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Order of Service

Music……………………..Worship Team
Every Beat
Welcome……………………….Bill Butler
Praise Goes On
Call Upon the Lord
Message………………Gilbert Thurston
Shatter Satan
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Every Beat
Dismissal………………………Bill Butler

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Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry.

-Matthew 4:1-2

During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God…

-Matthew 4:3a-b

Satan will put in my life where God has placed a .

“…tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

-Matthew 4:3c-4

1. Satan will tempt me to prioritize the of God over God Himself.

Then the devil took him to the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple,   and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect you. And they will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’ ”

-Matthew 4:5-6

Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the LORD your God.’”

-Matthew 4:7

2. Satan will tempt me to interpret God through my  rather than His .

Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. “I will give it all to you,” he said, “if you will kneel down and worship me.” “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him.’”

-Matthew 4:8-10

3. Satan will tempt me to pursue a thing, just in the  way.

Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.

-Matthew 4:11

How I Can Overcome Temptation Like Jesus:

1. I must scripture.

I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

-Psalm 119:11

2. My must be rooted in God’s Word.

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. What is the thing that drives you most? Does this drive ever lead you into temptation?
2. When you think of Satan what words or images typically pop into your mind?
3. Of the three ways in which Jesus was tempted, which one are you most tempted by?
4. How does Satan lie to you about your identity?
5. What is your next step as a result of this message?