As I mention in the sermon, because Lent is designed as a time to dig deep and honestly confront some unknown and/or uncomfortable truths about ourselves, I widen the view of temptation (or testing) in Jesus' life beyond the time in the wilderness, to include the pivotal moment of Peter's confession in which he confesses that Jesus is God's Christ, but goes on to tell Jesus what kind of Christ he must be! Jesus was being tempted (tested) by one of his chief disciples who wanted Jesus to veer from the Messianic path on which God placed him. Remember, Jesus said he would build his church on Peter. But here he says to him,"Get behind me Satan."
Later, as Jesus was crucified, the crowds taunted him with: "If you are the Chosen one of God, save yourself." Jesus just hung there... fulfilling his calling.
Jesus resists the testing of the tempter in the wilderness, in his own church , and through those who mock him as God's Christ. In all these situations, people want him, tempt him, demand him to be the God they want him to be - a projection of their own egos, needs, and aspirations. In our own ways, we still try to make Jesus into our own image and expect him to be a Messiah to fulfill our agendas and not God's.
What do you think?