Sunday, March 23, 2014

Jesus overcame the temptations - What have you come to do, part 3 of 4

Theme: Enter God’s
Rest: Time for “R & R”
Release and

What have you come to do? (Part 3 of 4)
Jesus overcame the temptations

But when the kindness and love of God our
Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of
righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us
through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our
Savior (Titus 3:4-6 NIV)

Luke 4:1-13 NIV
 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan
and was led by the Spirit into the
wilderness, where for forty days he
was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days,
and at the end of them he was hungry. The devil said
to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” Jesus
answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.” The
devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms
of the world. And he said to him, “I will give
you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and
I can give it to anyone I want to.If you worship me,
it will all be yours.” Jesus answered, “It is
written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.”

The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the
highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw
yourself down from here.10  For it is written: “‘He will
command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; 11 they
will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against
a stone.’” 12 Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not
put the Lord your God to the test.” 13 When the devil
had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.