Jesus presence, message and the beginning of his ministry inaugurate the Kingdom of God in a way never before experienced on earth. Not only is Jesus calling for repentance, he is inviting us to participate in the Kingdom of God in an extraordinary way.
We see Jesus begin his ministry as he’s going to finish. His message and the obedience we see in the first disciples show us God’s purpose and how follows are called to gathering those who are lost.
In Matthew 4, Jesus is led into the wilderness to experience what we all experience, temptation. Immediately after being baptized, Jesus is tempted by the devil. Satan uses familiar techniques in tempting Jesus; He perverts the Word of God and calls Jesus sonship into question. However, Jesus proves himself as the faithful Son of God.