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Open your Bible to the ninth chapter of Mark's gospel...Mark's gospel, chapter 9. We're going to be looking at verses 2 through 8, this morning. Peter's confession, you remember, was the high point of chapter 8. That confession in verse 29 where he says, "You are the Christ," that confession is also recorded in Matthew and Luke. And the full confession that he made on behalf of all the followers of Jesus was, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

That is the apex of Mark's gospel. That is the midpoint of Mark's gospel. Everything leads up to this, everything flows down from this. To acknowledge Jesus to be the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God is to make the right judgment concerning Him. Peter made that judgment not for himself only, but for all the Apostles and all the disciples who were followers of Christ. What Peter said there is verified in the passage before us. Peter said it by faith, he will now see it by sight....

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