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Live Wide Awake: Wilderness


We are in a new Summer Series from Laura Degroot’s book: Live Wide Awake


Wilderness of Judea Wilderness
Ps 42, 63; Is 40; Matt 4

We are nearing the halfway point of our summer and our summer series from Live Wide Awake!  Once again, I am excited to bring a message from this series this Sunday entitled, Wilderness.  It comes from Chapter 6, God Can Do Anything You Know.  

Scripture is filled with references to Wilderness/Desert (over 300 times).  This weekend we will learn the Hebrew and Greek words for this reality which is spoken of literally and metaphorically often in the Bible.  It is the stuff of Hebrew poetry and songs.  It is the space and place where God shapes the identity of his people.  This was true for the Israelites and for Jesus, and many others mentioned in the Bible.  

Have you had a ‘wilderness’ experience in your life?  Are you perhaps currently in one?  How has God met you in the midst of those experiences?  How has God shaped your identity in Jesus through them?  

This is the ‘stuff’ of Sunday’s message.  Looking forward to ‘meeting you’ in some time in God’s word.  In preparation for Sunday, take a look at Psalm 42, Psalm 63, Isaiah 40, and the temptation story of Jesus in the wilderness. 

Grace and Peace to you in the name of Jesus,
Pastor Mark