bondlaserbits“Do you expect me to talk?” [asks Sean Connery’s James Bond to the villain Goldfinger in the movie of the same name, as he lies strapped to an operating table with a gold laser beam heading menacingly towards his privates]

“No, Mister Bond, I expect you to die.”

A classic Bond moment, and a similar statement is being made in today’s Mark passage.

Except this time, it is no Bond villain, but our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who is calling us to do the same.

Can this be?

Join me as I take a look at Mark 8.27-38

[For the next passage in Mark on Figuring out the Trance, click here]