March 29, 2020
Join us for online worship this Sunday morning and connect with us through live chat. Find us on any of the following:
Instagram Live (smartphone required, login to app required)
Questions to Consider Ahead of Sunday’s Sermon
1. When you think of walking in the way of the Lord, or following God’s way — what comes to mind? What do you think that means? Are there areas of your life that exemplify Trusting God’s Way? Are there areas that do not? If so, what makes trusting God’s way difficult?
2. What about this world can seem more appealing than God’s way of living? Why do you feel caught between the two sometimes?
3. In this week’s passage, we see Jesus being tempted in very specific ways to step outside of God’s plan for His life…of God’s way for His life. What are ways that you are tempted to step outside of God’s way — or God’s best for your life? Where does that lead you? Where has that left you? What would it take to turn in a new direction and trust God’s way for your life? How might Jesus’ faithfulness in His temptation provide hope for you in facing yours?
Scripture for Sunday’s Sermon
1 Then the Spirit led Jesus up into the wilderness so that the devil might tempt him. 2 After Jesus had fasted for forty days and forty nights, he was starving. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “Since you are God’s Son, command these stones to become bread.”
4 Jesus replied, “It’s written, People won’t live only by bread, but by every word spoken by God.”
5 After that the devil brought him into the holy city and stood him at the highest point of the temple. He said to him, 6 “Since you are God’s Son, throw yourself down; for it is written, I will command my angels concerning you, and they will take you up in their hands so that you won’t hit your foot on a stone.”
7 Jesus replied, “Again it’s written, Don’t test the Lord your God.”
8 Then the devil brought him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 He said, “I’ll give you all these if you bow down and worship me.”
10 Jesus responded, “Go away, Satan, because it’s written,You will worship the Lord your God and serve only him.” 11 The devil left him, and angels came and took care of him.
© 2015 Boone United Methodist