Today, we are going to see Jesus continue to clarify for his disciples what he began last week, that Jesus IS the messiah. We will also look at suffering from a different perspective. It was the crucible of suffering that God's greatest demonstration of love was shown; as Jesus went to the cross and suffered torture and torment so that our sin could be taken away. We will find that we need to change our theology on suffering, because this is where we learn our weaknesses and learn greater dependence on God. We need to pursue Jesus in the midst of trials and suffering as He has the wisdom, answers, and strength we need to overcome it. It is through our suffering that we are created to be more like Jesus.