September 12, 2021 – 16th Sunday Pentecost
Mark 8:27-38 – The Scriptures alone reveal the person of Christ. And today we’ve arrive at a watershed passage–it is the hinge that turns the course of the gospel of Mark. It is Peter’s confession of who Christ is. This entire gospel was written with an urgency to reveal the true identity of Jesus Christ to Roman readers, but in chapter 8, most are still not sure who Jesus is. The crowds didn’t know who He was. For most, His identity as God in the flesh goes undetected. Up to this point in the gospel of Mark, the only title the disciples used of the Lord was “Teacher”. Yet as we approach 8:27, that all changes. From this point on, this gospel moves towards the crucifixion and resurrection. Jesus is no longer veiled nor vague–now the Lord is being very clear and direct with His men.
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