The Temptation of Jesus Christ

Christian Religious Studies SSS 3 First Term

Week 2

Topic: The Temptation of Jesus Christ

Performance objectives

The student should be able to:

1. Define temptation

2. Ways of overcoming temptation

3. Significance of each of the three temptations Jesus


Meaning of temptation

Temptation means to persuade or entice a person to do something wrong or unwise.


Synoptic account of the temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1 – 11, Mark 1:12 – 13, Luke 4:1 – 13)

The account of the temptation of Jesus was recorded by the three synoptic gospel writers: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. They all recorded that after baptism, Jesus was led into the wilderness where he fasted for 40 days. There he was tempted by the devil. However, Mark did not give detailed.... View More

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