JesusJesus is the Messiah whose life, death, and resurrection are God's saving act for humanity More speaks about his passionPassion is the theological term used to describe Jesus' suffering prior to and including his crucifixion. The Passion Narrative (the portions of the Gospels that tell of the Last Supper, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus) are often read in church during Holy Week. More and resurrection again. After this, he explains that the life of a discipleA disciple is a person who accepts and follows the pronouncements of a teacher. Jesus chose twelve disciples (also called "apostles" in some of the Gospels) to follow him and bear witness to his message Anyone who (like them) follows Jesus is engaged in Christian... More is a life of a servant.
The setting for the third announcement is on the road, going up to Jerusalem. This announcement is the most detailed of the three that Jesus gives in the second major section of Mark. It includes eight future-tense verbs describing what awaits Jesus in Jerusalem (10:32-34). James and John misunderstand and ask for places of honor in his coming kingdom (10:35-40). The other disciples respond to them with indignation. Jesus responds by teaching that discipleship is to be understood in the paradox of “whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all” (10:43b-44). In Jesus they have the pattern of one who has come “not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many” (10:45).