Who Is Jesus? (pt.4) His Temptation

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Speaker: 
Pastor Steve Johnson
Date: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Scripture: 
Matthew 4:1-11

1. The encounter occurred immediately after Jesus had been ______________.

2. Jesus was led by the ______________  into the wilderness.

3. Jesus had______________ for 40 days.

4. Satan’s plan: to  ______________ God’s ______________ in His Son.

 
I.  YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO ______________ YOUR SITUATION (4:3-4).

A. Don’t trust  ______________   ______________ .

 

B. Jesus replied by quoting _________________________(4)

 

II. DO SOMETHING  ______________ TO MAKE GOD  ______________HIS  WORD (4:5-7).

A. Put God to the ______________  .

 

B.  ______________ your ministry.

 

C. Jesus replied by quoting______________ (7).

 

III. DON’T   ______________ ON GOD. ______________ YOURSELF NOW (4:8-10).

A. How could Satan make such a promise?

He has a degree of______________, but it is ______________ (Jn. 12:31; Eph. 2:2; 2 Cor. 4:4).

 

B. Jesus replied by quoting _______________________ (10).

 

Key Lessons:

1. Spiritual and moral failures are not caused by circumstances, but by the character and response of the one who is tempted.

2. We are always better off waiting for and depending on God’s gracious provision than trying to selfishly satisfy our desires in ways that disobey or compromise His Word.

3. We will never be free of temptation in this life.