Date

September 20 - 26, 2020

Location

West Franklin
700 New Highway 96 W
Franklin, TN 37064 United States

Sunday September 20, 2020 | Jesus’ Temptation

Jesus was tempted, but He trusted God and never sinned. Jesus is perfect and righteous. A perfect sacrifice was required to take away sin. Jesus was that perfect sacrifice. He died on the cross to free us from sin and to give us the power to say no to temptation.

This Week’s Lesson: Jesus’ Temptation

  • Bible Passage: Matthew 4Mark 1Luke 4
  • Story Point: Jesus was tempted and never sinned.
  • Key Passage: John 3:30
  • Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to obey His Father’s plan and rescue sinners.

After Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Jesus did not eat for 40 days and 40 nights. He prayed and thought about God’s plan for His life. When those days were over, Jesus was hungry.

Then the devil, who tempts people to sin, came up to Jesus. He said, “If You are really God’s Son, prove it. Tell these stones to become bread.”

If Jesus used His power to turn the stones into bread, He could eat them so He wouldn’t be hungry anymore. But Jesus refused. Instead of using His own power, Jesus chose to trust God to meet His needs. Jesus said, “God’s Word says that man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

The devil tempted Jesus again. He took Jesus to the top of the temple in Jerusalem and said, “If You are really God’s Son, prove it. Jump off this temple and trust God to protect You.”

The devil even said: “God’s Word says that God will order His angels to keep You safe, and they will protect You so that You will not even strike your foot against a stone.”

The devil had used words from Scripture, but Jesus knew the devil’s command was foolish. Jesus reminded him, “God’s Word also says, do not test the Lord your God.”

Finally, the devil took Jesus to a high mountain. He showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world and how great they were. The devil said to Jesus, “I will give You all the riches and power of these kingdoms. They belong to me, and I can give them to anyone I want. If You want them, all You have to do is fall down and worship me.”

Jesus resisted temptation again. He replied, “Go away, Satan! God’s Word says: Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.”

The devil left Jesus, and angels came right away to serve Jesus. Throughout all these temptations, Jesus never sinned.

Christ Connection

Jesus was tempted, but He trusted God and never sinned. Jesus is perfect and righteous. A perfect sacrifice was required to take away sin. Jesus was that perfect sacrifice. He died on the cross to free us from sin and to give us the power to say no to temptation.

Family Starting Points

  • Jesus was tempted and never sinned.
  • Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to obey His Father’s plan and rescue sinners.

Activity Pages


Family Activity

  • Craft: Five Fingers (2nd – 5th)

Die cut out a hand or have the kids trace their hands. Then have them write the different things to remember when they are tempted on the fingers. These are listed on the picture below. On the other side of the hand they can draw what tempts them.

Contact

West Franklin
info@westfranklinchurch.com
615-850-3170