Why Must We Carry a Cross? (Mark 8:27-9:1)

Who do people say that I am? It is the question that Jesus asks his disciples as they are going to villages of Caesarea Philippi in Mark 8:27. Who do people say that I am? Think about answering that question today. Who do people today say that Jesus is? I think we would get all kinds of different answers. Some would say that Jesus amounts to nothing more than a religious teacher. Some would say he is a good person like Ghandi or Mother Teresa. Some would say that he was a prophet. Even the answers about who Jesus is differs in the religious world. Mormons say Jesus is the product of a physical union between God and Mary. Jehovah’s Witnesses say Jesus is an exalted created being like Michael the archangel.

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