Matthew, Mark, Luke & John: Session 4

            In this study, we will cover the controversial ministry of John The Baptist, where we're introduced to the polarizing Pharisees & Sadducees, the doctrine of trees without fruit, the destiny of wheat & chaff and the doctrine of baptism (rebirth) in the Holy Spirit. Then we will be introduced to Jesus as an adult as he surprises John by requesting to be baptized. John didn't understand, but Jesus was fulfilling prophecy by placing himself among human transgressors, positioning Himself before His Father as one of us, a "Son Of Man". As soon as Jesus took this position, God proclaimed audibly, "This is My Son, in Whom I am well pleased." So with that statement, the Father judicially announced to the human race His own approval of Jesus taking upon the office of duel ambassador between God and the human race. Jesus represents us to His Father while representing His Father to us. To seal the deal, the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus before He went out into the wilderness for 40 days. It was there that Satan attempted to drive Jesus away from his mission to the cross.

1 Hour 18 Minutes
May 6, 2009

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Old Testament Prophesies Of The Coming Messiah That Were Well Known In Jesus' Day.Isaiah 40:3-5    Malachi 3:1-4    Malachi 4:1-5
The Appearing Of John The Baptist.Matthew 3:1-6Mark 1:2-6Luke 3:1-6
John's Testimony: The One Crying Out In The Wilderness.John 1:19-24
Introduction To The Pharisees & Sadducees / Trees Without Fruit.Matthew 3:7-10Luke 3:7-9
John's Description Of Behavior That's Consistent With Repentance.Luke 3:10-15
The Destiny Of Wheat & Chaff / The Introduction To Baptism (Rebirth) In The Holy Spirit.Matthew 3:11-12Mark 1:7-8Luke 3:16-17John 1:24-28
Luke Jumps Outside The Narrative To Forewarn The Reader Of John's Later Imprisonment.Luke 3:18-20Matthew 14:3-4
Jesus Shows Up To One Of John's Sermons.John 1:29-31
Jesus Asks For A Baptism Among The Transgressors.Matthew 3:13-15Mark 1:9Isaiah 53:12
Beginning Jesus' Ministry: Commemorated By A Man, The Holy Spirit And His Holy Father.Matthew 3:16-17Mark 1:10-11Luke 3:21-22
John's Testimony Of What He Saw.John 1:32-34
The Holy Spirit Drives Jesus Into The Wilderness / A Quick Overview Of Satan's Resume.Matthew 4:1-2Mark 1:12-13Luke 4:1-2
Satan Tempts Jesus With Pride And Hunger.Matthew 4:3-4Luke 4:3-4Ephesians 6:17
Satan Tempts Jesus With Fear And Exhaustion.Matthew 4:5-7Luke 4:9-12
Satan Tempts Jesus With Great Political Power And The Longing To End Human Suffering.Matthew 4:8-10Luke 4:5-8
Upon Jesus' Command, Satan Flees.Matthew 4:11Luke 4:13