Jesus miracles – including casting out demons – did three things:
The focus of spiritual warfare throughout scripture is on calling people to: ____________________________ and ____________________________.
What do we learn from scripture about casting out demons?
We never see a demon that _________________/_______________a believer.
Jesus cast out demons to address ____________________, not ___________.
Mark 9: 17-27
There are no _____________________________ or _____________________ given.
We are never directly commanded in scripture to _____________________________________.
What should I do?
____________________________ and _________________________________________.
Summary: “Pray that God would give me the right words to speak, and that I would boldly share the gospel as I should.”
We do not fight _____________________; we fight _________________________.
CONNECTION GROUP QUESTIONS
Have you ever had an unexplained supernatural experience with the spirit realm? Have you heard stories from people you know about encountering demons and such? What was your reaction, and how do you feel about this topic?
Why do think it’s important to filter any supernatural experiences through what the scriptures have to say?
FROM THE MESSAGE
Jesus’ miracles – including casting out demons – accomplished three things. Why do you think each of these were important?
Review the four things we learn from scripture about casting out demons. Are there any that surprise you? How do you feel about these statements?
Why do you think the emphasis throughout scriptures is calling people to repent from sin and turn to God, rather than casting out demons and things of that nature?
Consider the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. We usually relate this prayer to our own life. But take a few minutes to look at each verse through the lens of “spiritual warfare” and the real battleground of proclaiming the gospel message. How does that change your perspective on the prayer? What are things you can pray about in each area?
Who are the people in your life that you need to courageously share the gospel with?
Take time to pray for these individuals.