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November 15, 2015 - Stay - Luke 8:26-39

posted Nov 16, 2015, 6:51 AM by Grant Garber
  • The demonic is anything that takes control of your life.
  • There are many things vying for control of our lives.
  • Each of these evil voices has so twisted and distorted the image of God who created us that we can no longer recognize the holiness of our lives, which means we no longer know who we are.
  • We are vulnerable to the evil voices telling us to try one self- improvement plan after another.
  • Not only do the demons leave us unable to devote ourselves to things that matter, they also make us mean.
  • Jesus is the Son of God who has invaded our evil world, and after Jesus has arrived, evil can never be seen as normal again.
  • As evil as our world is, as long as you aren’t the one raving naked in the tombs or lost in a homeless shelter, it is possible to think that you’re going to be okay in this world.
  • People prefer the misery they know to the mystery they do not.
  • Jesus is not a demon.  He will not force His way into your life or take over.  He only comes graciously, knocking, asking to be received.
  • If you have come to see that being forgiven is better than being evil, and that being gentle is more powerful than being mean, then you have a story to tell.
Pastor Jim Spon | Luke 8:26-39