Mark 8:27-38
Who Do People Say That I Am?

The key question in the Gospel of Mark has to do with the identity of Jesus – Who is Jesus is the crux of the matter! Jesus asks this question specifically when he asks his disciples “Who do you say that I am?” Peter gets it right when he answers, “You are the Christ!” The challenge for the disciples (and us) is to understand and live out the truth of the matter that Jesus is the Messiah. In the words of Jesus it is phrased “Deny yourself and take up your cross” which means “don’t live for yourself but live in love for others.” This is the challenge that we face as we live out our lives.