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Jesus calls us to suffer and die for His sake.

BibleGateway: Mark 8:34-9:1

ESV Text: Mark 8:34-9:1

KJV Text:

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34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. 36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.(KJV)

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     1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 452:
The Son of God Goes Forth to War

— Organ Audio

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1. The Son of God goes forth to war 
A kingly crown to gain. 
His blood-red banner streams afar; 
Who follows in His train? 
Who best can drink His cup of woe, 
Triumphant over pain, 
Who patient bears his cross below– 
He follows in His train. 

2. The martyr first whose eagle eye 
Could pierce beyond the grave, 
Who saw His Master in the sky 
And called on Him to save. 
Like Him, with pardon on His tongue, 
In midst of mortal pain, 
He prayed for them that did the wrong– 
Who follows in his train? 

3. A glorious band, the chosen few, 
On whom the Spirit came, 
Twelve valiant saints; their hope they knew 
And mocked the cross and flame. 
They met the tyrant’s brandished steel, 
The lion’s gory mane; 
They bowed their necks the death to feel– 
Who follows in their train? 

4. A noble army, men and boys, 
The matron and the maid, 
Around the Savior’s throne rejoice, 
In robes of light arrayed. 
They climbed the steep ascent of heav’n 
Thro’ peril, toil, and pain. 
O God, to us may grace be giv’n 
To follow in their train!