‘The Beloved Son: driven into the wilderness’ (Mark 1:9-13)

Sometimes the gospel records are read so often that the reader can easily overlook something of significance. This is certainly the case in Mark 1:9-13, where the events of the baptism of Jesus and the temptation of Jesus are linked back-to-back, with only God’s words spoken from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased”, separating the two events. In this message, Daniel Jansen explores this contrast and shows us the wonder of the Beloved Son who did all that He did for His people’s salvation.




  1. The Beloved Son is baptised (v.9-11)
  2. The Beloved Son is tempted (v.12-13)

Jesus does what we cannot

  • He fulfills all righteousness
  • He overcomes temptation