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Weekend Newsletter: February 19, 2022
As I’m preaching through the Gospel of Matthew, I split up the story of Jesus’ temptation (Matt. 4:1–11) into two sermons.
In the first sermon (The Temptation of Jesus), I worked through all that Christ accomplished by resisting the temptations of Satan.
In last Sunday’s sermon, I worked through the pattern for resisting temptation that our Lord has laid down for us:
From the Sermon Notes:
As we saw in our previous study, Jesus accomplished something significant during his temptation. Not only did he receive personal preparation through the temptation for his future ministry, but he succeeded where Adam had failed and where Israel had failed. Ultimately, by resisting the devil, Jesus bound Satan (the strong man; Matt. 12:29) so that he could plunder the kingdom of darkness. While these accomplishments were unique to Jesus in his own temptation, Jesus also offers to us a paradigm for how we too should face temptation. Specifically, through this story, Jesus gives us a pattern for walking by faith.
Have a blessed Lord’s Day tomorrow!