Afterthoughts | March 1, 2020

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SERIES TITLE: SUPERNATURAL

SERMON TITLE: “Demonic Activity”

SCRIPTURE: Mark 5:1-20


On Sunday afternoons at the Cutchins’ home, we usually have some early afternoon coffee, and find ourselves discussing the morning message. “AFTERTHOUGHTS is our way of sharing the conversation and discussion with you. In each post, we will ask five questions to spark discussion over a cup of coffee.

 

DISCUSSION STARTER QUESTIONS

 

  • What stood out to you?
  • What did you think needs more discussion?
  • What were your biggest takeaways?
  • What did you find most challenging?
  • Why did you think this message was important?

REVIEW: What Jesus can do changes your entire life and eternity

QUESTION: Have you ever wondered if demonic activity is real in your life?

THOUGHT: There is always spiritual resistance to God’s work in your life

QUOTE: “No good deed goes unpunished”

BIG IDEA: Jesus is more powerful than a legion of demons


DEMONOLOGY 101 

  • Demonic activity is real
  • Demons are created beings with limitations
  • Demons are spiritual beings that meddle in the physical world
  • Satan can’t be everywhere like God, so demons do his work
  • Demons are fallen angels with no redemption plan
  • Demons have unique powers but are not all-powerful
  • Christians can be oppressed but not possessed by a demon
  • Jesus has divine power, authority, and command over demonic activity

Don’t Miss This: “Now there are also many other things that Jesus did.” John 21:25


WHAT DEMONS KNOW

  • Demons know when Jesus is on the scene (v. 1)
  • Demons know how to torment a person (vs. 2-5)
  • Demons know the identity of Christ (v. 6)
  • Demons know the authority of Christ (v. 7-8)
  • Demons know how it ends for them (Matt. 8:29)
  • Demons know how to organize and work together (v. 9-12)
  • Demons know how to destroy things (v. 13)

THE AFTEREFFECT

  • The word starts to spread (vs. 14-15)
  • The people want to avoid further economic loss (v. 16)
  • The people fear what Jesus might do to them (v. 17)
  • The man who was demon-possessed proclaims the power of Jesus in his life (vs. 18-20)

THIS WEEK

  • I can tell my story of how much the Lord has done for me
  • I can expect spiritual resistance to God’s work in my life

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