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Luke 9:18-24

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Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near him, he asked them, 'Who do the crowds say that I am?' They answered, 'John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has arisen.' He said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?' Peter answered, 'The Messiah of God.' He sternly ordered and commanded them not to tell anyone, saying, 'The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.' Then he said to them all, 'If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it.

Luke 9:18-24
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    • When questioned, Peter gives the right answer: ‘You are the Messiah of God”. But this is mainly head-knowledge as yet. He will later deny that he even knows Jesus. But at the lakeside he shows that his heart is at last fully engaged. ‘You know I love you!’
    • Note that this event emerges from Jesus’ prayer. Luke thus gives us a hint that what Jesus says is of critical importance. Do I pray before important events, asking that I may be in tune with what God would wish?
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    • Lord, I hear your question to me too: /Who do you say that I am?/ Your life and your words are not just for chatting about, but for letting you change my life.
    • People often prayed with Jesus, prayed near him at his prayer. Something of his prayer and relationship with his father must have rubbed off on them. People can be helped by praying together, even in silence. A child learns to pray by watching a parent, a grandparent or another adult at prayer. Praying together gives courage to face difficulties together, as the disciples faced the death of Jesus after their prayer.
    • When we believe in Jesus we believe in death and resurrection. We believe that bad things can happen in life, often the result of others' actions. We believe also that nothing bad is ever final, but that the love and power of the risen Lord will be with us. Every day can be a 'third day'.
    • I answer the question that Jesus asks in many ways. I show who Jesus is to me by attending church, by professing my faith, by acting as Jesus did. I ask God to help me to make it evident that I am a follower of Jesus.
    • Every time I deny myself I have an opportunity to express my faith in something greater than what I might enjoy here and now. I ask God's help to take up the crosses that I find, realising that following Jesus is to live as he lived.
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    • Lord, I hear your question to me too: /Who do you say that I am?/ Your life and your words are not just for chatting about, but for letting you change my life.
    • People often prayed with Jesus, prayed near him at his prayer. Something of his prayer and relationship with his father must have rubbed off on them. People can be helped by praying together, even in silence. A child learns to pray by watching a parent, a grandparent or another adult at prayer. Praying together gives courage to face difficulties together, as the disciples faced the death of Jesus after their prayer.
    • When we believe in Jesus we believe in death and resurrection. We believe that bad things can happen in life, often the result of others' actions. We believe also that nothing bad is ever final, but that the love and power of the risen Lord will be with us. Every day can be a 'third day'.
    • I answer the question that Jesus asks in many ways. I show who Jesus is to me by attending church, by professing my faith, by acting as Jesus did. I ask God to help me to make it evident that I am a follower of Jesus.
    • Every time I deny myself I have an opportunity to express my faith in something greater than what I might enjoy here and now. I ask God's help to take up the crosses that I find, realising that following Jesus is to live as he lived.
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    • Lord, I hear your question to me too: /Who do you say that I am?/ Your life and your words are not just for chatting about, but for letting you change my life.
    • People often prayed with Jesus, prayed near him at his prayer. Something of his prayer and relationship with his father must have rubbed off on them. People can be helped by praying together, even in silence. A child learns to pray by watching a parent, a grandparent or another adult at prayer. Praying together gives courage to face difficulties together, as the disciples faced the death of Jesus after their prayer.
    • When we believe in Jesus we believe in death and resurrection. We believe that bad things can happen in life, often the result of others' actions. We believe also that nothing bad is ever final, but that the love and power of the risen Lord will be with us. Every day can be a 'third day'.
    • I answer the question that Jesus asks in many ways. I show who Jesus is to me by attending church, by professing my faith, by acting as Jesus did. I ask God to help me to make it evident that I am a follower of Jesus.
    • Every time I deny myself I have an opportunity to express my faith in something greater than what I might enjoy here and now. I ask God's help to take up the crosses that I find, realising that following Jesus is to live as he lived.
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    • Lord, I hear your question to me too: /Who do you say that I am?/ Your life and your words are not just for chatting about, but for letting you change my life.
    • People often prayed with Jesus, prayed near him at his prayer. Something of his prayer and relationship with his father must have rubbed off on them. People can be helped by praying together, even in silence. A child learns to pray by watching a parent, a grandparent or another adult at prayer. Praying together gives courage to face difficulties together, as the disciples faced the death of Jesus after their prayer.
    • When we believe in Jesus we believe in death and resurrection. We believe that bad things can happen in life, often the result of others' actions. We believe also that nothing bad is ever final, but that the love and power of the risen Lord will be with us. Every day can be a 'third day'.
    • I answer the question that Jesus asks in many ways. I show who Jesus is to me by attending church, by professing my faith, by acting as Jesus did. I ask God to help me to make it evident that I am a follower of Jesus.
    • Every time I deny myself I have an opportunity to express my faith in something greater than what I might enjoy here and now. I ask God's help to take up the crosses that I find, realising that following Jesus is to live as he lived.
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    • Lord, I hear your question to me too: /Who do you say that I am?/ Your life and your words are not just for chatting about, but for letting you change my life.
    • People often prayed with Jesus, prayed near him at his prayer. Something of his prayer and relationship with his father must have rubbed off on them. People can be helped by praying together, even in silence. A child learns to pray by watching a parent, a grandparent or another adult at prayer. Praying together gives courage to face difficulties together, as the disciples faced the death of Jesus after their prayer.
    • When we believe in Jesus we believe in death and resurrection. We believe that bad things can happen in life, often the result of others' actions. We believe also that nothing bad is ever final, but that the love and power of the risen Lord will be with us. Every day can be a 'third day'.
    • I answer the question that Jesus asks in many ways. I show who Jesus is to me by attending church, by professing my faith, by acting as Jesus did. I ask God to help me to make it evident that I am a follower of Jesus.
    • Every time I deny myself I have an opportunity to express my faith in something greater than what I might enjoy here and now. I ask God's help to take up the crosses that I find, realising that following Jesus is to live as he lived.