Jesus sets his face to journey to Jerusalem. Why? Because he knows what he came to do, and he intends to do it.
Jesus follows up the Sermon on the Mount with two encounters with people that were very much different and yet very much alike. The end result? Jesus breaks social and religious boundaries in order to show mercy, and prove that he has the power to overcome death.
Peter writes that we are to arm ourselves with the same attitude of Christ when it comes to suffering – that we would rather suffer than sin.
When the Pharisees approach Jesus, they ask him to do a magic trick. And he replies with, "Like Jonah was dead (in the belly of a fish) for three days and then rose again (came back to land alive), so the Son of Man will be resurrected." What else does the story of Jonah have to say about Jesus' life and ministry, death and resurrection?