Overcoming The Devil Like Our Master (3 of 6) by Frank Damazio
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Series: The Apprentice
The apprentice is you and me. Our master is Jesus. Our process is to become like our master, learning, abiding in and embracing everything He says to us and models for us. As an apprentice, I follow carefully the Master's life, what was important to Him. What did He do in situations, what principles of truth did He live by? Following Jesus is an adventure and a challenge, but the Master lives for us and in us. His grace, His power to help us change, is at work. The Master in Luke 3:21-22 was water baptized, and so we will follow. Now we see in Luke 4:1-14 how Jesus overcame the Devil and we learn here that we will face the Devil. He can be defeated. Our weapons are powerful and we can overcome just like our Master.
BACKGROUND TO THE MASTER AND TEMPTATION
DEFINITION AND KEY SCRIPTURES
The apprentice is one who has committed to Jesus the Master and to a lifetime of learning from Him in order to become like the Master in heart, character, and lifestyle.
Luke 4:1-2, MSG: Now Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wild. For forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by the Devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when the time was up he was hungry.
Hebrews 4:15: For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
SATAN TEMPTS JESUS:
To put His own needs above the will of God
To act independently of the Father
To sacrifice His secure future for the present
JESUS OVERCOMES THE TEMPTATIONS:
By trusting in God in all things at all times.
By believing God will do all things right in His time, in His way.
By using the Word of God against every word that the devil threw at Him.
FACTS ABOUT TESTS
Tests happen before great things begin!
Tests prepare us for great things.
Tests expose areas of our l ...
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