Confessing the Christ
Passage: Mark 8:27–9:1
"Who do we perceive the Master to be? Do we domesticate Jesus merely as the 'Lord of the church,' the 'Lord of my personal prayers,' or the 'Lord of my family'? Or do we bow before him as the Lord of the universe, the Lord over political rulers and business leaders, the Lord over creation and his church, the Lord to whom we are to submit rather merely asking him to bless what we do?" —Hans F. Bayer, A Theology of Mark, 75.