Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.
References for Matthew 16:24
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.
What will it benefit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?
For the Son of Man is going to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will reward each according to what he has done.
I assure you: There are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."