08 Mar On Purpose: the River, the Wilderness, and the Garden
Vintage Teachings: 5th Teaching of the “On Purpose” Series // David Mitchell // Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 4:1-11, Matthew 26:36-46, 2 Samuel 15
In this message, we look at how Jesus navigated and overcame temptation while standing confident in His identity as the Son of God. In the same way that God declared His love over Jesus after His baptism in Matthew 13, we are approved of and loved by our Father before we accomplish anything. It is from that place of approval that we must live. God alone defines who we are. In our journey with Jesus, the river is where we choose His voice over ours, the wilderness is where we choose His kingdom over ours, and the garden is where we lay down our will and choose His. Surrendering all to Jesus is where life begins.