‘The road to His cross…and yours too’ (Mark 8:31-9:1)

Mark records the occasion at Caesarea Philippi when Jesus asked his disciples, ‘Who do you say that I am?’. In response, Peter said to Jesus, “You are the Christ’. In response to Peter’s confession, Mark 8:31-9:1 tells how Jesus explained to the disciples what kind of Christ (Messiah) he had come to be, and from that moment, Jesus set His eyes upon the cross and took the road that went to it. The harder road. The one that would end in death for Him. But more than that, He called His disciples to take that very same road.