Jesus’ words – Matthew 3 – Matthew 4

Jesus words Matthew 3 – Matthew 4

Baptism / Testing

Matthew 3
PT 1
Vs: 15= 15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.

Out of the water
God the Father pronounces

Matthew 4
PT 2
Vs.1 tempted / tested.

What God proclaims, Satan questions…
Enter Satan….
3 points of attack
IF you are Son of God … bread
– Deuteronomy 8:3
Value of testing …. but not too far…. ( Matthew 6:13)

IF you are Son of God….. jump
– Deuteronomy 6:16
Massah ( Ex 17:7)

Trade …. to be worshipped
– Deuteronomy 6:13

Deuteronomy 5
5 Moses summoned all Israel and said:
Hear, Israel, the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them.
….32 So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. 33 Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.


Tempt vs test:

Adams and Eve
God pronounces “ very good” on top of 7 “goods”
Satan immediately goes to work to call God’s Word into question.
A&E fail the test.

Job –
God holding Court
Make pronouncement about Job
Satan calls that into question
Attack follows
Job …. cracks appear in test

Out of water
Son of ???
Israel questions God’s Word of promise…
Israel 40 years in wilderness
Israel fails the test


Matthew 2
Out of the water
God the Father pronounces
Enter Satan to call into question
3 points of attack
– if Son???

Jesus answers have everything to do with who HE is:

And what HE says about us.


Distance from the word
( Ex: what if pew distance )