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Real Authority

Posted in authority, Jesus, demons by LifeSpringChurch on January 28th, 2018

When Jesus was in Capernaum, on one occasion he was confronted by a demon-possessed man in the synagogue.  The demon cried out, "why are you here to disturb us, Jesus of Nazareth?"  This confrontation served to show the war of authority that was going on then and now between the unseen spirit realm and the Kingdom of God.  This sermon explores the idea of authority and how it works in our lives.

First Things First

Posted in greed, accountability, self-centeredness, demons by LifeSpringChurch on February 15th, 2016

This sermon is a mashup of Deuteronomy 26:1-11 and Luke 11:24-26.  It has the theme of putting things in the right order in our lives.  Jesus told a parable of a man that swept his house clean, driving out a single demon.  But the man did not fill his now clean house with good things so the demon returned with 7 more demons more wicked than he was.  

Similarly, Moses told the Israelites to make sure that they put God first in ordering their lives else they would fall away from him and forgetting how they got their prosperity.
It's the same message.  Put first things first or suffer terrible consequences.

Mark’s Big Secret

Posted in , demons by LifeSpringChurch on February 22nd, 2015

In Mark's gospel Jesus won't allow the demons to reveal his identity.  It's an odd expectation, especially so when one realizes that the whole point of Jesus' coming was to reveal God and himself.  This sermon takes a look at what purpose the divine secret served.