We have noticed over the past few chapters that the Gospel of Mark is showing the glory of Jesus to the audience. We are to have a grander view of Jesus and his splendor as his disciples. But from the middle of chapter 9 through chapter 13 we are not only continuing to see the glory of Jesus but we are challenged to count the cost of following Jesus. Discipleship is a very important theme in this gospel and now we are taught to consider the cost to follow Jesus.
Difficulties Still (9:30-32)
Jesus continues to tell his disciples an important message. “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” But you will notice that nothing has changed in the heart of his disciples…
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