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Day 35

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Monday, April 15

Today's Passage: Matthew 16:21-26

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

 
Questions for Reflection

1. What stands out to you in today’s passage?

2. Why does that particular word, phrase, or image seem significant to you?

3. What do you sense God is saying to you through His word today?

Write your response to the third question in your journal, on a piece of paper, or on a note in your phone. Spend some time praying to the Lord about what He has shared with you.

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