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Mark 8 - NIV

27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”

28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”

29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”

30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.

Jesus Predicts His Death

31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.

32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

The Way of the Cross

34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

35 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.


a. Mark 8:35 The Greek word means either life or soul; also in verses 36 and 37.

Sermons on Mark 8 More sermons: Mark 8

Brian Bill avatar
Getting it Right and Wrong
Shared by: Brian Bill on Jan, 2017
Summary: Peter got it right when he confessed who Christ is, but got it wrong when he tried to keep him from the cross.
Scripture: Mark 8:27-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 77
Dean Courtier avatar
The cost of discipleship: Following the way of the Cross
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Nov, 2016
Summary: The cost of being a disciple and what it means to Follow The Way of The Cross. May each of us willing follow the way of the cross.
William R. Nabaza avatar
Save your life by saving it in GODs Presence
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD called us not to believe only but to suffer for His Name's sake and if we try to avoid or save ourselves from trials, persecutions and sufferings here on earth, we will not be saved (advance) in our spiritual life.
Bill Walker avatar
Shared by: Bill Walker on Oct, 2016
Summary: A look at what might very well be the most important question and statement in all the Bible.
John Gullick avatar
compassion - compassion - compassion
Shared by: John Gullick on Jul, 2016
Summary: A sermon that looks at Jesus compassion and how the believer can also exress compassion.
Curtis E. Nester avatar
Not a Fan But a Follower
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus has many casual fans, but He asked us to take up our cross and be a follower. It costs something to be a true disciple.
Rev. Brian Warden avatar
Who do people say that I am?
Shared by: Rev. Brian Warden on May, 2016
Summary: The Lord asks us a question about who we think He is, and the Bible tells us who he is.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 8:27-29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 494
David Radcliff avatar
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Choosing God over the world.
Scripture: Mark 8:34-38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 169
Dean Courtier avatar
Called to Commitment
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Mar, 2016
Summary: True discipleship involves our deep commitment to our Lord and Saviour, allowing His life to infuse our own, so that we become more like Him. Are you fully committed to following the commands and precepts of our Lord and Saviour?
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Mark 8:34-38
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,330
Tim Smith avatar
The Call of the Cross
Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
Summary: the cross is not just a symbol we look to or place our faith in. It’s not just what Jesus did for us. It is what Jesus invites us to. It is a way of life for those following Jesus.
Scripture: Mark 8:34-38
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 429
James Hickman avatar
Disputed Question
Shared by: James Hickman on Jan, 2016
Summary: A simple answer to the question "Who is Jesus?" The intent is to get people to thinking and talking about Jesus.
David Henderson avatar
Take up your Cross
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: A cross is much more than a piece of jewelry.
Scripture: Mark 8:34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 261
S. H. Mathews avatar
Treasuring Christ Above All Things
Shared by: S. H. Mathews on Dec, 2015
Summary: This expository sermon explores Peter's "great confession" and Jesus' transfiguration to place Christian spirituality into biblical perspective.
Scripture: Mark 8:27-9:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 418
Mike Dankson avatar
What does it mean to be a
Shared by: Mike Dankson on Oct, 2015
Summary: This sermon is intended to offer clarity on the subject of Salvation and the basics of making a decision to follow Christ. PLEASE RATE
Jeffrey Payne avatar
Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up?
Shared by: Jeffrey Payne on Sep, 2015
Summary: Introduction to "Discovering Jesus," a series exploring the life of Christ from the book of Mark.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 8:27-33
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 597
Gerald Roberts avatar
"We have taken him off the cross"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Sep, 2015
Summary: WE do not desire a cross because it means we suffer. The Christ on the cross is an image of suffering, image of surrender, an image of servant hood, and the cross of Christ is an image of sufficiency.
Scripture: Mark 8:34
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 496
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"This Scripture Is Scandalous"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Sep, 2015
Summary: A sermon about the REAL JESUS.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 8:27-38
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 266
Craig Condon avatar
The Key to Happiness and Eternal Life
Shared by: Craig Condon on Sep, 2015
Summary: Our attitude as children of God must centre on a life that is lived in him. In return for his sacrifice we need to make good use of the opportunities Christ sends our way.
Scripture: Mark 8:27-38
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 147
Scott Bradford avatar
Who Do You Say that i Am?
Shared by: Scott Bradford on Aug, 2015
Summary: This message (not a complete manuscript) wrestles with the question that Jesus asked His disciples but also places it in the context of where it was asked?
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
Follow Me
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Aug, 2015
Summary: If we want to enjoy inner peace that surpasses all understanding, we need to follow Jesus
Scripture: Mark 8:31-38
Views: 442
David Henderson avatar
"Fan of Follower?"
Shared by: David Henderson on Jun, 2015
Summary: There are two groups and we have to decide which one we are going to be. There are fans and there are followers. Here’s the difference. Fans only follow when you are popular. Once you make one wrong move they turn against you.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 8:31-38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 976
Tim Smith avatar
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2015
Summary: We’ve all experienced potholes in the road of life that either slow us down, delay our journey or sometimes totally disrupt it. Potholes are anything in life that keep us from moving forward.
Scripture: Mark 8:27-35
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,128
Greg Gordon avatar
An Ancient Christian Creed
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” - Mark 8:29 Christianity has been founded on statements of truth that were confessed. Here we see a statement that Peter the Apostle gives to Je .
Chris Beam avatar
Man’s Way or God’s Way
Shared by: Chris Beam on Apr, 2015
Summary: Jesus challenges his disciples, the crowd and us to surrender ourselves to what God has planned for us, rather than holding on to worldly things for our own comfort.
Scripture: Mark 8:31-9:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,037
Larry Turner avatar
Magnificent Seven
Shared by: Larry Turner on Apr, 2015
Summary: Jesus declared that we should take up our cross and follow him. His final seven statements from the cross helps to understand what He meant.
Monty Newton avatar
You Can't Walk with Jesus with Eyes Wide Shut
Shared by: Monty Newton on Mar, 2015
Summary: To walk with Jesus is to deny yourself, take up your cross and follow him.
James Webster avatar
Cost of Discipleship
Shared by: James Webster on Mar, 2015
Summary: Salvation is free but true Discipleship will cost us everything.
Michael Stark avatar
For Christ's Sake?
Shared by: Michael Stark on Mar, 2015
Summary: The life of the disciples must be lived for Christ's sake and not for the disciple's comfort.
Scripture: Mark 8:31-38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 269
Gordon McCulloch avatar
Suffering, carrying your cross and denying yourself.
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Mar, 2015
Summary: This sermon it is about suffering, and taking up our crosses, and denying ourselves, and loosing our lives. Where is the honour and hope and victory and glory in that one? Well you will be surprised!
Daniel Habben avatar
Heaven Is for Losers
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Mar, 2015
Summary: What does it mean that we are to deny ourselves?
Scripture: Mark 8:31-38
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 384