Bible: Matthew 16:21-26
First Prediction of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
16:21 From that time on 1 Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem 2 and suffer 3 many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, 4 and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 16:22 So Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him: 5 “God forbid, 6 Lord! This must not happen to you!” 16:23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, because you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but on man’s.” 7 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to become my follower, 8 he must deny 9 himself, take up his cross, 10 and follow me. 16:25 For whoever wants to save his life 11 will lose it, 12 but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 16:26 For what does it benefit a person 13 if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what can a person give in exchange for his life?