Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him (A)deny himself and (B)take up his cross (C)daily and follow me. 24 For (D)whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 (E)For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For (F)whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed (G)when he comes in (H)his glory and the glory of the Father and of (I)the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not (J)taste death (K)until they see the kingdom of God.”

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The Cost of Following Jesus

57 As they were going (A)along the road, (B)someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus[a] said to him, “Leave (C)the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and (D)proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, (E)but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 Jesus said to him, (F)“No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 9:60 Greek he

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