The Pharisees and Sadducees in Magdala ask Jesus for a sign. He tells them He will give them “the sign of Jonah.” Later on, when Jesus is alone with His disciples, He asks them who they suppose that He is. Peter says that Jesus is the Messiah and receives a high compliment from His Lord. Then for the first time, Jesus reveals to His disciples that the Messiah will be crucified. Peter emphatically rejects this possibility and Jesus rebukes Peter in strong terms, before telling His disciples that the path to life is losing it for His sake. He promises them that if they do this they will receive great praise in the life to come.