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 …

Tempted?

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

The world is chock-full of things that tempt us to take a step off God’s path. Just watch TV for five minutes. We’re constantly bombarded with messages promoting a 100% self-centered and 0% God-centered approach to life. Pleasure. Riches. Beauty. Stuff. Lust. God is rarely mentioned and when he is, it’s usually as a profanity.

Don’t Test God

GUWGTrustWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We started here with Jesus’ first recorded words and finished here with his last.

One question we’ve been asking ourselves at every step in our journey is: What exactly does Jesus want us to do?

Yesterday we kicked off our review of Jesus’ answer to that question with a look at Jesus’ BIG 2 COMMANDS:

Stay on God’s Path

GUWG-PrayPrayWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re taking a deeeeep dive into the model prayer Jesus gave his followers:

Jesus vs. Satan, Part 2

GUWG-Cross-Mountain-2We started the year with our official 2016 GUWG resolution:

KNOW JESUS MORE NOW

We’re examining every single syllable uttered by Jesus in the Gospels. Today’s topic: The Temptation of Jesus, Part 2.

To recap what we started yesterday, Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and then went 1-on-1 with Satan. Rounds 1 and 2 went to Jesus. Now it’s on to Round 3 …

Here’s the conclusion to this titanic struggle:

Jesus vs. Satan

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

We’re beginning the new year with our official 2016 GUWG resolution:

KNOW JESUS MORE NOW

To help make that happen, this year on GUWG we’re examining every single syllable uttered by Jesus in the Gospels. We’ll start at the beginning and work our way chronologically to his very last words from the Cross.

Today’s topic: The Temptation of Jesus.