If you ask people the question, "Why did Jesus die?" you'll get many different answers. Especially in our culture, it's common for people to think of Jesus' death on the cross as an example of sacrificial love. But to see it as a substitutionary sacrifice for sin on our behalf is increasingly rejected. But what did Jesus himself think about his death? Is it possible to find out? In this passage, and for the rest of the gospel of Mark, we will take a look at what Jesus said and taught about his death, and see how he was not just our example, but our substitute.