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Jesus' Temptation

Luke 4:1-12

May 20, 2020 • Brennan Westerman

READ HEBREWS 2:17-18 What does this passage point to as an explanation for Jesus' temptation? (If you're not comfortable explaining v.17, consider a super-easy-to-read translation like "The Message"!) [Two primary things to draw out: one, Jesus needed to be fully human and like us so that he would qualify as our substitute, and two, he wanted to experience what we experience so he can help us in our temptation] READ THE FOLLOWING VERSES AND DISCUSS WHAT EACH ONE TEACHES US ABOUT RESISTING TEMPTATION: - Psalm 119:11 [Knowing God's Word helps!] - Mark 14:38 [Praying helps!] - Matthew 6:13 [God can deliver us!] - James 4:7 [With God's help, we can overcome Satan!] GOSPEL FLUENCY TRAINING Discussions on temptation can often lead to discouragement—we feel that we don't resist enough, pray enough, know God's Word enough. How does the gospel impact how we should think about temptation? [If you've been through Gospel Fluency Training, think through the models: Gospel Triangle, Gospel Gap, Root-to-Fruit. And if you're stuck, let us know!]

Jesus Taught in Nazareth

Luke 4:16-30 • June 17, 2020 • Brennan Westerman

Jesus' Early Miracles

Mark 1:21-45 • June 10, 2020 • Brennan Westerman

READ MARK 1:35-39 • Why did Jesus go to be alone? • Why was everyone looking for Jesus? • How did Jesus react to being interrupted? • In your own words, what was Jesus' purpose in coming to earth?

Jesus Called Disciples

Luke 5:1-11 • June 3, 2020 • Brennan Westerman

READ LUKE 5:1-11 - Why did Jesus tell them where to find fish? Why perform a miracle here? - In v.8, what was Simon Peter's response? Why did he respond like this? - What did Jesus mean that they would be "catching people"? - What are things we learn about Jesus in this passage? - What are things we learn about following Jesus in this passage? BONUS QUESTION Matthew and Mark report this happening by the Sea of Galilee, but Luke says it's at the Sea of Gennesaret. Who's right?