Identify and Substitute
Passage: Matthew 3:13– 4:11
Text: Matthew 3:13-4:11
Title: Identify and Substitute
The encouraging truth: Jesus identifies with us as humans.
Temptation 1: Prioritize God's gifts over God Himself.
Temptation 2: Interpret God through your circumstances rather than God's Word.
Temptation 3: Pursue good things the wrong way.
The encouraging truth: Jesus identifies with us in temptation.
The deeper truth: Jesus came as our substitute.
Root of temptation: doubting God is good and that He loves you.
Message Summary: Jesus identifies with us sinners, and becomes our substitute to free us from the power of sin.
1) Seek God for counsel and comfort.
2) When fighting temptation and sin, focus on what Jesus has done for you and not trying to overcome your sin.
1) In Christ, there's nothing I can do to make God love me any more or any less.
2) God is all I need for everlasting joy.
3) As God has been to me- so I will be to others.
4) I will measure God's love by the cross and God's power by the resurrection.