Dear Parents, We hope the following summary of the Sunday School lesson will help you in discussing the lesson with your children and working through this booklet together. SCRIPTURE PASSAGE:
Isaiah 14:12-14; Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13 BIBLE STORY SUMMARY:
God allowed Jesus to be tempted to sin. Jesus used God’s Word each time He resisted Satan. Jesus said, “No,” to temptation, and He did not sin. LESSON FOCUS:
To understand that God allows me to be tempted. To understand that God has given me His Word to keep me from sin. WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT GOD:
God gives me His Word to keep me from sin. LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE LEARNED:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Why was John baptizing people? (They wanted to show that they were sorry for their sins.) Why did Jesus want John to baptize Him? (Jesus was without sin but he knew that being baptized was part of God’s plan.) Where did Jesus go after His baptism? (he was led into the desert by the Holy Spirit.) How long was He in the desert? (He was there for 40 days and nights.) With what kinds of things did Satan try to tempt Jesus? (First, with food to satisfy His physical hunger in a way that went against God’s plan for Him. Second, with immediate acclaim and worship if Jesus would only try the daring feat of jumping off the temple and being rescued by angels. Third, with worldly power if Jesus would only bow down to him..) How did Jesus resist Satan’s temptations? (he used God’s Word, which He had hidden in His heart, as His sword.) How can we know the difference between right and wrong? (When we know the Word of God, He helps us to understand what is right and wrong.)
Will you begin to work at remembering God’s Word so you can stand strong against temptation? Will you ask God each day to help you say, “No,” when you are tempted to do wrong? Copyright 2008 Berean Baptist Church 309 E County Road 42 Burnsville, Minnesota 55306 952.432.7168
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God Gives Me His Word To Keep Me From Sin
The Temptation of Jesus This Week’s Memory Verse: I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You. Psalm 119:11
January 19, 2014
John was baptizing people who wanted to show they were sorry for their sins. Jesus told John that He would like to be baptized. Jesus didn’t need to be baptized because He had never sinned. John wanted Jesus to baptize him, but, Jesus said that He needed to be baptized in order to complete God’s plan. As Jesus was baptized, can you check the things people saw and heard.
The waters parted The heavens were opened A dove rested on Jesus A voice said, “This is My Son.” The Spirit of God appeared A dove circled around John A voice said, “I am God.” God was pleased with Jesus.
Right after His baptism, Jesus went to the desert. Who went with Him?____________________ (v. 4:1)
_________________ (v. 4:2) __________________ (v.4:2)
How long were they there? What did Jesus eat?
Saturday—This Weeks Puzzle
Monday—Jesus’ Special Baptism
Read Matthew 3:13 & 4:2
Jesus went into the desert for 40 days and nights. What would you be thinking and feeling if you were in the desert for this long?
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Angels Bread Stones Worship
m j f g z h i h f q b t h u z
s I j f c i s q x z d S k x i
Say Psalm 119:11
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baptized desert temple
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n w f w q d b h u p d d B o w
bow resist tempted
Can you find the hidden phrase about repentance?
Friday—Our Response To Temptation
Read Matt 4:10 & James 4:1-2, 7-8
Matthew 13:55 tells us that one of Jesus’ younger brothers was called James. This James is probably the man who wrote the book of James. Look at the verses in chapter 4 of James. What does James mention that happens among people, even in our families? Quarrels Anger
James reminds us that these problems come from our own
d ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ . (James 4:1) Like his older brother, Jesus, James tells us to r ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ the devil. He tells us to come near to God and God will
c ___ ___ ___ n ___ ___ ___
y ___ ___ ___ .
Tuesday—Satan’s First Trick Satan thought Jesus would have a weakness and so he tried to trick Him. Satan tried to trick Jesus into using His special powers when he told Jesus to turn
Read Matthew 4:3-4 & Deuteronomy 8:1-5
____________________________________ into _______________________. Satan wanted Jesus to rely on His powers rather than rely on God’s plan. What did Jesus think about?
Giving into the temptation How hungry He was Scripture He had memorized Arguing with the devil
(James 4:7-8) What did Jesus say to Satan when he tempted Him? “A
___ ___ ___ from Me, Satan! For IT IS WRITTEN: W ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ the Lord your God, and serve Him o ___ ___ ___ .” Jesus began His answer to Satan with the words, “IT IS WRITTEN.” Jesus knew God’s Word by heart! God’s Word was Jesus’ sword to fight against Satan. Have you ever had a time when you were tempted and you wanted to holler, “Get away from me, Satan”? Are you prepared for battle?
Jesus had memorized parts of the Old Testament. Which verse did He use to hold Satan back?
________________ ___ :___ The verse told Satan that Jesus would trust in God. When Jesus was hungry, Satan tempted Him to satisfy His wants and desires so He could feel good. Can you think of a way that you are tempted to satisfy your wants and desires?
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How sharp is your sword?
It’s really dull.
How should you respond to this temptation?
It needs sharpening.
I’m going to work at sharpening it every day!
Have you memorized this weeks verse yet? Do it today!
Read Matt 4:5-7 & Psalm 91:9-14 & Deut 6:14-17
Wednesday—Satan’s Second Trick Even though Satan’s first deceit failed to trick Jesus, he tried another one. This time Satan tried to twist the truth. Look at verse 6 in Matthew 4. Do you think Satan wondered if Jesus was God?
Thursday—Satan Tries Again Satan had tried twice to tempt Jesus, but Jesus was ready for his tricks. Satan decided to try to trick Him one more time. This time Satan lied. He told Jesus he would give Him all the
Read Matthew 4:8-10 & Deut 6:14-17
k______________ of the world if He would b______ down and w_____________ Satan.
Yes Not sure No, He knew Jesus was God
Write down which verse Jesus used? Satan even quoted scripture! What verses from Psalm 91 did he repeat?
D_______________ 6 :___
Satan purposefully left out the first part of the verses. What does the first part of the verses tell us? When we make the
M ___ ___ ___ h ___ ___ ___ our d ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___, He will guard us in all
A favorite verse in Deuteronomy 6 is verse 5. Write it out below.
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our ways. Why wasn’t Jesus fooled?
He was making everything up as he went along. He knew the scriptures. He guessed right. He had memorized important scriptures. He wanted to depend on God.
Which verse did Jesus use in His answer to Satan?
________________ ___ :___
Satan tempted Jesus to bow down to him and have authority over all the kingdoms of the world. In what ways are you tempted to be in control of people or things?
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Satan tempted Jesus to impress people by jumping off the temple. In what ways are you tempted to impress others?
_____________________________________ How should you respond to these temptations?
Have you memorized your verse yet?