By Gary Hampton, Siwell Road congregation, Jackson MS

Text: Matthew 4:1-11

1.  God has power over the devil.

1.1. Matthew 4:1 Spirit led Jesus to be tempted.

1.2. God challenged the devil!

1.2.1.  1 Cor. 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you.”

1.2.2.  Hebrews 2:14

2.  Temptations often follow mountaintop experiences.

2.1. Matthew 3:13-17

2.2. 1 Corinthians 10:12

2.3. Matthew 16:13-20

2.4. Matthew 16:21-23

3. Temptations fall into three areas.

3.1. 1 John 2:15-17

3.2. Lust of the flesh – Matthew 4:2-3

3.3. Lust of the eyes – Matthew 4:8-9

3.4. Pride of life – Matthew 4:5-6

4. Temptations can be overcome with God’s word.

4.1. Matthew 4:4, 7, 10

4.2. Ephesians 6:13-17