What Jesus Did! 'Get Life!' — Mark 8:35

Sunday May 29th, 2016

"The person that wants to save his life will lose it. And every person that gives his life for me and for the Good News will save his life forever."
— Mark 8:35

Key Thought

So often what we most passionately pursue is what we cannot achieve, purchase, or find. Life is found in Jesus. Life is found in obeying Jesus. Life is found in living for Jesus. Anything else is lost in death.

Today's Prayer

O Father, help me refine my focus so that I find my life built and centered in your Son as my Lord. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Today's Verses in Context

Then Jesus called the people to him. His followers were also there. Then Jesus said, "If any person wants to follow me, he must say 'No' to the things he wants. That person must accept the cross (suffering) that is given to him, and he must follow me. The person that wants to save his life will lose it. And every person that gives his life for me and for the Good News will save his life forever. It is worth nothing for a person to have the whole world, if he loses his soul {in hell}. A person could never pay enough to buy back his soul. The people that live now are living in a sinful and evil time. If any person is ashamed of me and my teaching, then I will be ashamed of that person. I will be ashamed of that person at the time I come with the glory of my Father and the holy angels."

Mark 8:34-38

Related Scripture Readings

Before the world began, the Word was there. The Word was there with God. The Word was God. He was there with God in the beginning. All things were made through him (the Word). Nothing was made without him. In him there was life. That life was light (understanding, goodness) for the people of the world. The Light shines in the darkness. The darkness has not defeated the Light.

John 1:1-5

Life comes from the Father (God) himself. So the Father has also allowed the Son (Jesus) to give life.

John 5:26

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About this Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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