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Lesson 5: Jesus is the Sinless Savior

Big Idea: Jesus can help you obey God when you are tempted.

Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13; Romans 5; Hebrews 2; 4

Memory Verse: “For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” -Hebrews 2:18 ESV

Word Up!: Jesus wins!

Series 3 Lesson 5 RECAP:

This week’s lesson was about Jesus’ temptation by Satan in the wilderness and how Jesus overcame temptation by the Word of God.

Sin first entered the world because of one man’s disobedience. Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned.” As a consequence, all of mankind was and is affected by sin.

Before the fall of man, Adam and Eve enjoyed unbroken fellowship with the Lord in the Garden of Eden. The Lord desires fellowship with each of us, but sin separates us from a holy and perfect God. And the good news is that Jesus, the Savior, made the way for us to be restored in our fellowship with the Lord because of His death, burial, and resurrection. The promise of the Savior was given in Genesis 3:15 “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.“

It was Satan in the Garden of Eden who tempted Eve; and she, along with her husband, Adam, disobeyed God and His one rule. Genesis 2:16-17 “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, you may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Man failed in three ways: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the boastful pride of life. (See Genesis chapter 3.) 1 John 2:16 “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.” Jesus overcame these same three temptations by the Word of God. (See Matthew 4:1-11.)

This week’s lesson theme was “Jesus wins!” And truly He has won and if we have put our trust in Him, we are recipients and benefactors because He won against sin and temptation! Being tempted is not a sin, but giving into temptation is a sin.

Our memory verse was Hebrews 2:18 “For because He Himself has suffered when tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.”

If you have believed in Jesus as your Savior, Jesus can help you obey God when you are tempted. God the Holy Spirit helps you by reminding you what God says in His Word. Therefore, it is important to have the Word of God (the Bible). And since you will not always have the Bible next to you, it is important to memorize God‘s Word to be able to fight sin and temptation.

Jesus, our High Priest, intercedes for us to help us fight sin and temptation. (See Hebrews 4:14-16.) Also, we have a great cloud of witnesses cheering us on. (See Hebrews 12:1-2.) It is important to talk to Jesus when you are tempted and He is ready and willing to help you!