“…Began To Rebuke Him”

September 11, 2017

“…Began To Rebuke Him”

Blessings folk!

Jesus had asked the disciples to tell Him who the people said He was.

Jesus then warned the disciple to tell no one about Him.

Now, read the next two verses…

Mar 8:31-32

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

And He was stating the matter plainly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.

Jesus told them what was to happen to Him.
He must suffer many things
He must be rejected by the religious leadership…
- the elders
- the chief priests
- the scribes
He must be killed.
He must arise again (from death) after days.

I like how blunt Mark is.
“He was stating the matter plainly.”
No parables.
No examples from nature.
No subtlety.


What was the response of the disciples?

In Mark’s account we see that Peter took Jesus aside.
Peter then rebuked Jesus.

Matthew tells us what Peter said.

Mat 16:22
Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying,
“God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You.”

Mat 16:22 (KJV)
Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying,
Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

Peter said “Lord! No!”

If He is truly Lord, can we…do we…say no?

Sadly we do.
Peter did.

Wait until you see how the Lord responds.

For today, if He be Lord, then yes is the response!

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