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Scripture Reading: Mark 1:9-15 NIV

God often uses the Wilderness to be a place of testing

Some Incredible people in the Bible spent time in the Wilderness:

“He was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels attended him.” Mark 1:13

In the wilderness, the temptation is to take shortcuts, to avoid struggle, to find the easy way out.

In the wilderness, the temptation is to listen to voices that would lead us away from God.

In the wilderness, the temptation is to substitute “stuff” in the place of God to make us feel better.

In the wilderness, the temptation is to give up – the challenge is to persevere.

So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 1 Cor. 15:45-47

“’The time has come,’ He said. ‘The Kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!’” Mark 1:15

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