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22Now while they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men, 23and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up.” And they were exceedingly sorrowful.  

 

For the second time Jesus now drew attention to His coming death (16:21-23). 

17:22

Now while they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men,

Jesus forewarned His disciples that the current generation of Jews would betray Him. Judas was the main betrayer.

17:23

and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up.”

Although they would kill Jesus, He would rise on the third day.

And they were exceedingly sorrowful.

The disciples appear to have missed the point about the wonder of His resurrection.

PRINCIPLE:

We keep eternal values in view when we remember the power of the resurrection.

APPLICATION:

Sorrow often leads us to hear part of the story. Sometimes in our day-to-day lives we miss the wonder of the resurrection. Jesus’ death was only part of the story. Our primary future is with the Lord. Paul challenged a pastor to remember the resurrection:

Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel… 2 Ti 2:8

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