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Thank you for coming to Samsbiblestories.com and for taking a look at the lessons I have added. These lessons are the result of years of teaching Sunday school at an Elementary level. God has richly blessed me in being able to share His Word with thousands of young people. It is now my privilege to share them with you. Please feel free to use them with your class, wherever God has planted you. The only think I ask is that you drop me a line and let me know who you are and how the lessons are working for you. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. samueldselby@gmail God Bless you, Sam God Bless
We’re continuing our journey through God’s big story, and we’re right in the middle of learning about Jesus’ life here on earth. Though Jesus was God’s Son, He studied and learned like other children. By the time He grew up and was baptized in the Jordan River, He knew God’s Word and always listened to God. Storytime Luke 4:1-13 The Temptation of Jesus
In this story, we have two primary people: Jesus and the devil. We know quite a lot about Jesus, but we don’t talk about the devil very much, so I want to talk to you about him for a few minutes so we know who Jesus was up against. Storytime: The Temptation of Jesus Luke 4:1-13 What are some other names the Bible has for the devil? Lucifer, Satan, Angel of light, Beast, Apollyon, Beelzebub, Belial, Deceiver, Evil one, Father of lies, God of this age, King of the bottomless pit, lawless one, Liar, Little horn, Man of sin, Murderer, Power of darkness, Prince of the power of the air, Ruler of darkness, Serpent, Ruler of this world, Son of perdition, Tempter, Theif and Wicked one, and more…
When we think of the devil, what is the picture we have of him in our mind? Satan, who is he? This however is not the picture the Bible has of this powerful enemy of God. I don’t want to show a lot of pictures of what Satan might have looked like, but we know in the first reference to him, he was in the form of a Serpent.
In other references, he appeared as an angel of light, a man, a demon and others. The one thing we need to keep in mind is… he is a worthy adversary! BUT… he is not to be feared and, he will ultimately be defeated! Satan, who is he? In fact, the last look we have of the old devil, he is being chained and thrown into the bottomless pit, where he be forever and forever. Revelation 20:10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Luke 4:1-13 4 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. The Temptation of Jesus
Luke 4:1-13 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” The Temptation of Jesus 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone. (this is a reference from Deuteronomy 8:3… Jesus used Scripture to defeat the devil)
Luke 4:1-13 5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. 7 If you worship me, it will all be yours.” The Temptation of Jesus 8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only
Luke 4:1-13 The Temptation of Jesus 9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. 10 For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; 11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 12 Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test. 13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time