11.02.02 Mk. 9:30-32 (See also Mt. 17:22-23; Lk. 9:43b-45) Galilee
DEATH PREDICTED AGAIN
30 Then they left that place and made their way through Galilee, but He did not want anyone to know it. 31 For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill Him, and after He is killed, He will rise three days later.” 32 But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.
Jesus again spoke of His coming death and resurrection.  Even though He was very clear about this issue, the disciples still failed to understand. They must have questioned how it could be possible that the Messiah would die, especially Jesus, the One who healed the sick and raised the dead. The thought of His death was completely illogical.
Yet, it was not until after His resurrection that the purpose of the crucifixion began to make sense. The Apostle Paul’s most distinctive doctrines are expositions of the meaning of two great facts – the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus and the mission of the Spirit by the glorified Redeemer. It is obvious that these incredible details could not be fully explained by Jesus personally, as they had not yet taken place. However, to suppress the inspired explanation of them would be to extinguish the light of the gospel and rob Christ Jesus of His crowning glory.
. The first time Jesus predicted His death was in Mt. 16:21-28; Mk. 8:31-35, and Lk. 9:21-27. The second time was in Mt. 17:22-23; Mk. 9:30-32 and Lk. 9:44-45. And the third time was in Mt. 20:17-19; Mk. 10:32-34 and Lk. 18:31-34.