The first temptation.

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

Luke 4:2-4
“. .where He was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry. Then the devil said to Him, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread. But Jesus told him, ‘No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone.’”

1. The devil tempts Jesus at a moment when He is physically weak. What does Jesus use to respond?
2. How is the devil tempting Jesus to question the goodness of God?
3. What is Jesus more interested in satisfying than His physical needs and desires?

1. How has the devil tempted you to doubt the goodness of God? How has he tempted you to place your self-worth in your circumstances or your performance or anything other than simply being a beloved child of God? Thank God that, as His child, your identity can be placed in Christ alone.
2. Ephesians 6:10-17 confirms we are in a battle. Re-read these verses now. Thank God that He gives you armor for the battle. As you look at each piece of armor, what is the only offensive weapon we are given?

For Further Reading: Pray on the Armor of God

For Families with Kids at Home
Read Ephesians 6:10-17 as a family and talk to your kids about the significance of each piece of the Armor of God. Explain how the Armor of God gives us strength to fight against temptation.   

The Gospel of Luke: Settled in Spirit