To help fix this passage I have chosen Shackleton’s epic Endurance expedition as a story line. You can alter it to fit any translation you prefer. This is an example of how to use strong story lines to help memorise scripture. Once you get the idea you might find choosing and developing your own memory hook story is more successful than using mine.
‘“If anyone wishes to come after me,
WISH1 Come after
Shackleton’s advertisment for crew. “if anyone wishes to come after me ”
he must deny himself
He must deny himself “…. ( Shackleton and cook) hot cup of tea – give it to crew
take up his cross and
Take up wooden mast for fire wood supply
35 For whoever wishes
his life will lose it
(Four horse wish)
for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.
Reverse words : LUCY LIFEBOAT SAVE
36 For what does it profit a man
the whole world
forfeit his soul?
THEATRE LECTURE post expedition
Run on 4 Watt light bulbs
A crew member gains the whole world’s attention on lecture circuit after being rescued. But when he exaggerates he has four fits and die on the stage !
37 For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Crowds of men leaving the theatre give a four watt light bulb in exchange for their shoes ( sole)