by Jeff Strite

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Narnia And The Angel of Light (2 of 5)
Series: Jesus in Narnia
Jeff Strite
Matthew 4:1-17

OPEN: (Played an ApologetiX CD featuring ''The Devil Went Down to The Jordan'' while showing the lyrics on the overhead projector)

The devil went down to the Jordan
He was lookin' for a show to steal
He was in a bind cause Jesus came to find
The people willing to make it real.

And he came upon the Son of Man
Saw He had no vittles and was prayin' to God
Then the devil jumped upon the chance to temp Him
Said ''Boy let me tell ya it's hot!''

''I guess you didn't know it but I'm a vittle craver too
And kid I'm scare this desert air might get the best of you
Now you ain't been eatin' your vittles boy
But kid your dinner is due
So if you're really God's son, then turn these stones
To bread and I'll butter it for you.

The Lord said ''I am hungry, but that would be a sin
''Cause it ain't by bread man's gonna be fed
''But by the Word God's given him.''

John the Baptist washed the Lord and there's where it all starts
Cause Jesus left the Jordan and the devil hit Him hard
And if He wins we get to walk on heaven's streets of gold
But if He sins, the devil gets your soul.

The devil took Him up in space and said ''Christ start to throw
Yourself off of this temple top as I'm watchin' from below
Cause I'm sure You know that God will bring
All His angels to assist
And then men would believe that You're Him
If they saw You did something like this''

When the devil finished, Jesus said
''Well you're temptin' God, old son
And it's written down in that book right there
That thing shouldn't ever be don:

Shout from the mountain what God's done
The devil ain't a match for the rising Son
You can never tempt God, did you not know
Man doesn't live by bread alone

Devil finally said ''Jesus, if You'll just worship me
Then I'll give you gold that glitters
All these crowns, and all You see''

Jesus said ''Devil, just turn on back
Cause I'm ne ...

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