Sermon: February 7, 2021

Our Champion

Part 1:
“In The Desert of Temptation”

by Michael Lewis

February 7, 2021

Champion: A person has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a completion.

Champion: A person who fights on behalf of another.

Jesus is our champion in every sense of the word.

“Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.”  -Philippians 2:9-10

“Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  -1 Corinthians 15:57

Luke 4:1-13

Insights from the battlefield:

1. Satan twists and lies about the truth.

“Jesus was baptized too.…and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”  -Luke 3:21, 22

2. Satan knows the Bible.
3. Temptation is an assault on our relationship with God.
4. Jesus doesn’t just give us a game-plan; He promises us victory.

Remember this about Our Champion:

1. We all find ourselves at times in the desert of testing.

Our Champion teaches us we can be prepared, preserve , and be protected when temptations comes.

2. We need to let God’s Spirit be our strength.

The presence of Satan doesn’t mean the absence of God.

3. We need to let God’s Word be our wisdom.
4. Jesus doesn’t just give us a game plan; He promises us victory.

“Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.“  -Luke 23:46

“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”  -1 Corinthians 10:13

“We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are — yet was without sin.”  -Hebrews 4:15

“Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.”  -Hebrews 5:18

This entry was posted in Sermons. Bookmark the permalink.