The entire cast and crew are together to discuss Jesus’ temptation in the Garden of Gethsemane. What is the nature of temptation, what are the Christological distinctions to be made in these passages, and how are Jesus’ temptations different from our own?


Intro + Parrallel temptations in Luke [0:00 – 7:50]

The difference of the temptation passages portrayed in the Gospels [7:50 – 11:28]

Differences between, ‘trial,’ ‘testing,’ and ‘temptation’ [11:28 – 14:06]

The unique temptation to break vocation [14:06 – 22:30]

The paradigmatic context of Israel’s temptations [22:30 – 25:00]

The corporate emphasis on temptation [25:00 – 27:06]

Differentiating between Jesus’ temptations and our own + Conclusion [27:06 – 38:22]

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Finally, as always, follow DerekAndrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy Motte for his sound editing work. And thanks to The Joy Eternal for lending us their music, which everybody should download out of gratitude for their kindness.

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Posted by Caleb Wait

Caleb Wait (MATS, Westminster Seminary California) is a writer and the producer of Mere Fidelity. He and his wife Kristin have two children and live in Northern California. You can follow him on Twitter @calebwait and he invites you to email him at

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