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Did Satan Really Tempt Jesus in the Desert or is There Another Explanation?

We have been reading the feeding of the 5000. While it was a powerful demonstration, in the end it backfired badly. In John 6, the crowd tried to make Jesus king but Jesus explained that he, himself, was the true … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Jesus in the Book of John–without Satan

All four gospels tell the story of the feeding of the 5000. Matthew and Luke follow Mark’s account, but John includes more detail–as though from a separate memory of the event. And John also adds the critical aftermath of the … Continue reading

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Was Satan in the Desert with Jesus?

The story of the temptation of Jesus is very dramatic and insightful, but was Satan really in the desert with Jesus trying to lead him astray in his mission? Let’s consider several factors. The Temptation in the Gospel of John … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Jesus in the Gospel of John

The Gospel of John does not contain the story of the temptation of Jesus in the desert as found in the other gospels. However, it seems to capture the conflict in a different story that describes a crisis in Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Encounter in the Desert Part 4: The Battle

A re-telling of the story of the temptation of Jesus (The name ‘Jesus’ is the New Testament form of ‘Joshua’)  If you have not read Part one, you may wish to begin the story there   Joshua interrupted Benjamin, “Man … Continue reading

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Encounter in the Desert Part 3: The Adversary

A re-telling of the story of the temptation of Jesus (The name ‘Jesus’ is the New Testament form of ‘Joshua’)  If you have not read Part one, you may wish to begin the story there   You might wish to … Continue reading

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Encounter in the Desert Part 2: The Parchment

A re-telling of the story of the temptation of Jesus (The name ‘Jesus’ is the New Testament form of ‘Joshua’)  If you have not read Part one, you may wish to begin the story there   When the sun appeared, … Continue reading

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Encounter in the Desert Part 1: The Cave

A re-telling of the story of the temptation of Jesus (The name ‘Jesus’ is the New Testament form of ‘Joshua’)   In the darkness, Joshua was overcome with alternating emotions of elation and sorrow; euphoria and dread, while chaotic and … Continue reading

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