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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6252 temptation, and Jesus Christ
6252 temptation, and Jesus Christ

6252 temptation, and Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, like every other human being, knew temptation. However, he never yielded to it. The sinlessness of Christ refers to his obedient refusal to give in to temptation. It does not mean that he did not experience temptation himself.

The temptation of Jesus Christ

Mk 1:13 pp Mt 4:1-10 pp Lk 4:1-13

The temptation to avoid the cross

Mt 16:21-23 pp Mk 8:31-33 See also Mt 26:36-44 pp Mk 14:32-42 pp Lk 22:40-46; Mt 27:39-44 pp Mk 15:31-32 pp Lk 23:36-37 pp Lk 23:39

The temptation to please the crowd

Lk 11:16 See also Mt 12:38-39 pp Lk 11:29; Jn 2:18; Jn 6:30

The significance of the temptation of Jesus Christ

Believers can identify with Jesus Christ in his temptation Heb 2:18

Believers can have confidence in the face of temptation Heb 4:15-16

See also

2075Christ, sinless
2575Christ, temptation

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