- What can we learn from this passage about the nature of temptation?
Note, e.g., at what times temptation may come, what sort of circumstances the tempter may use (4:2; cf. Mark 14:38), etc.
How does the passage show that temptation is not sin?
- Verses 16-21. Jesus speaks to the people of Nazareth, his own home town.
What does his use of Is. 61:1, 2 teach them of his mission?
Why is the claim of verse 21 so startling
- Verses 22-30. The people were moved but not convinced (verse 22). How did Jesus interpret to them their unspoken thoughts (verse 23), and what did he go no to imply (verses 25-27)?
What made them so angry?