A Biblical Theology of Wilderness

Lent 2022

The End of the Wilderness

April 10, 2022 • Dave Becker • Revelation 21:1—22:5

Revelation 21:1-22:5 // When we follow Jesus, the King of Peace, out of the wilderness, we anticipate our arrival in the new heavens and earth and the new city Jerusalem—the place where God dwells with man and our faith becomes sight.

The King of the Wilderness

April 3, 2022 • Drake Osborn • Matthew 4:1–11

Matthew 4:1-11 // All the hurts, pains, needs, and suffering of the wilderness world you feel? Jesus felt it too. Not only that, but he shows us the way out.

The Lament of the Wilderness

March 27, 2022 • Scott Rabine • Jeremiah 8:18—9:26

Jeremiah 8:18-9:26 // Lament is a part of the Christian experience as we traverse the wilderness of this world. The goal of lament isn’t to dwell on our situation but to draw us close to God as we seek him to answer our prayers.

The Provision of the Wilderness

March 20, 2022 • Drake Osborn • Exodus 16

Exodus 16:1-36 // When we face need in the wilderness of life, we are prone to grumbling, where we forget God's faithful past, distort our true need, place the blame on others, and mistrust God's instructions. But through Christ, God provides by hearing us in our sin, meeting our daily need, teaching us to rest, and holding our future forever.

The Call of the Wilderness

March 13, 2022 • Drake Osborn • Genesis 12:1–9

Genesis 12:1-9 // Before we can get too comfortable in the city of idolatry, God calls us to journey with him into the wilderness to the promise of blessing and home. His call comes from sovereign grace, requires costly faith, and only comes in the promised son Jesus Christ.