The time was coming closer for Jesus to be taken to heaven. So he was determined to go to Jerusalem.
He sent messengers ahead of him. They went into a Samaritan village to arrange a place for him to stay.
But the people didn't welcome him, because he was on his way to Jerusalem.
James and John, his disciples, saw this. They asked, "Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?"
But he turned and corrected them.
So they went to another village.
As they were walking along the road, a man said to Jesus, "I'll follow you wherever you go."
Jesus told him, "Foxes have holes, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to sleep."
He told another man, "Follow me!" But the man said, "Sir, first let me go to bury my father."
But Jesus told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. You must go everywhere and tell about the kingdom of God."
Another said, "I'll follow you, sir, but first let me tell my family goodbye."
Jesus said to him, "Whoever starts to plow and looks back is not fit for the kingdom of God."