In this message, John continues our series in Mark - The Call of Discipleship. John takes us through Mark 8:31-33, Genesis, and Hebrews to reveal God's ultimate plan. God declares the beginning and the end and He alone will cause it to come to pass. Hebrews tells us that the cross was the joy set before Jesus. That is entirely strange unless it is connected to God's ultimate plan of redemption and love for the world. The cross is death, but on the other side of the cross is glory and life. God's plan and man's plan usually don't align, yet, because of God's goodness, we can confidently walk by faith, trusting that His ways are greater and will be for our joy.