September, 27 2020
Over the past two weeks we have seen God’s Spirit at work in creation and in re-creation or restoration of His people. But there is so much more. The Spirit of God also works in us to refine our faith, strengthen us or mature us in Jesus Christ. This week we turn our attention to the iconic passage of Jesus’ wilderness time which follows His baptism. It’s a familiar story to many but can we read it with new eyes and see some new truths to learn? This too is the work of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth. There are a few different things happening in this passage and Jesus’ victory over temptation also has far reaching implications for His continued ministry and for me today. As we gather on Sunday for “One Spirit: Refiner” and open up Matthew 4.1-11, let’s also be open to learning together.