Tempted, Tried, and Triumphant | Dr. Stephen Conley

February 14, 2021 Preacher: Pastor Stephen Series: The Gospel of Mark

Topic: Temptation Scripture: Mark 1:12–13, Matthew 4:1–11

Texts: Mark 1:12-13; Matthew 4:1-11


The Setting of Christ’s Temptation (Mark 1:12-13)

  • Christ’s temptation is set in the wilderness without food or worldly comforts. 
  • Christ’s temptation was Satan’s strategic assault on His mission to the cross.

The Schemes of Satan’s Temptation (Matt. 4:1-11)

  • The temptation of self-sufficiency
  • The temptation of self-preservation
  • The temptation of self-exaltation

The Strategy of Christ’s Triumph over Temptation (Matt. 4:1-11)

  • In each encounter with Satan, Christ wielded the Word of God as His weapon against Satan’s schemes.
  • Like Christ, we must trust in God’s sufficient Word for victory over temptation.

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