Led by the Spirit.

Series: The Gospel of Luke: Settled in Spirit | Week 1: Battle-ready

Luke 4:1-2
“Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where He was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry.”

1. What event in His life in Jesus returning from (see Luke 3:21)?
2. What role is the Holy Spirit playing in Jesus’s life? Who is tempting Him?
3. List all the ways you see the humanity of Jesus in these two verses. What do you imagine He’s doing for the forty days?

1. We all face temptations in life. What comfort do you receive knowing Jesus also faced temptations? See Hebrews 4:14-16 for more on this and thank Him for being a God who sympathizes with you in your weakness!
2. What is the significance of the Holy Spirit leading Jesus into the wilderness? Remember God never does the tempting but He will use your times in the wilderness to help make you stronger if you let Him. Whatever battle, weakness or temptation you are facing right now, ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit, giving you power and strength to endure.

For Further Learning: Listen to/watch Tim Mackie, co-creator of the Bible Project, teach about this temptation of Jesus.

For Families with Kids at Home
Pray for an opportunity to talk to your kids about temptation and let them know that it is something we will all face. Consider how you can create a safe place where they can talk to you about it and not feel ashamed. 

The Gospel of Luke: Settled in Spirit