JESUS DEFEATS THE DEVIL’S TEMPTATIONS(Luke 4:1-13)

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JESUS DEFEATS THE DEVIL’S TEMPTATIONS
Luke 4:1-13 (key verse: 4:4)
“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’””

1. Read verses 1-2. Where did God’s Spirit lead Jesus? For what purpose was he led there? Why did Jesus have to be tempted by the devil? What did he have in common with Adam (Ro 5:15,19; 1Co 15:21-22)

2. How did the devil tempt Jesus first? (3) Why was it especially difficult for Jesus to overcome this temptation? How does the devil relate Jesus’ identity as the Son of God to the temptations? (3, 10) How does this temptation come to us? (Ge 25:29-32; Heb. 12:16)

3. Read verse 4. How did Jesus answer? (Dt 8:2-3) What does this teach us about the nature of human beings? What do human beings need in addition to material things? Why? (Mt 6:33; Jn. 6:35)

4. Read verses 5-8. How did the devil tempt Jesus a second time? Why might this be a real temptation to Jesus? How could the devil make such promises? (Jn 8:44) How did Jesus answer? (8) Why must he resist this temptation? (Dt 6:5; Heb. 5:8-9)

5. Read verses 9-13. What did the devil challenge Jesus to do? How did he back up his challenge with Scripture? (Ps 91:11-12) How did Jesus answer? (Lk 4:12) Why is it wrong to test God? What can you learn from Jesus about how to defeat Satan’s temptations? What is God’s promise? (1Co 10:13) Was his battle with the devil over? (13)