Seeing Jesus Clearly
Mark 8:22-33

As Jesus continues to heal the afflicted, the Gospel builds momentum until He comes to this all important question, "who do you say that I am?" What happens next is one of Peter's best and worst moments in the same conversation.

Mark 8
  1. And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
  2. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
  3. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
  4. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
  5. And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.
  6. And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?
  7. And they answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.
  8. And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.
  9. And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.
  10. And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
  11. And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
  12. But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.