Jesus had a formidable task in reorienting the minds of His disciples away from their preconceived, culturally taught concepts of Messiah to His own knowledge of the truth. While they thought that the establishment of the Kingdom would mean a political deliverance for Israel by the Davidic heir and miracle worker Jesus, He had to teach them of the immanent death of the King. Today, Christian educators face the same problem as their Lord--how to introduce and teach ideas foreign to the thinking of their followers. Jesus knew perfectly the methodology for such an attempt and executed it flawlessly. Modern man is in dire need of such a teacher.