I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; the things you don't allow on earth will be the things that God does not allow, and the things you allow on earth will be the things that God allows."
Then Jesus warned his followers not to tell anyone he was the Christ.
From that time on Jesus began telling his followers that he must go to Jerusalem, where the older Jewish leaders, the leading priests, and the teachers of the law would make him suffer many things. He told them he must be killed and then be raised from the dead on the third day.
Peter took Jesus aside and told him not to talk like that. He said, "God save you from those things, Lord! Those things will never happen to you!"
Then Jesus said to Peter, "Go away from me, Satan! You are not helping me! You don't care about the things of God, but only about the things people think are important."
Then Jesus said to his followers, "If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives to follow me.
Those who want to save their lives will give up true life, and those who give up their lives for me will have true life.
It is worth nothing for them to have the whole world if they lose their souls. They could never pay enough to buy back their souls.
The Son of Man will come again with his Father's glory and with his angels. At that time, he will reward them for what they have done.
I tell you the truth, some people standing here will see the Son of Man coming with his kingdom before they die."