In this passage, Luke introduces the preaching and teaching ministry of Jesus. He does not emphasize Jesus’ miracles, but draws our attention to his teaching. To do this, he chooses an episode from Jesus’ ministry in Galilee, when he came to his hometown of Nazareth. I want you to notice three aspects of Christ’s ministry:
The Spirit’s Power upon Jesus’ Teaching (vv 14-15)
The Messianic Anointing of for Jesus’ Teaching (vv 16-21)
The Familiar Rejection of Jesus’ Teaching (vv 22-30)
We can learn much here about temptation, and we will. But this is not so much about the nature of temptation as it is about the victorious obedience and submission of the son of God to the will of the Father. In fact, the Devil’s basis for temptation is Christ’s identity as the son of God.v3: If you are the son of God… v9: If you are the son of God. How did Jesus prove himself to be the son of Godin his temptations?