Worship God Alone
U1 – The Temptation of Jesus – Matthew 4: 1-10
Key Words: Worship, Temptation, Idols, Self
- What is the significance of these temptations taking place at the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry?
- It has been suggested that each temptation seeks to divert Jesus from his path to the cross; how does each temptation both expedite and compromise his mission?
- Is there anything wrong with turning stones to bread?
- How is this different than when he later multiplies loaves and fishes to feed the masses?
- What would have been so wrong with Jesus throwing himself from the pinnacle of the Temple in full view of everyone to reveal who he was without a shadow of doubt?
- How would this have changed his path?
- What is the response of Jesus to the final temptation?
- Is the real issue here the worship or seeking of God verses the worship or seeking of self?
- Why is only God worthy of worship?
- Why do people seek and serve things that are less than God and not truly worthy of worship?
- Is the worship or service or seeking of other things besides God ultimately the worship of self?
- Approach all scripture prayerfully open