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Luke 4 - NIV

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

2 where for forty days he was tempted[a] by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.

3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”

4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’[b]

5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.

6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.

7 If you worship me, it will all be yours.”

8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’[c]

9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here.

10 For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you
to guard you carefully;

11 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[d]

12 Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[e]

13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.

15 He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.


a. Luke 4:2 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested.
b. Luke 4:4 Deut.?8:3
c. Luke 4:8 Deut.?6:13
d. Luke 4:11 Psalm?91:11,12
e. Luke 4:12 Deut.?6:16

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Matthew Kratz avatar
The Inaugural Address
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Jan, 2017
Summary: Jesus' Inaugural Address, in explaining who He is and what He came to do can be seen through: 1) The Area (Luke 4:14–15), and 2) The Announcement (Luke 4:16–21).
Scripture: Luke 4:14-21
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 50
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
ANTHROPOCENTRICITY: the traps we set...
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jan, 2017
Summary: UNDERSTAND ANTHROPOCENTRICITY--- The sin of putting man before God. There are spiritual traps we must avoid at all cost.
Mike Fogerson avatar
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Jan, 2017
Summary: Jesus had to spend 40 days in the wilderness before He got His break through. I want you to commit this morning to giving God your next 40 days in order to receive your own break through.
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 57
Mike Fogerson avatar
Are You Listening to God or Goliath?
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Dec, 2016
Summary: I wish that once I became a Christian my struggle with sin, depression, discouragement, bad habits would be overcome with just a prayer. If we want freedom/victory it means we have to square off with our devils . . . just like Jesus did in the wilderness.
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13 Luke 17:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Nov, 2016
Summary: The more you use it the more you love it the word of God.
Dean Courtier avatar
Spiritual Warfare: The Battle of Temptation
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Aug, 2016
Summary: As we continue in our series on Dynamic Disciples, or dynamic discipleship, our focus this month has been on Spiritual Warfare. The focus of this message is The Battle of Temptation.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,229
Kelly Durant avatar
Have You Had A Desert Experience?
Shared by: Kelly Durant on Jun, 2016
Summary: So God’s Word from the beginning describes how his children literally have to move from one place to another, and often move into a desert place for some time for a purpose, and this begs this question, how does this relate to you and me in our life?
Scripture: Luke 4:1
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 294
David Radcliff avatar
Temptation of Jesus in the Wilderness
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: How many us this week were tempted?
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 148
Jeff Strite avatar
Nazareth, The City Jesus Grew Up In
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Mar, 2016
Summary: Jesus grew up in Nazareth and he was forever known as "Jesus of Nazareth". But what was it about this city that would have formed His teachings and what can we learn from this region? This was the 2nd in my series of lessons telling of my trip to Israel.
Peter Ghalayini avatar
Wilderness Joy
Shared by: Peter Ghalayini on Feb, 2016
Summary: Time in the wilderness of life doesn't have to be bad news. It may be a time of spiritual renewal
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 238
Kerry Haynes avatar
Battling Temptation
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Feb, 2016
Summary: Temptation is not sin but can easily lead to sin. However, God provides a way out when we look for it.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,222
Jody VanSickle avatar
Where Do You Live?
Shared by: Jody VanSickle on Feb, 2016
Summary: All of "live" in either Nazareth or Capernaum.
Scripture: Luke 4:14-44
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 608
John Dobbs avatar
What We Can Learn From the Temptation of Jesus
Shared by: John Dobbs on Feb, 2016
Summary: What we can learn from the temptation of Jesus.
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Learning to Depend on God"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Feb, 2016
Summary: A Sermon for Lent.
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,317
Terry Cavanaugh avatar
How to resist Temptation
Shared by: Terry Cavanaugh on Feb, 2016
Summary: Jesus' temptation teaches how to handles life temptations.
Gerald Roberts avatar
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Feb, 2016
Summary: The sermon helps us to deal with temptation with the truth of Gods word that's how Jesus overcame the temptations of Satan in the wilderness.
Ernie Arnold avatar
Jesus' Victory in the Wilderness
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Feb, 2016
Summary: This sermon shows us how Jesus won the Victory over the Devil. In this passage Jesus shows us that: 1. The Devil is real. 2. The Holy Spirit is our Helper and 3. God's Word holds the key to victory.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13
Denomination: *other
Views: 618
Gordon McCulloch avatar
Jesus announces his mission, from which we can announce our own.
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Jan, 2016
Summary: This is a subtle sermon to motivate and thank the congregation, based on why Jesus chose his own readings in the temple; and how the church can gain from that announcement?
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Second Chance for the Human Race
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jan, 2016
Summary: Adam, son of God, failed in the Garden. Israel, son of God, rebelled in the wilderness. Jesus the Son of God, on behalf of us all, won the battle against temptation in the wilderness. Believers in Jesus are also called sons of God, so how must we live?
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13
Views: 1,054
Ernie Arnold avatar
Authentic Worship - Epiphany 3 C
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Jan, 2016
Summary: Proposition: In preaching His first sermon, Jesus gives us this wonderful formula for creating authentic worship services; Five elements 1. Holy Scripture 2. Sacred space 3. Sacred time 4. Holy Spirit Anointing and 5. Full Salvation
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 4:4-21
Denomination: *other
Views: 430
Ernie Arnold avatar
Stopping the Son of God - Epiphany 4C
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Jan, 2016
Summary: Proposition: Luke shares how those early Nazarenes were able to stop the Son of God - 1. Through their small mindedness 2. Through their attempt to keep Jesus in a box 3. Through their doubt and mistrust
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 4:14-30
Denomination: *other
Views: 512
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Jesus' Mission Statement"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Jan, 2016
Summary: A sermon about following the REAL Jesus.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 4:14-21
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 2,463
Rick Burdette avatar
The Towel That Brings Hope to the Broken
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jan, 2016
Summary: Assumption, Grace, Loving the Least, Purpose
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Messianic Agenda
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jan, 2016
Summary: The Spirit anointed the speaker "to announce glad tidings: to heal the broken in heart; to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and the recovery of sight to the blind; to send forth the crushed in deliverance; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Luke 4:14-21
Views: 867
Revd. Martin Dale avatar
The person of St Luke
Shared by: Revd. Martin Dale on Oct, 2015
Summary: What can we glean from Luke the Evangelist and what can we apply in our lives. Luke was a Consummate Historian. He was also an evangelist to the Gentiles and his tow books reflect that. He was a Physician and a gentle and patient man
Scripture: Luke 4:14-21
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 358
Craig Condon avatar
Listen and Obey
Shared by: Craig Condon on Aug, 2015
Summary: We become different people when the Holy Spirit comes upon us. We celebrate and share with humanity’s children. We have been set free and we enjoy the special favour of God. God’s Word shines a light into our darkness and continues to set us free.
Craig Condon avatar
Part of the Family of God
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jul, 2015
Summary: How many of you like to go out on a nice, sunny day and play with your friends? Has anyone ever said that they can't play with you because they don't like you, or because of where you live, or because of who your parents are?
Scripture: Luke 4:14-21
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,327
Michael Monica avatar
Love God. Love Others (Part One)
Shared by: Michael Monica on May, 2015
Summary: God shares his heart with us.
Scripture: Luke 4:14-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,466
Ajai Prakash avatar
What is in Your Hand? (Part 7)
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on May, 2015
Summary: “What is in your hand” means whatever is in your care or control. “This question, 'What is in your hand?' is one of the most important question for growing Christians in their life. What you withhold and retain in your hand reveals what is in your heart.
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Scripture: Luke 4:14-18
Views: 1,159
Shared by: DR JUAN CARLOS AMESTY on Apr, 2015
Scripture: Luke 4:1-2
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 188