Presentation on theme: "Our Weapon Against Temptation. 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days."— Presentation transcript:
Our Weapon Against Temptation
1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him… 1. We learn obedience through the things we Suffer (Heb 5:8) 2. Satan attacked Jesus at a time of Weakness 3. It is not a question of if the tempter will come…. but When
“3…If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” “4…It is written,“ ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 1. This was a temptation to use God’s gifts for Self (Mt 27:40) 2. This was a temptation to not Wait on the Lord (Mt. 4:11) 3. He used something we can Imitate and Identify with (Psa. 119:9-16)
6…“If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you, ’and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” - We can trust God, or Test God! (Romans 5:8) ACTION PLAN 2 Peter 3:14-18....Grow Acts 17:11....Search 2 Timothy 3:16-17....Equip
9… “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” - God alone is worthy of our Worship- 2 Kings 17:35-40 ACTION PLAN Reply with Scripture and Command the devil to leave. (James 4:7)
Temptation 1: Our walk with God- Mt. 22:37-38 Temptation 2: No moral absolutes - John 14:6 Temptation 3: Promiscuity- 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 Temptation 4: Party lifestyle- 1 Corinthians 15:33 Temptation 5: Fit in- Proverbs 29:25 Temptation 6: Body obsessions- Psalm 139:14 Temptation 7: Money- Matthew 6:19-21 Temptation 8: Making idols- Exodus 20:3 How many of us have replied with scripture and told the devil to leave!!!!