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Holy Spirit pt 2(Temptation, freedom, and the Spirit)

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Temptation of Jesus

Luke 4:1–13 NRSV
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.” Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’ ” Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And the devil said to him, “To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’ ” Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’ ” Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ” When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.
Luke 4:1-13
Question they were to Ponder this last week: How have they seen the spirit manifest himself in your lives
Main Points:
It is Possible to grieve the holy spirit: Rebellion
Jesus Did what he did by the presence and power of the Holy spirit
Having the Holy Spirit is not the absence of temptation, Giving in to Temptation is the absence of the power of the Holy Spirit
Jesus Believes you can walk just like he did. Why do you doubt?
(NIV) (verse to begin)
7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Jesus came to testify to the truth
Truth sets the captives free .
Those that sin are “slaves” to sin. You are NOT free
Jesus Did what he did by keeping in step with the spirit
Spirit is called: The spirit of Truth.
if called the spirit of truth, does it tell truth or lies?
Where the spirit of God is, there is Freedom and now we are being transformed to reflect Christ just like a mirror
Jesus’ temptation
When he returned he returned in δυναμισ
Power- possession of controlling influence; often understood as manifesting influence over reality in a supernatural manner
main story on temptation: Jesus vs Satan from
What are the ways the spirit manifests itself in our lives? How do you know?
He refreshes the people
if we spend our time giving into temptation we will not get to experience the power of the spirit in our lives. We have quenched it

Temptation and the Power of the spirit

Holy Spirit won’t make the choice for you. (Not absent, but you may not listen(possible to grieve it even)
Be filled with Power of Spirit when submit your desires (Jesus tempted in desert)
Spirit is not a self-help but a glorification factory. The ride is unreal
You are made for more than food and sex(fishing example: eyes, mouth, food. Take the one up)
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