Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

Whose Side Are You On? Luke 11:14-26

Summary: Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the unseen forces of wickedness. Every soldier needs to know who his allies are and who his enemies are. We can learn from Jesus’ words about the prince of demons.

  1. A.   Read Luke 11:14-26. What is this text about?
  1. What kind of battle does the Bible teach us we are in? John 12:31, 14:30, 16:11, Ephesians 2:1-2, 6:12
  1. Who are we up against in the battle? John 10:10, I Peter 5:8, Jude 9, Revelation 12:9
  1. A.   In light of texts we have looked at, and in light of what you know about the people and the world around you, in whose grip is the world and most people? I John 5:19, II Corinthians 4:3-4
  1. In stark contrast to the satanic blindness and bondage we see all around us, what do we, believers in Christ, have? John 5:24, 10:10, 20:31
  1. How is it that we have life in His name? Matthew 20:28, Luke 19:10, I John 3:8
  1. A.   What can be said about every person on the planet? Luke 11:23
  1. You know the end of the game! You can read the end of the book! Have you chosen the winning side? Sometimes do you live as if you do not know the outcome? John 19:30, Colossians 2:15, I John 3:8
  1. What should be our daily activity? Luke 9:23
  1. A.   What is Jesus’ work here on earth all about? Luke 11:14, John 10:10
  1. Jesus liberates! There are three responses to His casting out a demon.

1) Marveling Luke 11:14

2) Accusing of being in league with the devil Luke 11:15

3) Demanding more proof Luke 11:16

  1. Do you see these three responses in the people around you and in yourself?
  1. A.   What was His response to their responses? Luke 11:17-20, Matthew 12:28
  1. What illustration does Jesus use in the next few verses? Who is this strong one? How is he described? What is he guarding? What is the condition of what he is guarding? Who has dominion over this world? Luke 11:21-23, Acts 26:16-18
  1. Who is the stronger one? What does He do to the strong man? Luke 11:22, Revelation 1:8, Colossians 2:15
  1. Whose side are you on? Luke 11:14-23, Isaiah 53:12, Joshua 24:15, Matthew 6:24, I Kings 18:21

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