5. a. Matthew 4:3, 6 “If you are the Son of God, …”
b. A voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17
Satan attempted to plant doubt in Jesus’ mind, just as he did with Eve when he asked, “Did God really say…”
Matthew 6:25–26 We are tempted to worry about those temporal things—keeping a job, having enough money to pay our bills, comparing ourselves to others and what they have. Many are also tempted to overspend and get themselves into debt because they worship clothing, jewelry, cars, furnishings, entertainment, etc. We can forget that our heavenly father loves us and knows what we need. Many look to the government, family members, or others to meet their needs and wants rather than trusting God.
Acts 4:12 It is popular to believe that all religions lead to the same god. Another common misconception is that if we do enough good things—or at least don’t do too many bad things—we will make it to heaven.
Romans 8:16 Many believe we cannot truly know if there even is a god or if we will go to heaven when we die. They only hope.
2 Corinthians 4:8 Depression and fear run rampant in our society.
1 John 1:9 Religion tends to focus on sin, guilt, and rules rather than the finished work of Christ. Sadly, many who profess Christ are guilty of mixing the old covenant with the new.
Hebrews 2:1 It is so easy to drift away from our first love and grow lukewarm. If we do, our relationship with God suffers.
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