Jesus, the Truly Human One - Matthew 4v1-11

After Jesus' baptism in the Jordan, the Spirit leads Jesus into the wilderness to be tested by the satan. What on earth is this story about? Is it Jesus' teaching us how to beat the satan? In part, yes, but this story is so much more. Jesus is the truly human one who doesn't give into the inhumanity that we all give into. Jesus has come to do and be the human that you and I perpetually fail to be. As the truly human one and the true God and King of the cosmos, Jesus defeats the satan and evil and invites us to turn to him and his good news - the kingdom of God is here and on offer to you and me.