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10. Temptation by the Fundamentalists and the Modernists
1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked Him to show them a sign out of heaven.
2 But He answered and said to them, When evening falls, you say, There will be fair weather, for the sky is red;
3 And in the morning, It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and gloomy. The face of the sky you know how to discern, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.
4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it, except the sign of Jonah. And He left them and went away.
5 And when the disciples came to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.
6 And Jesus said to them, Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
7 But they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we did not take bread.
8 And Jesus, knowing it, said, Why are you reasoning among yourselves, you of little faith, because you have no bread?
9 Do you not yet understand nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand and how many handbaskets you took up?
10 Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many baskets you took up?
11 How is it that you do not understand that it was not about bread that I spoke to you? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
12 Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
D. The Path of Rejection
16:13 -- 23:39
1. Before Going to Judea
a. The Revelation of Christ and the Church
13 Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of Man is?
14 And they said, Some, John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.
15 He said to them, But you, who do you say that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in the heavens.
18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
19 I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in the heavens.
20 Then He charged the disciples not to tell anyone that He was the Christ.
b. The First Unveiling of the Crucifixion and Resurrection
21 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 on the third day be raised.
22 And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, God be merciful to You, Lord! This shall by no means happen to You!
23 But He turned and said to Peter, Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me, for you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of men.
24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone wants to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.
25 For whoever wants to save his soul-life shall lose it; but whoever loses his soul-life for My sake shall find it.
26 For what shall a man be profited if he gains the whole world, but forfeits his soul-life? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul-life?
27 For the Son of Man is to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will repay each man according to his doings.
c. Transfiguration in the Miniature of the Kingdom
28 Truly I say to you, There are some of those standing here who shall by no means taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.