We believe that Jesus is Immanuel or God with us. He is enters history to save his people from their sins. So, if Christ’s mission is to save his people from their sins then why is he wasting his time in the wilderness? Why would Christ spend this time being tempted rather than just go to the cross? How can these temptations be so essential for Christ’s mission? How can these temptations be essential for Christ’s mission to save his people from their sins?
We start a new series in the gospel of Mark. The gospel writers desire for us to learn about Jesus and to know that Jesus Christ is more than just a teacher or a wise man. So, as we consider this gospel story what does Mark want us to know about this Jesus?