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THE STORY. The Great Enemy. THE STORY. Who is Jesus? He is an example, but much more than an example. He is a master teacher, but much more than a master teacher. Above all, he is the savior, but what does that mean? How does Jesus become Savior?. THE EVENTS. Matthew 3 & 4

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The story

THE STORY

The Great Enemy


The story1

THE STORY

Who is Jesus?

  • He is an example, but much more than an example.

  • He is a master teacher, but much more than a master teacher.

  • Above all, he is the savior, but what does that mean?

  • How does Jesus become Savior?


The events

THE EVENTS

Matthew 3 & 4

  • 3:13, “Then Jesus came … to be baptized”

  • 3:16, “When Jesus was baptized, immediately … the heavens were opened”

  • 4:1, “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.”

  • Baptized, Acknowledged … and then the Devil.

  • Jesus does not offer us a pass for suffering, but the beginning of the battle with real evil.


The enemy

THE ENEMY

tempted by the devil

  • Our culture has tried to reclassify “evil” as a “problem” or a “point of view.”

  • Scripture treats “evil” as a “person,” a forceful enemy to be defeated.

  • Unless we can be honest about the enemy, we will always lack the tools to defeat him.


The enemy1

THE ENEMY

Ancient Views of Evil

  • Dualism: Two eternal, equal powers in an unendingwar

  • Monism/Pantheism: Everything is god, and evil is an illusion

    Modern Views of Evil

  • Modernism: Reality is chaos; atoms in unending, violent motion

  • Post-Modernism: Evil is an illusion of perspective


The enemy2

THE ENEMY

Christian View of Evil

  • Evil cannot be reduced to a choice, a system, or a psychological state.

  • Evil cannot be reduced to “those people over there” – no scapegoats.

  • Evil is both natural and supernatural.

  • Evil is both inside and outside.

  • Evil is both individual and social.


The front

THE FRONT

Matthew 4

  • v. 3, “If you are the Son of God …”

  • v. 6, “If you are the Son of God …”

  • v. 9, “All these I will give you …”

  • Satan attacks the very identity of Jesus and of God: Who are you to Him? Who is He to you?

  • Satan attempts to offer something “the easier way”: a kingdom without a cross.


The fight

THE FIGHT

How Does Jesus Respond?

  • No magic, no incantations,no blast of glory

  • Rehearsal of truth

  • Reaffirmation of trust

    How Do We Respond?

  • Rehearsal of truth

  • Reaffirmation of trust

  • AND … Turning to Jesus who fought and won

    Jesus becomes Savior by defeating the enemy.


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THE STORY

The Great Enemy


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