Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus
Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him w deny himself and x take up his cross and follow me.
For x whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
For y what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or z what shall a man give in return for his soul?
a For the Son of Man is going to come with b his angels in the glory of his Father, and c then he will repay each person according to what he has done.
Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not d taste death e until they see the Son of Man f coming in his kingdom."
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2 Timothy 2:12 - 13
If we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us.
Matthew 10:38 - 39
And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?
Psalms 49:7 - 8
Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life.
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Jesus said to him, "You have said so. But I tel...
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I saw in the night visions, and behold, with th...
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And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you...
And said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand loo...
1 Thessalonians 1:10
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he ra...
1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven w...
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He said, "The Lord came from Sinai and dawned f...
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers.
He will render to each one according to his works:
So then each of us will give an account of hims...
2 Corinthians 5:10
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And just as it is appointed for man to die once...
1 Peter 1:17
And if you call on him as Father who judges imp...
And I will strike her children dead. And all th...
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing b...
Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompens...
And he commanded us to preach to the people and...
1 Corinthians 3:8
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The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, 'If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.
But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Truly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.