In our passage for today (Mark 8.1-21) we find three responses to Jesus from three different groups—The Gentiles, The Pharisees and Jesus’ Disciples. Surprisingly, the only positive response comes from the Gentiles in Mark 8:1-10. The second group to approach Jesus are the Pharisees. Already, we have seen their nefarious intentions for Jesus. They plot, oppose, accuse and here, they seek to trap the young preacher who’s causing such a stir! Verse 13 is haunting! It simply reads, “And he (Jesus) left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side.” Due to their lack of faith, the Pharisees missed Jesus. They came to trap and Jesus left! In my sermon today, I’ll be making the point that without radical faith, you’ll miss the King and His gospel. What is radical faith, and how does it differ from normal faith? What I’m arguing for here, is that our faith as Christians must be radical! Radical faith should be normal faith for Christians! Radical faith is the opposite of what’s seen by the Pharisees. They come to Jesus with their agenda and demands; they come with entitlement and without humility. Radical faith is desperate faith (Mark 7:25-26); it’s humble (Mark 5:22); it’s hopeful (Mark 5:27-28); it’s faith that follows after Jesus (Mark 1:17-18; 5:18). Radical faith doesn’t make conditions, but follows after Jesus unconditionally! May we be marked by radical faith!