With Mark 8:31-38


31And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

34And he called to him the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? 37For what can a man give in return for his life? 38For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”



Thanksgiving. Regret. Intercession. Plan.

Thanks. Regrets. Intercessions. Plans.

Every Sunday we launch a new adventure with Jesus.  It's called "T.R.I.P.s." Jesus invites us to follow Him.  Are you ready to take a trip with Jesus?  Here's how.

Read the text or story.  Think about the following questions:

 Discuss the following questions with family and friends at a special time and quiet place.

  • As you think about the text or story, can you think or a few things you are thankful for?
  • Do you feel any regrets?
  • Is there something that you need to step into with God and intercede, which means to pray for help for you and/or others?
  • After some thought about the text or story, is there something you plan to do or do differently?

Bring a friend.

Discuss the story and the questions with family and friend.