Who do you want to be in the next 5 years? 10 years? Do you want to be the loving spouse, parent, or grandparent that you grew up with? What about with money? Do you want to be the kind of person who could give money away generously when it’s needed? If so, how would you become like that? As we begin our 4 week series on Jesus’ temptations in the desert, we find that where we want to go is also the way to get there. Jesus is tempted to not believe that is true. He has come to go to the cross, and dodging that reality in the earliest days of his ministry would completely call that plan into jeopardy. He has to learn how suffer, and trust in his Father in the beginning, if he’s going to go all the way to the end. And so do we. Listen in to this opening sermon, as we explore why this was crucial for Jesus, and why it’s crucial for us as his people.