Concordia Theological Monthly

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evil, temptation, sixth petition, prayer

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Downtown in the park, where people rest or loiter or stand in groups to air their opinions and to match mind with mind, an insolent mouth blurted out the blasphemous derision: "Jesus Christ is a sinner. He was tempted as we are. He permitted Himself to be tempted by Satan and played with hell-fire as every sinner does. He tempted His own friend Philip, and temptation is a sin.” Immediately he heard the rebuke: "Jesus Christ did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth. He was tempted like as we are, yet: without sin." The testimony of many was refreshing, and their sharp reproof from the Scripture silenced the blasphemer.


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Matthew 6:13; Luke 11:4; John 6:6; 1 Peter 4:12-13; Luke 18:18; Psalm 73:23-26; Romans 5:3-5; James 1:12-13; Job 2:10; Hebrews 12:11; James 5:1; John 16:33; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Psalm 73:18-19; Romans 1:24;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars