Bible: Luke 9:21-26

9:21 But he forcefully commanded 1  them not to tell this to anyone, 2  9:22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer 3  many things and be rejected by the elders, 4  chief priests, and experts in the law, 5  and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” 6 

A Call to Discipleship

9:23 Then 7  he said to them all, 8 If anyone wants to become my follower, 9  he must deny 10  himself, take up his cross daily, 11  and follow me. 9:24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, 12  but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 9:25 For what does it benefit a person 13  if he gains the whole world but loses or forfeits himself? 9:26 For whoever is ashamed 14  of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person 15  when he comes in his glory and in the glory 16  of the Father and of the holy angels.

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