Chapter # 4 Paragraph # 1 Study # 3
July 9, 2006
Lincolnton, N.C.

<260> Thesis: Jesus' qualifications to be our Kinsman-Redeemer are rooted in the reality of His absolute commitment to serving the Most High God. Introduction: Last week we considered Luke's record of Jesus' refusal to heed the suggestion that He turn a stone into nourishment for His perishing body. We saw that He did that because He fully embraced the declaration of Scripture that "Life" is not to be found in sacrificing everything just to keep the body alive. There are two issues involved: first, that Jesus fully embraced the teaching of Scripture regarding the priorities concerning physical life reveals that He is qualified to be our Kinsman-Redeemer; and, second, that Jesus lived by that understanding means that we have a lesson to learn. If we allow our bodies to rule us, the qualities of death will be our enduring experience. We will find that there is a continuous erosion of the joy of life as we enthrone "physical satisfaction". This morning we are going to proceed to Luke's record of the second attempt by the devil to get Jesus to rebel against His Father. The record is all about a delusional presentation of the idea that one can "be in control".