(Matthew 20:17-19 NLT) As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside privately and told them what was going to happen to him. “Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die. Then they will hand him over to the Romans to be mocked, flogged with a whip, and crucified. But on the third day he will be raised from the dead.”
(Mark 15:21 NLT) A passerby named Simon, who was from Cyrene, was coming in from the countryside just then, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’ cross. (Simon was the father of Alexander and Rufus.)
√ What did I do to DESERVE THIS?
(Job 5:6-7 MSG) . . . trouble doesn’t come from nowhere. It’s human! Mortals are born and bred for trouble, as certainly as sparks fly upward.’
√ What about MY PLANS?
√ I can’t let people SEE ME LIKE THIS.
(John 16:33 NLT) … you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
√ I am taking what YOU DESERVE.
(Luke 23:41 NLT) We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” …
√ My plan is HOPE and LIFE.
(Jeremiah 29:11 MSG) I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.’
(John 10:10 NKJV) “… I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
√ FOLLOW me.
(Luke 23:26 NLT) … The soldiers seized him and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.
(Luke 22:20 TLB) After supper he gave them another glass of wine, saying, “This wine is the token of God’s new agreement to save you—an agreement sealed with the blood I shall pour out to purchase back your souls.
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