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
Genre: Understanding Gospels
For each temptation, we’ll consider
- why is the choice wrong,
- why the choice is attractive to Jesus
- how does Jesus respond
Teacher: Krisan Marotta on January 11, 2009
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