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1 Man Shall not live by bread alone. 1

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3 How did Jesus begin His earthly ministry? (Mat 3:13-17 NKJV) Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. {14} And John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?" {15} But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him. 3

4 How did Jesus begin His earthly ministry? In (Mat 3:13-17 NKJV), {16} When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. {17} And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." 4

5 His ministry begins by being tempted. (Mat 4:1-4 NKJV) Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. {2} And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. {3} Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread. 5

6 His ministry begins by being tempted. (Mat 4:1-4 NKJV) {4} But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" 6

7 If man can live by bread alone, Jesus came for very little. 7

8 Many fail to understand that the things of this life are only temporary. 8

9 Simon the sorcerer was caught up in money and what money could buy. (Acts 8:17-23 NKJV) Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. {18} And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, {19} saying, "Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit." {20} But Peter said to him, 9

10 Simon the sorcerer was caught up in money and what money could buy. (Acts 8:17-23 NKJV) "Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money! {21} "You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God. {22} "Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. {23} "For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity." 10

11 But what is the scripture to which Jesus refers? (Deu 8:1-3 NKJV) "Every commandment which I command you today you must be careful to observe, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers. {2} "And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, 11

12 But what is the scripture to which Jesus refers? (Deu 8:1-3 NKJV) to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. {3} "So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD. 12

13 What does it mean to live by bread alone? 13

14 Paul gave this answer as he related it to Christ resurrection. (1 Cor 15:14-19 NKJV) And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. {15} Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up; if in fact the dead do not rise. {16} For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 14

15 Paul gave this answer as he related it to Christ resurrection. (1 Cor 15:14-19 NKJV) {17} And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! {18} Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. {19} If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. 15

16 Moses should have stayed with Pharaoh if we can live by bread alone. (Heb 11:23-26 NKJV) By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's command. {24} By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 16

17 Moses should have stayed with Pharaoh if we can live by bread alone. (Heb 11:23-26 NKJV) {25} choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, {26} esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. 17

18 Today, what does living by bread alone mean? 18 or

19 It means we enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. 19

20 It means living without the restraint of Gods laws. No restraint on our sexual activity. Payments include abortion. They include a guilty conscience. 20

21 For those who are married. There is the guilt of extramarital affairs. There are often children with divided parents. There is the cost of court ordered child support payments. There may be those who have little or no financial support. Some think the good times will always continue. 21

22 Some think the good times will always be. Im reminded of the story that my dad told of a man that lived before the great depression. He had made very good money, but spent most of what he made. Then the depression came and he was forced to live with very little. He was asked why he hadnt saved some of his money for hard times. His answer was simple: I thought it would always be that way. 22

23 Some think the good times will always be. (2 Cor 4:17-18 NKJV) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, {18} while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 23

24 Jesus told the story of one who thought the good times would always be. (Luke 15:11-24 NKJV) Then He said: "A certain man had two sons. {12} "And the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.' So he divided to them his livelihood. {13} "And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. 24

25 Jesus told the story of one who thought the good times would always be. (Luke 15:11-24 NKJV) {14} "But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. {15} "Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. {16} "And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything. 25

26 Jesus told the story of one who thought the good times would always be. (Luke 15:11-24 NKJV) {17} "But when he came to himself, he said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! {18} 'I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, {19} "and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants. 26

27 Jesus told the story of one who thought the good times would always be. (Luke 15:11-24 NKJV) {20} "And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. {21} "And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son. 27

28 Jesus told the story of one who thought the good times would always be. (Luke 15:11-24 NKJV) {22} "But the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. {23} 'And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; {24} 'for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' And they began to be merry. 28

29 Conclusion Man Shall not live by bread alone. But many try! What is the answer? To return to the Father, and ask for His forgiveness, Then to live a life of obedience to Him. 29


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