There is an enduring caricature that the successful Christian life is always happy: that if we diligently follow Jesus, then we will have a stellar career, a happy marriage with 2.5 perfect children and everything we need when we need it. Eventually we learn that caricature is a myth, and understand why Scripture describes the Christian life with terms like waiting, suffering and trials.
This series examines the Temptations of Jesus with the goal of learning how to face waiting and affliction with hope, trust and endurance.
Resources: Gospel of Matthew
For each temptation, we’ll consider
- why is the choice wrong,
- why the choice is attractive to Jesus
- how does Jesus respond
What to do when God says No: The First Temptation of Jesus
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on January 11, 2009
What to do when God seems Distant: The Second Temptation of Jesus
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on January 18, 2009
What to do when life is too hard: The Third Temptation of Jesus
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on January 25, 2009