that he was about to carry out 36  at Jerusalem. 37 

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