Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.”
But when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
`If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.
Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”
Nothing outside a man can make him ‘unclean’ by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him ‘unclean.’
Jesus did not let him [the man from whom he had cast out demons] come with him, but said, “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.