Wilderness Experience Sermon

Wilderness Experience Sermon

Matthew 4 Sermon

Luke 4:1-14

“Into the wilderness”

2 perspectives

  • Jesus & His followers


So what?

  • Jesus laid the foundation of His relationship with Satan, which is victory
    • Genesis 3:15
  • Jesus was tested for our sake in the wilderness
    • Hebrews 2:17-18
  • Jesus modeled that a human can stand against the temptation of the devil by God’s word and God’s authority
  • Jesus showed that He could be obedient even when God required hard things from Him
  • If Jesus was driven by the Spirit into the wilderness, we can expect to be also
    • John 13:15
    • 1 Corinthians 11:1
    • 1 John 2:6
  • This sermon is important because some of you have been in the wilderness, are in the wilderness are going in the wilderness
    • There is a season of wilderness
      • Ecclesiastes 3
  • Why the wilderness?
    • James 1:2-4
    • 1 Peter 1:6-7 
    • Proverbs 17:3
  • If you are a child of God, you will be led to the wilderness for God’s glory and your good
    • Romans 8:14


What does the text teach us as believers about the wilderness season?

  • Lesson 1- we aren’t sustained and strengthened by food alone, but by God & His word (4)
  • Lesson 2- we are confronted by our idols (5-7)
    • Luke 14:26
  • Lesson 3- we are driven to God alone (8)
  • Lesson 4- we are confronted by our sin (12)
  • Lesson 5- we never let our guard down because the enemy is always looking for an opening (13)
  • Lesson 6- we learn that God uses seasons of wilderness to refill and refocus us (14)
    • 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
jesus in the wilderness

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