Bible 106

The Temptation of Jesus and Early Encounters

(Mt. 4:1-11; Mk. 1:12-13; Lk. 4:1-13; Jn. 1:35-2:12)
(Synopsis: §§ 20-23; pp. 19-23)

  1. Who led or drove Jesus into the wilderness? (§20)

  2. What temptation appealed to a fleshly desire? (§20)

  3. What temptation appealed to pride in who Jesus was? (§20)

  4. What temptation appealed to the desire to have all the eye can see? (§20)

  5. What did Jesus do after each temptation to answer and overcome it? (§20)

  6. Does the devil ever use scripture to tempt people to do wrong? Why or why not? (§20)

  7. How long did the devil leave Jesus alone after these temptations in the wilderness? (§20)

  8. How might John 1:39 be used to argue for either Roman time or Jewish time in the Gospel of John? (§21)

  9. What is the meaning of the words Rabbi, Messiah, and Cephas? (§21)

  10. Why did Nathanael think that Jesus was the Son of God? (§21)

  11. In what way did the steward of the feast think that the bridegroom had violated the usual custom and why? (§22)

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