Temptation by Adrian Rogers

Temptation
Adrian Rogers

Take God's Word please and turn to Luke chapter four. Luke chapter four. We're going to read together now the first thirteen verses. And Jesus, being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. And being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing. And when they were ended he afterward hungered. Now I believe that is factually true. But it almost seems like an understatement. Can you imagine going forty days and then it says, and he hungered? And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him saying, It is written that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. And the devil, taking him up into a high mountain showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee and the glory of it, for that is delivered unto me, and to whomsoever I will give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me Satan, for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and him only shalt thou serve. And he brought him to Jerusalem and set him on a pinnacle of the temple and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence. For it is written, he shall give his angels charge over thee to keep thee and in their hands shall they bear thee up lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. And when the devil had ended all the temptation he departed from him for a season. Now one thing is common about all of us and that is we're tempted every day in many ways. The ministry is not immunity. I am tempted. Being a Christian does not exempt you from temptation. But as we're going to find out that we're all tempted, but we need not fail, as a matter of fact, ...


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