Off and Running
On Your Mark – Baptism (1.9-11)
- God the Son accepts His mission and establishes a symbol.
- God the Spirit comes upon Christ for the ministry ahead.
- God the Father expresses to Him His pleasure in Him.
Get Set – Desert (1.12-13)
- At times, the desert is exactly where God wants us.
- In the desert, there is thirst, hunger, loneliness, and weariness.
- In the desert, temptation and danger lurk everywhere.
- In the desert, you are not alone.
Go – Preaching (1.14-15)
- Jesus’ Proclamation: the kingdom of God is at hand.
- Gospel: His righteousness for our forgiveness, peace, deliverance and healing through His death and resurrection.
- Our response: repent and trust.