Week 26 8/21/2016
Title of drawing: "What No One Else Could Do" (Genesis 3; Matthew 4; Luke 4)
Jesus does what no one else can do. He takes what we've lost and he wins it back. By our own efforts, we can never get back the life and the relationship with God that Adam and Eve lost in the garden of Eden. The lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life were too much to resist when Satan successfully cast doubt on God's goodness back in that garden. With this drawing I'm attempting to convey a parallel that I hope you can see in the position of Christ and in the position of Adam from week three of this series. Jesus leaves paradise and goes back to the very beginning to do what Adam and Eve couldn't. He overcomes the lust of the eyes by choosing our Heavenly Father's word over providing food for himself. He overcomes the lust of the flesh by choosing to submit to the Father's plan rather than doing what ever it takes to gain authority over kingdoms. And he overcomes the pride of life by choosing God's will rather than manipulating circumstances to fit his desires. Starting with the fall and ending with the cross and resurrection Jesus truly is our rescuer.
View the time lapse video HERE.
Listen to the sermon HERE.