The Temptation of Jesus, Sunday School Lesson, March 20, 2011

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Lent.  We follow Christ to the Cross in this season.  It is 40 days long (not counting Sundays or Passion days), just like the time Jesus spent in the wilderness where the devil tempted Him.  We hear little about the devil these days, Satan, that old wicked foe.  But he is real, and working his evil in this world.  He tempted Jesus, the God man, thinking, quite possibly, that he could get the Son of God to choose as he did and reject His place, and seek the throne of the Father.  Jesus, however, as he demonstrates and models for us time and time again, holds fast to the Word of God, and rebuffs Satan at every turn.

Matthew 4:1-11 is the text for our lesson today.  Jesus’ temptation shows how He, the new Adam, did what Adam and we cannot — overcome the temptation of the devil bringing with Him life and forgiveness for those who believe.  Listen to the Issues, etc. interview with Deaconess Pam Nielson of Concordia Publishing House discussing this week’s Sunday School lesson.

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