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The Immersion And Temptation Of Christ

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The Immersion And Temptation Of Christ

  1. 1. The Immersion of Jesus Then The Meeting with Satan Friday, June 5, 2009
  2. 2. 400 Years with No Spoken Word <ul><li>Seemingly, God had not spoken between the Testaments. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, along came John, </li></ul><ul><li>For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, &quot;The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.'&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Matthew 3.3, ESV) </li></ul></ul>Friday, June 5, 2009
  3. 3. John’s Mission of Immersion <ul><li>He prepared the way for Christ. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He opened a highway for Christ. (Isaiah 40.3; Matthew 3.3) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He brought the preaching of repentance and baptism for remission of sins. (Matthew 3.6; Mark 1.4) </li></ul><ul><li>He shook up the world. (John 1.19-36) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Behold, the Lamb of God!” </li></ul></ul>Friday, June 5, 2009
  4. 6. Along comes Jesus <ul><li>Having walked an estimated 60+ miles to meet John, Jesus waits for His fulfillment. </li></ul><ul><li>“ But Jesus answered him, &quot;Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.&quot; Then he consented.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Matthew 3.15, ESV) </li></ul>Friday, June 5, 2009
  5. 7. The Trinity is Present <ul><li>And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, &quot;This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>(Matthew 3.16-17, ESV) </li></ul>Friday, June 5, 2009
  6. 9. From Fulfillment to Trial <ul><li>Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. </li></ul><ul><li>(Matthew 4.1, ESV) </li></ul>Friday, June 5, 2009 <ul><li>Can the Spirit tempt anyone? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take note the spirit did not tempt. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Spirit led Jesus for testing so Hebrews 4.15 could be written. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 12. More Like the Devil <ul><li>Notice the Devil approached Jesus. (Matthew 4.3) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When is the last time your approached Jesus? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notice the Devil talked with Christ. (Matthew 4.3) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When is the last time you talked with Christ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notice the Devil knew Scripture (Matthew 4.6) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you know the Scriptures? </li></ul></ul>Friday, June 5, 2009
  8. 13. Three Temptations – One Goal <ul><li>The temptation of food. (Matthew 4.3,4) </li></ul><ul><li>The temptation of power. (Matthew 4.5-7) </li></ul><ul><li>The temptation of wealth. (Matthew 4.8-10) </li></ul><ul><li>The Goal – Conquering Christ </li></ul><ul><li>The Result – A defeated Satan! </li></ul>Friday, June 5, 2009
  9. 14. Did the Temptations Work? <ul><li>For we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one that hath been in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. </li></ul><ul><li>(Hebrews 4.15, ESV) </li></ul>Friday, June 5, 2009
  10. 15. Temptation and You <ul><li>1 John 2.15-17 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The lust of the flesh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus had not eaten for 40 days when tempted. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The lust of the eyes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Satan tempted him with the kingdoms of the world. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The pride of life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus was tempted to show his power apart from using it in the work of God. </li></ul></ul></ul>Friday, June 5, 2009
  11. 16. Temptation and You <ul><li>Are we not tempted like Christ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we handle temptation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remember Christ handled temptation so we will have a way out, a victory and a hope. </li></ul></ul></ul>Friday, June 5, 2009
  12. 17. Remember… <ul><li>No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Corinthians 10.13, ESV) </li></ul>Friday, June 5, 2009

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