Mark 8

Mark 8

Mark 8:11-12 NIV

[11] The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. [12] He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.”

People who don’t believe are still asking for a sign today. Just like the Pharisees they wouldn’t believe a sign if they saw it. Truly blessed are those that believe without seeing a sign.

Mark 8:18 NIV

[18] Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember?

Are you receptive to what the lord wants to tell you?  Do you take time each day to listen to what the lord has to say?

Mark 8:29 NIV

[29] “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”

This is the question that everyone must answer: who is Jesus of Nazareth?  What is your answer?

Mark 8:34-35 NIV

[34] Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. [35] For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.

Taking up the cross in those days meant to struggle and die in a horrible manner.  What area of your life do you struggle to submit to Jesus?