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Jesus is tempted

Satan tempts Jesus in the wilderness.
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John the Baptist prepares the people of Israel for the coming of the messiah. At this time, Romans govern the largest part of the world. Israel is only a small part of the large Roman Empire… <br/>The Jewish people long for the messiah. In their old books, His coming is predicted by the prophets. He will make Israel great… – Slide 1
But at the river Jordan, John the Baptist points out Jesus as the sacrificial lamb… <br/>‘Look! He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!’ <br/>God’s spirit leads Jesus into the desert… – Slide 2
Jesus is alone in the wilderness for 40 days and nights. He does not eat. He prays. He prepares himself for His task… – Slide 3
Jesus takes on Satan, the invisible ruler of darkness. This enemy of God and mankind rules the world with hatred, sickness and death… <br/>Jesus has to carry out God’s plan. God wants people freed of their fear of condemnation and death… <br/>Yes Father! I want to do what you want! – Slide 4
But Satan puts thoughts into Jesus’ mind to lure Him away from God’s mission… <br/>‘If you are the Son of God, then turn these stones into bread!’ <br/>Jesus: ‘No! It is written in God’s Book: “One does not live by bread alone. One lives by every word God speaks”.’ – Slide 5
Satan: ‘If you are God’s Son, then prove it! Jump off the temple roof. Isn’t it written that the angels will carry you?’ <br/>Jesus: ‘No! It is also written: “You shall not challenge God”.’ – Slide 6
Satan: ‘Look! I will give you all the power on earth. But you have to kneel down before me.’ <br/>Jesus: ‘Leave me Satan! For it is written: “God alone is the One we are to worship and serve”.’ – Slide 7
After that Satan leaves Jesus alone for the time being. Angels come to serve Jesus… – Slide 8
Jesus returns to the province of Galilee where He is from. He is full of God’s Spirit. As He travels, people join Him. They are curious if Jesus is the Messiah. – Slide 9
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