“GOD’S PLAN FOR US INCLUDES TESTING!” II.

Please read Matthew 4;1-11.

Jesus was tested by the devil in THREE WAYS:

  1. The first testing was physical verses 1-3.

Just like Eve in Genesis 3:6, she saw that the food was good for food. Jesus was tempted to change the stone into bread.

  1. The spiritual test verses 5-6.
  2. The psychological test verse 7. Genesis 3:5-6.

Many Christians today fall for this same temptation today. Now, here is the meat of the whole introduction: Look how Jesus responded verse 10.

He always responded by quoting scripture accurately. So, why do so many Christians have trouble with temptation? Because of ignorance of the Bible.

Now, three lessons:

I. RECOGNIZE GOD’S PLAN.

Revelation 17:14, “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”

Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

1 Timothy 6:13, “I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession.”

CONCLUDED TOMORROW!

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