Click to play, right-click to download: March 8, 2020 | Pastor John Bayles | Down the Mountain: Wait for Jesus to Arrive | Mark 9:14-29 Down the Mountain: Wait for Jesus to Arrive Mark 9:14–29. Jesus and His disciples are still in the region of Caesarea Philippi, the land of the Gentiles. They had been to the mountaintop, the “sacred mountain” (2Pet.1:17, 18), as Peter would later call it. They had seen the Lord transfigured and heard the voice of God. In contrast, now they were coming down from the mountaintop into a familiar world, a fallen world of sin, sickness, hopelessness and death. The contrast will continue to heighten as they are reunited with the other disciples who they find entangled in a great struggle with the Pharisees and the people. The disciples have no power or remedy for what they are facing – until Jesus arrives. This is the key to the passage and to all of life for believers. Wait for Jesus to arrive!