Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on June 2, 2024 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Big Idea: Jesus triumphed over Satan’s temptations, so we can fight temptation in the power of him who defeated it.

1. The Context of the Temptations [Matthew 4:1–2]

  1. The Preface (“this is my beloved Son” [Mt. 3:17])
  2. The Prompting (“led up by the Spirit”)
  3. The Place (“into the wilderness”)
  4. The Period (“fasted forty days and forty nights”)
  5. The Purpose (“to be tempted by the devil”)
    • Could Jesus Have Sinned? Peccability vs. Impeccability [Heb. 4:15]
    • Temptation from Within vs. Temptation from Without [Jas. 1:12–15]
  6. The Patterns (Adam [Gen. 3:1–7], Israel [Dt. 8:2])

2. The Content of the Temptations [Matthew 4:3–10]

  1. The Test of Provision [Mt. 4:3–4; cf. Dt. 8:3; Mt. 7:9]
  2. The Test of Presumption [Mt. 4:5–7; cf. Ps. 91:11–12; Dt. 6:16; Mt. 27:40]
  3. The Test of Power [Mt. 4:8–10; cf. Dt. 6:13; Mt. 16:23; 28:18; Rev. 11:15]

3. The Conquest of the Temptations [Matthew 4:11]

  1. The Devil’s Defeat [Mt. 12:28–29]
  2. The Angels’ Assistance [Mt. 26:53]
  3. The Savior’s Sufficiency
    • A Model to Follow [1 Cor. 10:13; Jas. 4:7]
    • A High Priest to Help Us [Heb. 2:17–18; 4:14–16]
    • A Redeemer to Rest In [2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pet. 5:8–11]