3 Scripture ReadingJohn 7:1-131 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee, purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews there were waiting to take his life. 2 But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, 3 Jesus’ brothers said to him, “You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. 4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
4 6 Therefore Jesus told them, “The right time for me Scripture ReadingJohn 7:1-136 Therefore Jesus told them, “The right time for mehas not yet come; for you any time is right. 7 The worldcannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify thatwhat it does is evil. 8 You go to the Feast. I am not yet egoing up to this Feast, because for me the right time hasnot yet come.” 9 Having said this, he stayed in Galilee.
5 Scripture ReadingJohn 7:1-1310 However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. 11 Now at the Feast the Jews were watching for him and asking, “Where is that man?”12 Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.”Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.” 13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the Jews.
7 John 7:3-4a3 Jesus’ brothers said to him, “You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do.4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. …
8 Hebrews 10:7-9 7 Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—I have come to do your will, O God.’ ”8 First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them” (although the law required them to be made).9 Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second.
9 Matthew 20:20-2120 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.21 “What is it you want?” he asked.She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of minemay sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”
10 1 Peter 4:11If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
11 Luke 19:38“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
12 Matthew 16:13-1613 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, theSon of the living God.”
13 Matthew 16:17-2017 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be e loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.
14 Matthew 16:21a21 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, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed…
15 Matthew 16:21b-2321b 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 toyou!”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 things of God, but the things of men.”
16 John 12:23-2423 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only asingle seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
17 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me John 7:7The world cannot hate you,but it hates mebecause I testify that what it does is evil.
18 2 Timothy 7:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,a workman who does not need to be ashamedand who correctly handles the word of truth.
19 1 Timothy 6:12 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal lifeto which you were calledwhen you made your good confessionin the presence of many witnesses.
20 Romans 12:1-21 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
21 1 Timothy 6:12 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal lifeto which you were calledwhen you made your good confessionin the presence of many witnesses.