Luke 3:21-4:13 A New Year, A New Adam, A New Resolve for Righteousness
Luke's Gospel now begins the pivot from John the Baptist's ministry to Jesus' ministry, beginning with His baptism and temptation. Jesus tells us that He must be baptized to "fulfill all righteousness." And so He does as He arrives as the New Adam. On this New Year, we have a New Adam and a New Resolve (the same resolve for righteousness that Jesus exhibits at both His baptism and temptation in the desert).