Introduction Goodbye is what we say when we are about to leave. See you again is also a term that we might say when we are leaving. 3
Jesus Overcomes Temptation 4
Matthew 4:11 11 Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him. 5
1. The Devil Left to Return: Matthew 4:11 11 Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him. 6
7 The Devil leaves Jesus after completing his task.
Luke 4:13 13 When the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune time. 8
9 But the account in Luke highlights that he was leaving only to return again in the near future.
10 Matthew 12:43-45 (Read also Luke 11:24-26) 43 Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it. 44 Then it says, I will return to my house from which I came; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order. 45 Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation.
14 He is wicked and evil and does not stop until his desire for destruction is fulfilled: Steal - Kill - Destroy
2. Angels Ministered to Him: Matthew 4:11 11 Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him. 19
20 The angels came down to minister to Jesus after the fallen angel has left to strengthen Him.
21 Luke 22:43 43 Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.
23 God uses angels to perform His will in His creation (Read Acts 8:26, 10:3, 27:23)
25 Jude 6 6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day
Conclusion: Jesus is baptized and led by the Holy Spirit to be tempted by the devil. Jesus encounters every temptation thrown by the devil with Word of God. He finally overcomes these temptations and He rebukes the devil. The devil departs with to return again in the future 26
Question for Small Group Discussion: How has these studies opened your spiritual eyes & encouraged you to become overcomers in Christ? 28