Luke 9:51
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GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
The time was coming closer for Jesus to be taken to heaven. So he was determined to go to Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when the days of his receiving up were fulfilled, that he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem.

World English Bible
It came to pass, when the days were near that he should be taken up, he intently set his face to go to Jerusalem,

Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass, in the completing of the days of his being taken up, that he fixed his face to go on to Jerusalem,

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September 1 Evening
If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.--LUKE 9:23. By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report.--All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.--The offence of the cross. If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye: but let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

May 11. "Whosoever Will Save his Life Shall Lose It" (Luke ix. 24).
"Whosoever will save his life shall lose it" (Luke ix. 24). First and foremost Christ teaches resurrection and life. The power of Christianity is life. It brings us not merely law, duty, example, with high and holy teaching and admonition. It brings us the power to follow the higher ideal and the life that spontaneously does the things commanded. But it is not only life, but resurrection life. And it begins with a real crisis, a definite transaction, a point of time as clear as the morning dawn.
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke ix. 57, Etc. , Where the Case of the Three Persons is Treated Of, of whom one Said, "I Will
1. Give ye ear to that which the Lord hath given me to speak on the lesson of the Gospel. For we have read, that the Lord Jesus acted differently, when one man offered himself to follow Him, and was disallowed; another did not dare this, and was aroused; a third put off, and was blamed. For the words, "Lord, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest," [3246] what is so prompt, what so active, what so ready, and what so fitly disposed to so great a good, as this "following the Lord whithersoever
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

Self-Denial
"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." Luke 9:23 1. It has been frequently imagined, that the direction here given related chiefly, if not wholly, to the Apostles; at least, to the Christians of the first ages, or those in a state of persecution. But this is a grievous mistake; For although our blessed Lord is here directing his discourse more immediately to his Apostles, and those other disciples who attended him
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Cross References
Mark 16:19
After talking with the apostles, the Lord was taken to heaven, where God gave him the highest position.

Luke 9:57
As they were walking along the road, a man said to Jesus, "I'll follow you wherever you go."

Luke 13:22
Then Jesus traveled and taught in one city and village after another on his way to Jerusalem.

Luke 17:11
Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee on his way to Jerusalem.

Luke 18:31
Jesus took the twelve apostles aside and said to them, "We're going to Jerusalem. Everything that the prophets wrote about the Son of Man will come true.

Luke 19:11
Jesus was getting closer to Jerusalem, and the people thought that the kingdom of God would appear suddenly. While Jesus had the people's attention, he used this illustration.

Luke 19:28
After Jesus had given this illustration, he continued on his way to Jerusalem.

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