Your Advocate, Jesus Christ

from the series Sojourn: Toward an Enduring City

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  • By:
    Paul Goebel
    1 Peter 5:8-9; Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 22:31-32
    1 Peter 5:8-9; Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 22:31-32
    Order of Worship
  • 1 Peter 5:8-9

    8Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

    Matthew 4:1-11

    The Temptation of Jesus

    4Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread." 4But he answered, "It is written,

    "'Man shall not live by bread alone,but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

    5Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,

    "'He will command his angels concerning you,'


    "'On their hands they will bear you up,lest you strike your foot against a stone.'"

    7Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'" 8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9And he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me." 10Then Jesus said to him, "Be gone, Satan! For it is written,

    "'You shall worship the Lord your Godand him only shall you serve.'"

    11Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

    Luke 22:31-32

    Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial

    31"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,The Greek word for you (twice in this verse) is plural; in verse 32, all four instances are singular that he might sift you like wheat, 32but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."