Christ in the Bible: Markís Gospel

Christ in Markís *Gospel

An EasyEnglish Bible Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Mark

Keith Simons

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Mark chapter 8

Troubles for the Christ

Verses 31-33

Isaiah chapter 53 explains the things that the Christ would do. There would be many troubles for him. The leaders would be against him. They would cause his death.

These things would happen because the Christ was Godís servant. He did nothing that was wrong. But everybody else has done wrong things against God. God sent the Christ so that he could *forgive people.

Peter was angry when Jesus told him about these things. Peter wanted Jesus to be a great king. Peter certainly did not want Jesus to have all those troubles. Jesusí troubles would be Peterís troubles too; and Peter knew it.

So Peter tried to stop Jesus. But it was *Satan who did not want Jesus to do these things. It was *Satan who wanted Jesus not to obey God.

The idea that the Christ would do these things was a problem for many people (1 Corinthians 1:18-25). Some people said that it was a foolís idea. Instead, they wanted God to do powerful things. Or they wanted God to show how clever he is. But this was not a foolís idea; it was Godís idea. God himself had decided how the Christ would die. It was the only way that God could save his people.

Jesus also said that the Christ would become alive again. In the end, the Christ would rule as Godís king. The *disciples did not understand this yet (Mark 9:9-10).

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