Mark 8:1–38 - Pharisaism and Discipleship
What You Need to Understand about Taking Up Your Cross
What does Jesus mean when he calls his disciples to take up their cross (Mark 8:34-38)? This article explains that cross-bearing is sharing in the suffering of Jesus.
The Sign of Jonah
The Coming of the Son of Man in Mark's Gospel
This article argues that the Gospel of Mark’s sayings on the coming of the Son of Man (Mark 8:38, Mark 13:24-27, and Mark 14:62) refer to the return of Jesus. This is argued against the view of R. T. France and N. T. Wright according to whom these sayings call attention to the vision of Daniel 7:9-14.
The Markan Narrative's Use of the Old Greek Text of Jeremiah to Explain Israel's Obduracy
This article suggests that a close reading of the Septuagint translation of Jeremiah reveals that his prophetic message influences the way Mark portrays Jesus’ words and deeds.
Mark 8:27-9:1 – The Divine Necessity
For the Lord Jesus, there was one necessity that controlled his life. This article, an exposition of Mark 8:27–Mark 9:1, shows what it meant for Christ to do the will of God, and what Christian discipleship today is all about.
The Miracle of Christ: Healing in Stages
The Hopeful Parent & Teacher
Mark 8:35 - Saving and Losing
Looking at Mark 8:35, this article shows that gaining life occurs through trusting in Christ for salvation and bearing the cross because of Him.