Introduction: Trials and Temptations: Attempts to Lure Us Away from our God-given Identity
Echoes of Earlier Trials & Temptations - The Story of Exodus
"Jesus succeeds where Israel failed. What is more, the genealogy immediately preceding this account has named Jesus as Son of Adam and Son of God. The echo of Genesis 3 cannot be missed. What Adam failed to do as representative of all humanity, Jesus succeeds in doing." - Darrell L. Bock, Luke, pg. 82.
Refined, Tried and Tested - Driven by the Spirit
where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished.
Who Is The Devil?
The Temptations - Do You See the Pattern?
Temptation #1 - Turn Stones into Bread
Temptation #2 - The Whole World ... All Yours!
Temptation #3 - Be Spectacular & Safe!
When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.