Jesus vs. Satan (Round 3)

It’s Day 3 of our 40-day journey deeeep into the of Jesus in honor of Lent.

We started here with Jesus’ own 40-day journey. To recap, Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights and then went one-on-one with Satan. Rounds 1 and 2 went to Jesus. Now it’s on to Round 3 …

Here’s the conclusion to this titanic struggle:

The devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” (Matthew 4:8-9)

Jesus’ response?

Jesus vs. Satan

Today is Day 2 of our 40-day journey deeeep into the of Jesus in honor of Lent.

We’ll start with Jesus’ own 40-day journey:

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil … (Matthew 4:1)

Maybe your baptism was followed by a little party. Maybe you even got gifts or a little cash from your grandma.

Not Jesus. Right after his baptism, he was led by the Spirit out into the wilderness for the mother of all showdowns.

Here’s a blow-by-blow description …