ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHAGEL CATHOLIC CHURCH THIRTEETH SUDAY I ORDIARY TIME 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Dear Parish Family, Matthew 16:25 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Matthew 16:25, NIV: "For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it." For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward. And in our current day, Christians are being persecuted—and executed—for their faith.… Some might think Jesus is playing word games with us here. Matthew 10:38-39 Becoming a follower of Jesus brings us to one of the greatest paradoxes that the world will ever know - the gospel is free and Jesus paid the ultimate price for all our sins with no catch, but to follow Jesus will cost you everything. Christ had … What a strange message this is to our ears. For whoever desires to save his life [psyche] will lose it, but whoever loses his life [psyche] for My sake will find it.” –Matthew 16:23-25 Peter and the … We must be willing to lose the temporal things of life, if need … Matthew 10:39. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." Luke 17:33 Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. But whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it. Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it - YouTube In simple terms when Jesus says whoever loses his life for my sake will find he is talking about following him rather than following after your own desires. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it!/Giving it all to Him! – Matthew 16:25. Jesus followed His call of death to self (“Take up your cross and follow Me”) with the gift of life in Christ: “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it” (Matthew 16:25-26). Luke 17:34 Matthew 16:25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. Whoever Loses His Life For My Sake Will Find It Author: Julie Published Date: September 27, 2020 “When I look at what I have lost in the past by being a JW, and what I will lose in the future by not being a JW, I am blown away and sad. Luke 9:24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. We do not have to worry about an invasion and a war not far away. This is covered in verse 24 of this section saying, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” But Jesus went on to say, “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” (verse 25 NKJV). Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:37-39 NIV The fact of the matter is that when you’re truly taking up your cross, you’re experiencing life. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man But Jesus is not playing with us. Change your actions. Bible in Basic English Because whoever has a desire to keep his life safe will have it taken from him; but whoever gives up his life because of me, will have it given back to him. The first LYL statement occurs at the beginning of Christ’s ministry. For whoever will save his life, shall lose it. “Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me, welcomes him who sent me. Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. The reward is worth the price. 25 For whoever would save his life[ a] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. In the larger context, Jesus had issued a call to discipleship — “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Also, principle applies not only to life itself, but anything we consider important in life. Whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it From that time Jesus began to show to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. 40 “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it" (Luke 17:32-33). Christ specifically told us, "Remember Lot's wife." Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward. We must lose our life to find it? For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? Desiring to hold onto our lives is no guarantee that we will. We like to think that doing what is right, loving people, helping everyone we can and not being a bad individual would sit well with the religious leaders, however, that was not the case here. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Matthew 16:25, ESV: "For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." Matthew 16:25 says: “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” This verse struck me the other day in a way it never had before. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. After saying, "Remember Lot's wife," Jesus then gives almost the same warning that He gave in our text, "Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it." Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." Dressed in blue in KC with Hector about 3 weeks ago now. AM, LEB, HCSB, WNT, ISV, NET, NASB, SAWYER, MOFFATT, COMMON, GOODSPEED, MNT 26 For y what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Indeed, of the 11 remaining disciples, only John lived to an old age. Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and for the gospel will save it. Whoever finds his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.” Explanation and Commentary of Matthew 16:25 Christians are blessed with the reality that they don’t have to worry about their life. Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. Rewards. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Or z what shall a man give in return for his soul? I am … For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? "Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. Faithful of our parishes in the USA, are privileged to be able to gather for worship in a safe place. If we genuinely love … But if one will go so far as to lose his life rather than deny the Lord, he will find what life really is (1 Timothy 6:19). “Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:39 The New Testament is filled with stories of early Christians who lost their lives because of their faith. "Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." In fact, Jesus Christ boldly declared, “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25, NASB). We face no persecutions. The main theme that seems to run through the readings for Mass today, is that it’s not easy to do God’s will. 25 For x whoever would save his life 7 will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 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