Jesus knew what they were thinking. So he took a little child and had him stand beside him.
Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me. Whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. The one who is least among all of you is the one who is greatest."
John replied, "Master, we saw someone forcing demons out of a person by using the power and authority of your name. We tried to stop him because he was not one of us."
Jesus said to him, "Don't stop him! Whoever isn't against you is for you."
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."