River Corner Church

Appetite, Affirmation, and Ambition: Inventorying Our Ambitions (Lent, Matthew 4:1-11)

March 12, 2023 Jeff McLain
River Corner Church
Appetite, Affirmation, and Ambition: Inventorying Our Ambitions (Lent, Matthew 4:1-11)
Show Notes

On March 12, Pastor Jeff McLain looked at the third of the three seductions in Matthew 4:1-11, the temptation of Ambition. In this passage, we saw how the why behind our ambition is one of the ways that we are tempted to question God's promises. When we are insecure in our true identity, we will live into false identities, and develop ambitions to provide success for ourselves. If we lose our identity in Jesus, we lose out on what God has for us to experience.

Throughout Lent (2023), we explored how life (both the evil and brokenness in this world) tries to undermine the identity that we have in Jesus. The confidence that we have in our identity is often hijacked when life gets us to doubt God's provision, God's protection and God's promises. Doubts that undermine our confidence usually come through our temptations of appetite (Lust of the Flesh), affirmation (Pride of Life) and ambition (Lust of the Eyes). In this Lent series, we look at what it means to have our identity firmed up by Jesus and empowered by God's Spirit - so that we do not lose ourselves to our unhealthy and unhelpful appetites, need for affirmation, and ambitions.

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