In this sermon, Wesley Fredericks paints a vivid picture of Jesus' inauguration through baptism and His victory over temptation. Like a brave knight stepping onto the battlefield, Jesus embraced His Father's mission by wading into Jordan's waters, signaling His commitment to the ultimate quest for our hearts. He faced the foe in the wilderness, not with sword and shield but with the Holy Word, showing us that true nourishment comes not from bread, but from every divine utterance. Let’s stride bravely like Jesus, feasting on the Bible, and standing firm against adversity with a shield of faith shimmering with His living Gospel.
Brothers and sisters, let’s embark on this wondrous adventure, armed with the Sword of the Spirit, and wearing the breastplate of His righteousness. As Jesus emerged from the waters, anointed by the Spirit, and cherished by the Father, may we too immerse ourselves in His teachings, bathe in His light, and emerge as His champions. Follow Him, lean on His everlasting words, and find in His good news the peace that surpasses all understanding.