Jesus was led by the Spirit to be tempted – how could this be?
. God tempts nobody – James 1:13
. The devil was the one tempting
. Jesus passed the test Adam failed
. Adam Jesus
. Was tempted in a perfect paradise Was tempted in a desert, in a corrupted, sinful world
. Adam & Eve had each other for support Was alone
. Failed the first test Had victory over all three
. Had a full stomach Had fasted for 40 days and had no water
. Was the first to face satan’s schemes Satan had 4,000 years to learn temptation
. Jesus had the power to destroy the works of the devil.
Was it possible for Jesus to sin in His temptation? 2 Corinthians 5:21
If He was unable to sin, then was His temptation real?
. It was a greater temptation than we ever face. We give in before we experience it all.
. He did not, and so experienced the full temptation.
. Hebrews 4:15-16
1. The personal temptation – Vs. 2-4
. 1 John 2:16