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To be hated for Jesus’ sake is truly a privilege.

BibleGateway: Mark 13:1-13

ESV Text: Mark 13:1-13

KJV Text:

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     1 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! 2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

     5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: 6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. 8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. 9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. 10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations. 11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. 12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. 13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.(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!