The Necessity of the Messiah Servant
Why did Jesus have to die? In Mark 8 Jesus tells his followers that "the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed." Why the necessity of the death of the Messiah? By exploring the Old Testament background of the Gospel of Mark we try and answer this important question and see its relevance for our lives.