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Is It Worth It? – Matthew 16:21-28 – Sept 3 2017

Matthew 16:21-28

Jesus Predicts His Death

21 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.

22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”

23 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.”

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. 26 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? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.

28 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

About Rev Tim Heinecke

Both Pastor Tim and Lisa are native Minnesotans. They both grew up in Southern Minnesota, and met while attending Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. They were married before moving to St. Louis, MO, where Pastor attended Concordia Seminary. Before moving to Hugo, they lived and served in Park Rapids, MN. The Heinecke’s have two children; Lila and Dane. Pastor enjoys working on the house and car fixing things. Lisa enjoys baking, cooking and working as a Jamberry consultant as serving as the Administrative Assistant at New Life. Together with their children they enjoy family time, biking, and camping.

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