Matthew 4:1-4

 What does Matthew mean that Jesus was led by the Spirit? What Spirit?

Into what wilderness was Jesus led?

Is Matthew indicating to us that Jesus went into the wilderness for the purpose of being tempted?

Why would Jesus need to go through an event of being tempted by Satan in this manner?

Was Jesus not hungry during the 40 days and 40 nights that he fasted?

What is fasting?

In the case of Jesus’ fasting for 40 days and 40 nights what would the fasting entail?

Under what law, standard, or direction was the fasting accomplished?

Was the tempter only there at the end of the fasting for 40 days and 40 nights?

Why would Satan tempt Jesus concerning stones being turned to bread?

What does Satan challenge in verse 3?

How does Jesus answer the temptation offered by Satan?

What text is Jesus quoting in verse 4?

What is the correlation between the bread and word of God?

Was Satan just trying to persuade Jesus to eat some bread?

What was the intent of the temptation?

What there is anything wrong with turning stones to bread? Was there anything wrong with turning water to wine?

What would have been wrong with Jesus turning some stones to bread at this time?

If Satan recognized the power that Jesus had to accomplish the miracle, then what was it about Jesus that Satan was challenging?

Go back to the first questions of this study. Why and by whose direction was Jesus fasting in the wilderness?

If Jesus had turned the stones to bread, then by what authority would He have been acting?

If we live by every word from God, then by whose authority do we act?

If we live by every word from God, on whom do we depend (Deut. 8:1-3)?

If Jesus would not turn the stones to bread, on whose word is he acting and depending?