This video explains the historical and literary context of Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness. Before discussing the questions below with your life group or reflecting on them on your own, take a moment to re-read Matthew 4:1-11.
1) What was the purpose of Jesus’ time in the Wilderness?
2) In what ways did Satan tempt Jesus in the Wilderness?
3) As we approach the beginning of Lent, are there ways in which we see Satan also tempting us in the same way He tempted Jesus? How so?
4) As you begin to prepare for Lent, do you sense the Holy Spirit prompting you to give up or repent of in your life? What is it and why do you think that is?