A Unique
Son/Savior
Luke 3:21-4:13
DISCUSSION GUIDE
1. Why would Jesus see the need to be baptized by
John with all of the other people? (Luke 3:21)
He was demonstrating great humility and an
example of a public declaration of commitment to
God.
DISCUSSION GUIDE
2. How was Jesus’ baptism unique? (Luke 3:21-22)
a. The heavens opened.
b. The Holy Spirit descended on Him like a
dove.
c. God spoke from heaven.
d. God endorsed Jesus as His only Son.
DISCUSSION GUIDE
3. When God referred to Jesus as His
“Beloved Son,” the Greek word used
(agaphtos) means “pertaining to one
who is the only one of his or her
class.” In what unique ways does
Jesus minister to you?
DISCUSSION GUIDE
4. Both Matthew and Luke list genealogies of
Christ. Why are they different?
Matthew runs from Abraham to Christ and Luke
runs from Christ back to Abraham. Luke’s
genealogy traces the physical ancestors of Christ
through Mary and Matthew traces the kingly line
of Christ through Joseph.
DISCUSSION GUIDE
5. Jesus was 30 years old when He
began His ministry. What does
this say to you about serving?
DISCUSSION GUIDE
6. Why does Luke refer to Adam as the “Son of
God?” (v. 38)
This was not saying that Adam was divine but
that he was directly formed by God in God’s
image.
DISCUSSION GUIDE
7. Why would Jesus have to endure this
temptation experience? (Luke 4:1-13)
It was an opportunity for Him to realize His
unique power over Satan to resist his temptation.
DISCUSSION GUIDE
8. Satan tempted Jesus at the point
of His greatest weakness, hunger
(the flesh). What “fleshly” desires
most tempt you? (Luke 4:1-4)
DISCUSSION GUIDE
9. Next Satan tempted Jesus with
worldly desires by showing all of the
kingdoms that could be His (the lust
of the eyes). How do your eyes get
you in trouble? (Luke 4:5-8)
DISCUSSION GUIDE
10. Next Satan tempted Jesus
with pride. How does pride
tempt you? (vs. 9-12)
DISCUSSION GUIDE
11.
How did Christ combat Satan?
He quoted Scripture.
DISCUSSION GUIDE
12. If you had to quote Scripture to
combat temptation, how well
would you do?
DISCUSSION GUIDE
13.
What is the significance of the Devil
departing in (v. 13)?
Jesus had power over Satan and so do we if we
rely on the Holy Spirit.
DISCUSSION GUIDE
14. Read (1 Corinthians 10:13).
What does this verse really mean
for your life? How can you claim
this verse this week?
Practical Steps for Defeating Temptation
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Realize it’s not a sin to be tempted
Believe that you can resist all temptation
Understand your temptations are not
unique to you
Practice biblical exhortation to defeat
temptation
Deal with temptation positively not
negatively
Troy Polamalu
Temptation
Sex
Food
Money
Alcohol
Power
Men
50%
29%
14%
7%
2%
Women
22%
56%
15%
2%
2%
Source: “Temptation Calling” USA Today, 3/9/10, survey of 3000 U.S. adults
John M. Eades
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