Jesus tries to tell his friends something

An EasyEnglish Story Unit (AEE) from Matthew’s Good News

Joyce Ferrie



Jesus tried to tell his friends what was going to happen soon.

He told them that he would be killed.


 He told them that on the third day he would come back to life.

Peter said, “No Lord, this shall never happen to you.”

Jesus said, “You are not being any help to me.

You are not thinking of what God has planned but of what you want.”


Then Jesus said, “If you want to follow me, you must be ready to suffer.

It will be hard.

Anyone who gives up his own way of living for my way

will find new life in me.

What good is it if a man gets all he wants in the world but loses his soul?

What can you exchange for your soul?

When I return in my Father’s glory with his angels,

I will reward everyone for what he has done for me.”



Matthew 16:21-27.



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June 2009

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