Matthew 4:1-11 – The Word of God

John Carter – October 22, 2017

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2 Timothy 3:10-17

  • Is the Word of God as recorded in the Holy Scriptures sufficient for you?
  • To what degree of trust and (authority, scribe) do you place in the Bible?

4:1-2 – Jesus Led to be tempted

  • Testing vs. Testing
    • Usually, the words underlying testing or tempting are the same. They are often translated differently to help convey the implied meaning (positive use of negative use).
    • A buyer test driving a car vs. A thief testing the alarm system
    • A teacher testing your knowledge vs. a friend testing your patience
  • Israel fell here, Jesus did not.\
  • Fasting
    • Fasting is going without food, not going without your favorite TV shows for a week. Fasting implies life or death.
    • Matthew 6:16-18 – Fasting is normative of the Christian life – A command of Christ

4:3-4 – Supply your for your own needs

  • John 4:34 – The woman at the well
  • Deuteronomy 8:3 (1-10) – Manna

Matthew 27:40 – If you are the Son of God…

Promise of Suffering

  • Matthew 10:22 –Because of Jesus (Hated)
  • John 15:20 – Because of Jesus (Master/Servant)
  • 2 Timothy 3:12 – Godly Life
  • 1 Peter 2:21 – Doing Good/Obedience

Purpose of Suffering

  • Romans 5:1-6 – Hope
    • Why does the Christian suffer?
    • Suffering is the mechanism by which God provides with hope.
  • James 1:2-4; 12-15 – Worship
    • Why is God doing this to me? Or Why is this happening to me?
    • God tests us to see if we are turning out the way he has designed us to be.
  • James 4:6-10 – Draw near to God
    • The promise of perseverance.
    • Humility in the OT was synonymous with fasting