The temple simultaneously represents our own hearts, the church of Christ, and the whole earth. Jesus will cleanse and restore everything.
Jesus faced suffering resolutely because He found strength in drawing close to God. Jesus had been in God's presence in prayer. He knew Scriptures had to be fulfilled. It was His delight to do the Father's will.
Wealth makes a claim on your life; if your whole identity is tied to your wealth, you cannot give it up to become a disciple of Jesus.
Marriage is rooted in God's creation norms; in a world tainted by sin Jesus calls us to be faithful in marriage, persevering through challenges.
The transfiguration unveiled the nature of Christ's kingdom glory. In an age of unbelief we must act on our faith in the victory of Christ over all things.
Like the Pharisees Peter saw the issue of Christ's identity in man-centred terms. To follow Jesus means to deny our own interests and to prioritize His interests.
When Jesus visits the region of Tyre and Sidon in Mark 7 and 8 he goes from being in the midst of the Jews to being in the midst of the Gentiles. This is the foreshadowing of the future mission to the Gentiles and the anticipated renewal of Creation subject to our Lord Jesus Christ.