Matthew 4:1-11 The Temptation of Christ sovereign


  You don’t have to go far to learn about the life of Christ.

4 biographies called Gospels have been recorded in the most popular book of all time.  Good news.


  (St. was added by the Catholics.)  We are all saints upon salvation, not beutification intimate fellowship  We are, however, sanctified.


  Four men wrote on the life of Christ in the Gospels, and then Acts, and finally the Revelation.

  It is worth looking at the summery of the life of Christ. 

From the birth to accension. 

  Many scenes from His life deserve great attention, birth, crucifixion, resurrection, etc… John 21:25


  The account of the temptation in the wilderness is our focus this morning.  Mat. 4:1


  v.1-4 – no sin in doing a miracle.  There is in obeying the voice of Satan.

 v.5-7 – we are not to live careless and expect God to pick up the pieces and to be there for us in our folly.

  v.8-11 – These temptations are not progressive, because Luke changes the order around and Mark doesn’t mention any.

  This, however, must be the most interesting because it sheds light on the power of Satan.  He is a driving force in the earth.


  God of this world, able to offer and deliver much.

  Jesus handled it in the same way we are to, with the Word of God.

  He finally said, “Get thee hence…”  James 4:7-8 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.


What do we learn about this temptation?


1.      First subject Jesus dealt with after baptism was the effect of sin on the common man.
Jesus was God, unable to sin.
He felt the power of persuasion from such a deceiver and saw all he could offer to those of us who are so easily influenced by the other side. 

Understand Christ could had never sinned.
James 1:13 tells us He could not be tempted to sin.
So why did he go through this?

Hebrews 2:17-18  to Comfort us when we stray from Him.

Hebrews 4:15-16 to Compel us to run to Him.