The Demand for a Sign
1The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.
The Yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees 5When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread.
7They discussed this among themselves and said, “It is because we didn’t bring any bread.”
8Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked,
12Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah
13When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples,
14They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
16Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
20Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
Jesus Predicts His Death 21From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
22Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
23Jesus turned and said to Peter,