The One


Some time later, Jesus was praying. His disciples were close by. So he came to them and asked, “Who do people say that I am?”

They replied, “Some say that you are John the Baptist. Other people say that you are Elijah. And some think that you are one of the other prophets who has come back to life.”

Then Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

And Peter replied, “You are God’s Promised Saviour.”

Then Jesus told them not to tell anyone. And he said, “I am going to suffer. The priests and teachers of the law will refuse to accept me. I will be killed, and, on the third day, I will come back to life.”

And then he told all of them, “If you want to be my disciples, give up the things that you want. Be willing to give up your life every day to follow me. Do not be ashamed of me and my words. If you are, I will be ashamed of you when I come back in my glory, and the glory of my Father and the angels.”