Mark 8 Devotional Commentary

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Mark 8:31

Simon Peter was the apostle who proclaimed, "You are the Christ." This positive declaration of Jesus' Messiah-hood is recorded in each of the Gospels. In Luke, the Lord Jesus is acknowledged as "the Christ of God," while John's Gospel records Peter as saying: "We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God."


Mark 8:34

When Jesus summoned the crowd to come and listen to Him and made His astonishing demand... that anyone who wanted to follow Him was to deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow Him... we find that this requirement was recorded immediately after Peter had pronounced his divine revelation from God.

Peter had just confessed, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God," following which, read more...