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  • Temptations of Jesus
    • led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit
    • was forced to fast for 40 days and 40 nights
    • tempted by the devil
      • the devil encouraged him to turn a stone into bread in order to satisfy his hunger, but Jesus replied that scripture said man did not live on bread alone.
      • the devil showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and promised Jesus power and authority over them in return for worshipping him, but Christ replied that scripture said that one must worship the Lord God, and serve only him.
      • Thirdly, the devil tried to persuade Jesus to throw himself off the highest pinnacle of the temple so that angels would come to his rescue (as it said in scripture), but Jesus replied that one must not tempt God.itled
    • Wilderness, fasting and temptation - Jesus is preparing himself for his forthcoming mission by spending time in the wilderness fasting, praying to God and focusing his mind.
    • bread can satisfy human hunger, but Jesus came to relieve more than mere human cravings. You need more than simply bread in order to survive - what about the spiritual side of life? Jesus is using a metaphor
    • Jesus knows that, as God, he already has power over all - the devil couldn't offer him anything that he didn't have already.
    • o jump off this and survive would have been an impressive feat, but Jesus was not going to submit to the devil and prove this. Later on, the temple in Jerusalem was huge: the platform on which it was built was the size of twenty football pitches, and the height upwards from its foundations was around fifty metres. It took forty years to build, and at the end of this time 38,000 workers were made redundant. It had ten bronze-clad gates, each of which required twenty men in order to be opened or closed. It was a massive, magnificent building, and represented Jewish power and authority.


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