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Come And See His Temptation

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March 6, 2022 1:00 am

Come And See His Temptation

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March 6, 2022 1:00 am

We often are tempted to believe the lie that God must not love us, especially when we have unfulfilled desires. Some people think that God always leads His children in easy pathways of blessing when in reality, God often leads His people into the wilderness. That was the case with Jesus, who fasted for forty days only to then face the onslaught of Satan’s attacks, all while in the center of God’s loving will. How does Jesus’ temptation prepare us for what we face?  

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Some people think that God always leads His children in easy pathways of blessing. In reality, God often leads His people into the wilderness. That was the case with Jesus, who first fasted for 40 days and then faced the onslaught of Satan's attacks, all while in the center of God's will.

Why was Jesus tempted of the devil? Stay with us. From Chicago, this is The Moody Church Hour, a weekly service of worship and teaching with Pastor Erwin Lutzer. Today we continue our series on Come and See Jesus, pictures of the Savior that teach us about His mission on earth. Later in our broadcast, Erwin Lutzer will speak on Come and See His Temptation.

Also today, we'll be joined by the incredible Ring of Fire Handbell Ensemble from Hillsboro, Oregon, under the direction of Jason Wells. Pastor Lutzer comes now to open our service. In a moment, we're going to have the opportunity of singing number 59, I Sing the Mighty Power of God. Please take your hymnals and turn to number 59.

Our scripture reading today is by Mary Welchel, the director of our women's ministries. Father, we ask in the name of Jesus, help us to worship you acceptably today. In Jesus' name we pray, amen. In Jesus' name we pray, amen. I sing the goodness of God, that will bring earth and earth alone, before the creatures with His room, and then from house to room. Lord of our wonders, God with strength, let earth and earth provide, with Christ her kingdom of light, and for days above the sky. And from the path of salvation, the peace I've always known, through the cross of Christ and through the snow, I know that from my own, I know that from those I've known, it's ever been a prayer, and everywhere that I'm hanging, the Lord has sent me. Amen. Our scripture reading this morning is from Ephesians 6, beginning in verse 10.

It is in your bulletin, and would you please join me on the bold print. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power, put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, and pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.

With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Who is eternal son, strong in the Lord above, and in his mighty God. Who in the strength of Jesus Christ is more than God above. Who in the strength of Jesus Christ is more than God above. Who in the strength of Jesus Christ is more than God above. Who in the strength of Jesus Christ is more than God above. Who in the strength of Jesus Christ is more than God above. Who in the strength of Jesus Christ is more than God above. Who in the strength of Jesus Christ is more than God above. Who in the strength of Jesus Christ is more than God above. Who in the strength of Jesus Christ is more than God above. The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom then shall I be, whom then shall I be?

The Lord is the strength of my life. Whom then shall I be afraid? Whom then shall I be afraid? Whom then shall I be afraid? Yet will I put my trust in him, for in the time of trouble He shall find me in his Son of God.

In the secret places of his marriage shall he find me, and set me up above the rock of snow. The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom then shall I be, whom then shall I be?

The Lord is the strength of my life. Whom then shall I be afraid? Whom then shall I be afraid? Isn't that a marvelous scripture that was sung? Psalm 27, the Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? And a reminder of the fact that if we really do trust in him, our fears can be laid aside. Thank you so much, choir.

Thank you. When we came to the Chicago last time, we had the chance to play here, worship with you Sunday morning. And the kid said, Kelly, anyone else here three years ago? I think Kelly's an all new kid.

We have quite a turnover every couple of years. And Kelly said, are we going back to Moody? We had such a special time.

So thank you for welcoming us again. But this is Kevin McChesney's Capriccio. He shared with us, he said in the beginning of this piece, I imagine angels around the throne of God in this incredible moment of worship. But he said in the middle, I imagine those same angels looking down as Christ is hanging on a cross and the horror of that moment. And I think you'll sense that in the piece.

But he doesn't leave it there. He ends it with the good news of the resurrection and explodes into celebration. Kevin McChesney's Capriccio. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Thank you. I can't even begin to think of the practice, that's what I was thinking of, that it would take to be able to play that way and to get it all right and to know which bell to pick up and when and how hard to ring it and how hard to hit it. What a marvelous example, not only of gorgeous music but of cooperation and coordination. And that certainly is something that is an amazing wonder what young people can do today.

They're smarter than they were when I was their age, I can tell you that. When I mention the word temptation, I think that all of you would agree that we intuitively understand what it is and all of us at times have fallen into temptation. Temptation of one kind or another. When I was in high school, I had a friend who always said that there's only one thing I can't resist and that is temptation. What is temptation? Well, temptation is the opportunity for us to pursue and to fulfill what might be a legitimate need but to do so illegitimately and wrongly. That's what temptation is. There's nothing wrong with you desiring to get a good grade in school but if you get that good grade and cheat, you've fallen into temptation.

Nothing wrong with loving and being loved and wanting to be loved, nothing wrong with that. But if we have wrong relationships or fulfill those desires with the wrong person, then, of course, we've sinned. We've fallen into temptation. Nothing wrong with wanting to earn money but greed is sin. It was Martin Luther who said that we can't prevent birds from flying overhead but we can prevent them from making a nest in our hair. What he meant was temptation itself may not be wrong. It's not the problem. In fact, as we shall see today, we are led into temptation but succumbing to temptation, the wrong decision in temptation.

That's another story. Are you troubled by the fact that the Bible says in chapter 4, verse 1 of Matthew, and that's our text today, by the way, please turn to it. Are you troubled that it says in Matthew, chapter 4, verse 1, that Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil? He had just heard the wonderful words, you are my beloved son in whom I'm well pleased. Those beautiful words had been said. The baptism and then, there's the word, the Spirit drives Christ.

It's even stronger than led. The Spirit drives Christ into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. You say, well, God doesn't tempt anybody.

That is true. He does not solicit anyone to evil but God does test us and furthermore, it wasn't God soliciting Jesus to evil here. It was Satan. But God brought Jesus to the place of temptation. Does he bring you sometimes to the place of temptation?

Do temptations come your way? Jesus is known in the Bible, 1 Corinthians, chapter 15, as the last Adam or the second Adam. The first Adam was in a gorgeous paradise with all of his needs met and he sinned. Jesus, the second Adam, is in a wilderness where none of his needs are met and he overcomes the serpent, the devil. The first Adam is in a place where he has everything going for him. The second Adam is in a place where nothing is in his favor and yet he stands against the devil. The first Adam became the head of a whole new race and everyone now who participates and is born into the kingdom of the first Adam is born into the kingdom as a loser.

Jesus also stands at the head of a brand new race of born-again people and whoever becomes a member of that kingdom becomes a winner thanks to Jesus. So here in the desert, God places Jesus in a place where Jesus and the devil are going to tough it out. A couple of facts that we should know about this temptation. First of all, temptation of course has a purpose. Jesus was led of the spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.

What is the purpose? First of all, I'm going to give you the devil's purpose and I'm going to give you God's purpose. The devil's purpose in temptation always is to draw us away from God. It is to cut our fellowship off from God and the devil does that with sin. And what he wants to do is to bring out the worst in us. He wants to draw us into a situation where that which is the worst comes out where we believe that we are too far gone for God to care about us or to love us so that we keep on going the devil's direction. And that's why he is called the diabolos which means the accuser because he even accuses us about sins that have been forgiven but also he is called Apollyon and that word Apollyon means the destroyer. He comes to destroy, to do evil.

That's his purpose. God has an entirely different purpose. God's purpose in temptation is to bring out the best in us and to give us an opportunity that we love God more than our passions. We love God more than having our needs met. We love God so supremely that we will choose in his favor when we are faced with that decision and we will make a tough choice even if it hurts and does not seem in the short run to be profitable.

When we are faced with temptation and if we make the right choice, if we make God's choice, God is glorified, Jesus receives honor, character is built and the cause of Christ is advanced. That's God's intention. Why do you think it says in Genesis God did tempt Abraham? The Hebrew word actually means God tested Abraham. God says Abraham, sacrifice your son. What God was saying is I know that you really love Isaac.

You are absolutely in love with this boy but do you love him more than you love me, God is asking. So God says I'm going to test you to see where your loyalties lie. Temptation has a purpose. Secondly, temptations are diverse.

They are diverse, they come in many different forms. Now the bottom line is Satan's desire is always, always to make sin to look good to us. And what he'll do is he'll make it look good to us and if he can make it to look good to us, our minds begin to rationalize so that sin not only looks good but right to us. So we say this is the right thing to do and we encase our actions with all kinds of rationalizations.

Usually looking at other people and saying well look at what they've done, this isn't too bad. And what Satan does is he uses lures because he himself always must remain hidden. If he came to us in a fury we'd be terrified but as long as he's not there, as long as he uses disguise we do not fear him.

It's very important to him. Hunters will tell you this is true about animals. In the first apartment that Rebecca and I lived we learned early on when we had a mouse problem that we did not solve it when the mice saw us. I won't go into detail but what we needed to do is to get a trap and it would be there whether we were physically present or not. And what we needed to do for the mouse is to put some cheese on that trap. That's all we wanted him to want and desire is the cheese because we knew that he didn't understand all this business of springs and wood and steel.

And we turned out to be right he didn't understand it. When you want to kill a bear what do you do? You use a trap.

You yourself get away and you let the trap do the work for you and you use meat. Satan has as many lures as there are interests among Americans except that what he does is he concentrates on a few that he knows are most successful. But listen to me carefully behind the trap is the trapper and behind the lie is the liar. What he wants to do is to put ideas in our minds that we think are our own so that we won't fear them. You've heard me say that when Ananias and Sapphira were having breakfast and eating their bagel and the idea occurred to them to lie about the price of the land if Satan had come into their kitchen they would have been terrified and they'd have told the truth.

But because they talked about it and because they thought it was their idea they thought that this deceit need not be feared. And that's what the devil wants us to do. He wants us to think that the consequences are controllable and they're in our hands. Well what kind of temptations did he give to Jesus? You'll notice that first of all Jesus is fasted for 40 days and 40 nights and is hungry and the tempter comes to him verse 4 and said if you're the Son of God command these stones to become loaves of bread. Now you must understand that Greek scholars tell us that it's not as if Satan is doubting that Jesus is the Son of God.

The idea is if you are the Son of God and you are then command these stones to be bread. Satan was not questioning whether Jesus was the Son of God. What he wanted Jesus to do is to fulfill a legitimate need illegitimately. Was there anything wrong with Jesus creating bread?

No. Later on he's going to do it for 5,000 people in one stretch. But this was not God's time to eat and this was not the way he was to satisfy his desires. So Satan says now I'm questioning God's love. You say that God loves you, huh? If God loves you why are you hungry?

Tell me that. Comes to us and says if God loves you why are you single? If God loves you why didn't that work out? Look at the love of God. What does the love of God mean when you're starving in a desert and there's no food?

Satan comes that way. And you'll notice that he's using now the desires of the body, the lust of the flesh and Jesus says to him it is written man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Does the devil say oh you win Jesus? One verse of scripture and I am out of here.

No. You know what he says? You're going to quote scripture, huh?

I can play your game too. I'll quote it too. Comes to him in verse five then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him if you're the son of God throw yourself down. You quoted a verse?

I'll quote one. He will command his angels concerning you and on their hands they will bear you up lest you strike your foot against a stone. There's a verse for you Jesus. So what he comes is with a scripture. It was customary in those days for false messiahs to do something spectacular like that. Say that I'm going to jump down or I'm going to do this and he's saying if you're the messiah I'm appealing to your pride now. Everybody will see you jump down and live and they'll say that you're the messiah do it Jesus.

You know I need to pause here and throw in a parenthesis. We live in a time when there is so much heresy on television by many television evangelists. Not all of them but some of them who are receiving these special words from heaven. Verses of scripture taken out of context. Can't you almost see somebody saying oh you know what the Lord just showed me? You know the Lord just showed me that based on Psalm 91 you know we could jump from the pinnacle of the temple he catches.

Hallelujah. Not knowing that scripture out of context unbalanced rested out of its proper hermeneutical context can be heresy. So the devil comes and says you're using the Bible Jesus? Oh use the Bible.

Let me ask you something today. Has the Bible ever been used to justify foolish silly things including sin? The answer is yes of course it's been used. Some people say well he misquoted scripture he left out a phrase he will keep you quote in all your ways. I thought about that I'm not so convinced as others that the devil here deliberately did that. He may have just his memory might have skipped a cog there and he missed a phrase something like schools students sometimes do when they're quoting scripture. Maybe there's significance there but but my point is he's using the Bible to say Jesus do something spectacular but Jesus would have no part in cheap sensationalism and to try to glorify himself and to do something spectacular.

Wasn't it in one of the musicals where it says if you're the son of God you know walk across pilot swimming pool. Jesus isn't into that kind of silliness. So then the devil Jesus says to him again verse 7 underline the little word again. Again Jesus keeps quoting scripture too. You shall not put the Lord your God to the test. You know you're not going to ask Jesus to act presumptuously based on a text taken out of context. Verse 8 the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and all their glory and he said to him all these I will give you if you fall down and worship me.

Wow takes your breath away. Jesus said to him begone Satan for it is written you shall worship the Lord your God only and him also only you shall serve. I can imagine the devil saying I'm not asking about service I'm asking about worship and Jesus is saying whoever you serve you do worship you know. I don't know how the devil did this but it's possible that he actually in some way was able to show Jesus all the kingdoms of the earth maybe the pyramids of Egypt maybe the acropolis which was of course already standing in Athens the glories of Rome and he says all these things I will give you just worship me and you can have them. You see the devil understood Psalm 2 very well because in Psalm 2 God says I'm going to take my son and I'm going to make him son over the kingdoms he shall rule over the nations and so the devil is saying what you need to do is not to go to the cross take a shortcut worship me and you can have it all now.

Don't worry about the future. The future has too much pain it is too much hurt you can get it at this moment just worship me. If Jesus had succumbed to this temptation of course instead of redeeming the world he'd have ended up joining the world and you and I would not be redeemed if Jesus had done this. But what Satan says to us today in this last temptation is in a sense a culmination of all of them what he's saying is what you can do is you can have it today today and don't worry about tomorrow. One day I was counseling a man who was leaving his wife for another woman and I warned him of the consequences and he said I'll have what I want today and deal with the devil tomorrow.

Wow all right so you will so you will and tomorrow is going to be dark and bleak and damning. About six weeks ago a Christian man left his wife to be with another one another woman and I happen to be privy to some of the things that are going on thanks to the internet I've received some email from this man's counselor and because I know that you have no clue who this person is he lives in an entirely different part of the United States of America. I've been listening to what this counselor has been saying and I agree with the counselor so I'll give you a little bit of the a little bit here of what is going on and then I'm going to give my own summary of the situation. Basically what the man is saying is this for 21 years I have had a loveless marriage. I've been serving the Lord I've been teaching the word and I am unfulfilled.

Now suddenly I find somebody a soul mate with whom I have that sense of connection and fulfillment and joy and exhilaration and euphoria and I basically have been in a desert I find an oasis and now you tell me to go back into that desert. Even his children this this brings tears to my eyes. His children have gone to him and said dad please come back home. But he said this how do I choose between lack of fulfillment over here serving Jesus like I did for 21 years and I'm not fulfilled and fulfillment over here you only go around once in life if I miss this opportunity it'll be forever missed. That's his argument.

You know I think it's time that somebody stood up and said this. We in the Christian faith sometimes give people the illusion that if you follow Jesus you're always going to be fulfilled and everything is always going to turn out good. Now some of us project that because for some of us it is true. I thank God today that I am fulfilled in my marriage and I am fulfilled in my ministry. But thank you.

I wake up every morning excited about what I have to do and how I thank God for my wife Rebecca who stands with me. But listen to me carefully. It's time somebody said this. For some people following the will of God may be a desert. For Jesus it was a desert and it is better for you to be in the desert without food and hunger where there is endless sand than to fulfill yourself illegitimately outside of the will of God.

Because I think that what Satan does is this. He takes 10 years and he makes that 10 years sound like an eternity and then he takes eternity and he tries to shrink it down into maybe one year saying have it now. And what we need to say is it is better to be in the desert in the will of God than to be in paradise outside of the will of God.

You might not get it now. But eternity is coming. There is a heaven to be gained. There are rewards and there is faithfulness. And I'll tell you what will happen to that man. His fulfillment and his wonderful experience will last for a year or two and then all of the bills are going to start to come due and all of the dominoes are going to fall and all of the influence is going to be great among his children and among those who knew him and future generations are going to be affected by his sin. But he can't see that now because what he's saying is I want it now. If we are talking to Jesus, Jesus would say, you know, when you follow the will of God it might not just be a long desert where your needs aren't met.

Who knows, it might also be a cross. It might be dying in a place where you are misunderstood and misinterpreted and where you're spat upon and where you go through all that. Sometimes that is the will of God and you don't get it now. But you remain faithful because you know that eternity is coming. The devil says to Jesus, have it now.

Some of you listening to this needed this message today. You may be contemplating to make a decision that is sinful but you say I have needs, I have desires and I need it now. No, you don't. If it is sinful, you don't need it now. Jesus proves you don't need it now. Be faithful even in a desert without food. Well, how do we overcome the devil?

Temptation is resistible very quickly today. First of all, the word of God. It is written. The devil comes back saying it is written.

You keep saying it is written. But it's not just quoting a verse. This is proof of the fact that you can quote a verse at the devil and he isn't necessarily going to flee and I'll tell you why. If there's sin in your life, he's going to say who are you to tell me what the Bible says?

The power of the word is that when we ourselves are under the authority of the word, then we can exercise the power of the word. Then we can say be gone Satan. Some of you if you said to him be gone Satan, he'd say yeah well what about all this in your life and what about all that in your life?

You think I'm going to run when I've got so much of you? But certainly the word of God is absolutely necessary and listen to me carefully. You know it's not if you're not learning the word of God and reading the word of God regularly, you're not going to be ready for the devil when he comes anyway. You know you can't when the devil comes, you can't say oh you know where's a concordance to find a verse. Jesus had all of this in his heart and he was able to say be gone for it is written. I've often had to do that and sometimes I've had to repeat a verse many, many, many times before peace came to my heart and I was convinced that the devil finally left. You know what it says in the Gospel of Luke?

Very same story. It's in Luke chapter 4. It says that Jesus, the devil left him, catch this, waiting for a more opportune time.

Don't ever think this was the end of it. And angels ministered to him. Sometimes you know we make light of angels but there are angels. I think that we should not speak about them disrespectfully and some of us have done that. I think I've been guilty of that. I received a letter about two weeks ago and I don't know whether or not this person is here but he wanted me to know that when it was crossing Clark Street it was as if a presence just took him and pushed him away from an oncoming car and he said Pastor Lutzer I just want you to know that there are angels out there guarding the people who come to Moody Church.

Well that's certainly possible isn't it? Aren't they ministering spirits and forth to minister to those who are heirs of salvation? And only heaven will reveal the number of times angels have ministered to us in our need. So first of all the word of God. Secondly the work of God. You should be absolutely convinced of the triumph of Jesus over the enemy. It says in Colossians that he disarmed all principalities and powers.

I love that. That's actually what the Greek says. He disarmed them. He rendered them neutral. You say well the devil's certainly not neutral today. Yes he's out on bail.

He's only out on bail and doing a lot of trouble but his end is absolutely certain. And the reason he hates us so much is because we're going to be exalted above the realm over which he once ruled. It's very clear we're going to be above the angels. We have to be because they can't be brothers of Christ. Years ago you know I preached a series of messages on Satan which are in the book entitled The Serpent of Paradise where that was explained. So he has this fury but we have to be convinced that when Jesus Christ triumphed over him it was a genuine triumph and all things are now under his feet and that when Jesus died on the cross it was as if he took that serpent and just took his heel and just ground his head into the dirt. That's what Jesus did on the cross. Are you convinced of that today?

You have to believe it and act on it so that we can attack him from the standpoint of strength. Then third there's the people of God. We can't get out of these things alone especially once Satan has ravished us and he's had his day with us and there are certain habits and sins and addictions. We need the people of God to pray for us to hold us accountable and to help us because the warfare is intense and you've heard me say it before that it's possible for you to slip into a pit without anyone's help but maybe you can't get out alone so you have the body of Christ. Finally we also have the purposes of God in this. Now let's think back over the passage that we've just looked at especially temptation number three.

Catch this now. Satan is talking to Jesus and he's saying Jesus if you bow down and worship me I will give you the kingdoms of this world. I have to look at the text and ask myself this question. Did he really have a right to give Jesus the kingdoms of this world?

I don't think so. You say well you know he's the God of this world. Yeah he's the God of this world. But I want you to know today that whatever he does he does only by the supervision and direct intervention of God.

It was not his right to give Jesus the kingdom. You've come today as a visitor some of you have come far away as you know and you've often wondered to yourself how strong is the devil? Thank God that you are here today because you're going to finally hear an answer to that question.

Aren't you glad you came? I'll tell you exactly how strong he is. He is as strong as God allows him to be and not one whit more.

That's how strong he is. I think he was bluffing. It's God who has the right to give the kingdoms of this world to whomever he will and if Satan is the God of this world he rules under God's authority and God says to him go this far but not that far and ultimately he knew that the kingdoms of the world were not his to give. Listen to me. When he comes to us with temptation he inflates the value of what he can give us.

So you know if you follow this you'll have these desires fulfilled. You'll have this, you'll have this enjoyment and he makes that to be such a big thing. Listen, the true enjoyments of the world are not for his to give to anybody. Many years ago J.B. Phillips wrote a book entitled Your God is Too Small. I think somebody ought to write a book entitled Your Satan is Too Big because there are some people you know who make Satan out to be some kind of a almost equal with God that you don't quite know in your own life who's going to win or who has the capacity to win. We give him too much credit. We give him too much authority because of the way in which we speak about him.

Yes he is powerful but his power is limited by the authority and the power and the dynamism and the purposes of God and let's hear that. Amen. As many of you know I have more than simply passing interest in the Reformation in Europe and I've been in the Koberg Castle which is where Luther was holed up you know during the time when the Augsburg Confession was being written and he couldn't go because he was a fugitive and he paced back and forth wondering whether or not Melanchthon was going to do the right thing and there's some debate as to whether or not Melanchthon did the right thing. We've also been of course in the Wartburg Castle.

It is those huge castle and I'll tell you the Koberg is huge acres and acres and acres. It's in that kind of a context that Luther wrote the hymn a mighty fortress is our God. We all love the hymn and in a moment we're going to be singing the hymn but listen to me carefully. I love that third stanza.

I love it. And though this world with devils filled should threaten to undo us we will not fear for God hath willed his truth to triumph through us the prince of darkness grim we tremble not from him his rage we can endure for lo his doom is sure one little word shall fell him and that little word is J-E-S-U-S Isn't that wonderful? As we go through our lives in the days ahead confess your sins come clean before God don't give the devil a foothold stand in the authority of Christ and when we do his rage we can endure when he reminds you of your past that's been forgiven remind him of his future his rage we can endure for lo his doom is sure one little word shall fell him.

Let's pray. Father we ask in the name of Jesus that you will help us to understand and beware of the wiles of the devil because he walks about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. There's some people listening to this message who have already been devoured and are being devoured Father we rebuke that in the name of Jesus and some Lord who we're going through a time of deep distress and the devil is somehow involved all in it we stand against all of his schemes all of his intentions all of his desires against us and against this church help us to walk in the victory of the triumphant one and some of you who've never received Christ as Savior as I'm speaking to you now you know that you can embrace him as yours the triumphant one who died on the cross and was raised again as your very own and then you're on the winning side of the devil's conflict. Cause all that to happen Father we pray in your grace in Jesus name. Amen.

Amen. And let's turn to hymn number 26 and let's sing all the stanzas and sing it like we've never sung it before a mighty fortress is our God let's all stand to sing as we sing it. On today's Moody Church Hour Pastor Lutzer brought a message on Come and See His Temptation the second of eight pictures of the life of Christ in a series entitled Come and See Jesus.

Next week we'll see how Jesus called the men who would follow him for three years. Join us for Dr. Lutzer's message Come and See His Disciples. Our eight part series on Come and See Jesus can be yours on CD for a gift of any amount to The Moody Church Hour.

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