“The Test” (click to listen, right clock to download)

Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.  Jesus passed the test God put before him on our behalf.  God tests our faith and allows temptation so that our faith will be refined.

Satan is the agent of temptation, and how Jesus responds to his enticements will determine the fate of humanity.  Did Jesus use some superhuman power to resist the devil?  Did he take the opportunity to display his divine nature and powers?  No…surprisingly Jesus used what you and I have available to us- the word of God- in order to defeat Satan’s schemes.  This message focuses on how temptation comes to us and how Jesus was victorious over the devil.