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Luke 9:44 Jesus had appeared in glory on the mount of transfiguration. He healed the sick, raised the dead and even cast out demons. He gave to His followers power to work miracles as they preached the coming of God’s eternal kingdom; but, then, Jesus spoke some pretty remarkable words: “Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.” These words meant that Jesus would be turned over into the hands of His enemies and would be crucified for the sins of the world (cf. v. 31; 18:31-34 ; 24:46-47 ; Matt. 16:21; Mark 10:45; Isa. 53). At the time, Jesus’ disciples did not understand. Peter even rebuked Jesus, saying these things would never happen to Him (Matt. 16:22). These words of Jesus are no less important today. And, sad to say, people still don’t understand them. They become excited about following Jesus and doing mighty works in Jesus’ name. They look to establish Jesus’ kingdom here in this world. But they forget why it is that Jesus came – to suffe

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News, Pages 2 on 09/04/2013

Print Headline: Let this sink down into your ears!

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