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Matthew 4:1-11 – Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. 2For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry. 3During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5Then the devil took him to the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, 6and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect you. And they will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’” 7Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the LORD your God.’” 8Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9“I will give it all to you,” he said, “if you will kneel down and worship me.” 10“Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him.’” 11Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.

Temptation: “An ___________________ to act contrary to God’s Will.”

“Because we live in a _____________________ world and have ______________ natures, temptations are an unavoidable part of life.” – Charles Stanley.


1. Self-______________________________.

A desire to satisfy your wants…your way…at a time of your choosing. 

2. Self-______________________________.

As desire to provide for yourself what only God can.

3. Self-______________________________.

A desire to place anything on the same (or higher) level as God.


1. Nothing is more powerful than ___________________________.

2. You never have the face the battle ________________________.