Matthew 4:1-11

March 6th 2022

Intro – Jesus taught by example that when Satan attacks with temptations we need to stand firm. Eph.6:13

I. Satan will tempt believers.

            A. Sometimes he uses well intended people. Mt.16:22-23

                        1. They will twist scripture. 2Pet.3:16

                        2. Check with other believers. Heb.10:24-25, 2Tim.3:16

                        3. Confirm with God’s word. 1Cor.2;13, Ps.119:105, 2Cor.11:14

            B. Satan will come back. Lk.22:31

            C. Be aware of the enemy. Eph.6:12, 1Pet.5:8

II. The word of God is our weapon.

            A. Saturate your mind with God’s word.  

                        1. Daily. Acts 17:11-12

                        2. Memorize. Ps.119:11

            B. God’s word is our sword. Eph.6:17

            C. Fight off temptation by quoting scripture.

III. Jesus is our defense.

            A. “begone”, Jesus can deliver us from evil. Mt.6:13

            B. Jesus will deliver us. Gal.1:4, 2Tim.4:18, 2Pet.2:9

Con. Communion reminds us that as believers Christ is dwelling within us and His word will strengthen us. Jn.17:17

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