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February 28, 2010

The lesson on February 28, 2010 continued this series with part five and opens with the scripture reading in Matthew 4:1-11 KJV “1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. 5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.”  The devil has created the fear that attacks Christians.  There are two world views that we can follow, the one fostered by the natural man or the one promoted by the new man.  If we are using the new man as a basis for our world perspective, we use the tools that God has given us with scripture, prayer, and fellowship as the spiritual vitamins for a healthy walk.  The devil’s playground is the natural man and that is where he uses fear to overwhelm the new man.  This lesson has a handout that has an exposition on Proverbs 29:25 KJV “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.” This exposition was from a Commentary on Proverbs by Charles Bridges.  The fear of man brings a snare!  We are to bold for Christ and the devil is our enemy.  God has a purpose and a plan that we are part of.  Faith is the key but faith in faith is pointless.  Faith comes by hearing the word of God.  Our Lord is a perfect example of the antidote to the attack of fear in His response to the devil when He was tempted.  This lesson continues this series.



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