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To purposely pursue the lost with the message of Salvation through Jesus Christ.

 

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sermon notes  9/15/2019

Wining against Temptation

9/15/19

Matthew 4:1-11

Part 1

Focus points:

 

  1. Overcoming temptation
  2. The enemy knew him and focused on him
  1. Our example

 

Matthew 4:1-11 (ESV)

The Temptation of Jesus

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil

And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 

And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 

  • If you are the Son of God is whatthe tempter challenges. The devil is challenging the Deity of Christ. Any other response than the “It is written”would disqualify Christ as the Son of God and fail us as believers.

 

The response of Jesus lays out the principles of Christian warfare and identifies his tactical battle plan that brings victory as outlined by Jesus who isthe captain of our salvation. Hebrews 2:10

 

But he answered, “It is written,

“‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

  • When we fight using the written Word of God, we use the sword of the Spirit against the enemy. Ephesians 6:17
  • The sword of God’s word will cut down the enemy and define and divide our own needs. Hebrews 4:12

 

  •  The temptation appears to be natural, Jesus (was hungry) that is perfectly normal after fasting 40 days. Would you agree?

 

The enemy takes this perfectly normal occasion to question the deity of Jesus and to test his resolve to be God with us.

 

  • It’s really all about the desires and weakness of the natural man. Will Jesus born of a woman, who is fully man and at the same time fully Godbe able to overcome the natural need to satisfy his base appetites?

 

  •  does the Son of God respond to temptation?

 

If God’s own Son responds to temptation through the Word of Godwould it not seem reasonable that our response to temptation should be what the Word of God says rather than how we are feeling at that moment?

 

Jesus said:

But he answered, “It is written,

“‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Jesus immediately moves the emphasis from the physical to the spiritual. From the present to the eternal and in doing so reprioritizes the meaning of life.

  1. He does not dismiss the physical need, he said “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, therefore recognizes the need for physical sustenance.

 

  • Notice: The response of Jesus has now incorporated God in the equation.

 

The collaboration of the Spirit who ledJesus to the wilderness. and the God breathed Word.

 

  • Jesus responds to the challenge by distinguishing life as bothspiritual and physical. 

 

Moving the focus from the physical to the spiritual and placing the importance on eternity rather than the here and now.

 

  • Setting the stage for part 2

 

Jesus in no way ignores physical needs and in his sermon on the mount speaks directly and specifically to anxiety and the base needs and appetites of man. Matthew 6:25-34

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