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Messages with tag - Demon possession

Sun, Oct 07, 2018
Passage: Acts 19:1-41
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 13 secs
What causes the harsh, loud anger of those who reject God toward the ones who believe biblical truths? Listen to this lesson to learn that pagans feel threatened by the thought that there is a Creator God and try to bully anyone who disagrees with them. Find out the meaning of culture and hear an overview of Greek culture that shaped Ephesus with its emphasis on human reason. See three systems of knowledge which all depend on faith contrasted with revelation from God. As we find ourselves in an increasingly irrational world, understand that it is only by studying and applying the Word of God that our culture can be transformed biblically.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:47-56 & Mark 14:43-52
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 52 mins 3 secs

Listen to this lesson to be transported to a time in the Garden of Gethsemane when Satan, having possessed Judas Iscariot, believes he has triumphed over God and won the angelic conflict at last! See how Jesus shows that God is in control when He identifies Himself as “I AM” and goes toward the mob. Find out there were many illegalities in Jesus’ arrest. Learn the nature of Judas’ kiss of betrayal. Understand that when we face our own adversities we can be confident that God is always in control.

This lesson also includes Luke 22:47–53 and John 18:2–11.

The notes link below includes “The Betrayal and Arrest” chronological reading of this event that Dr. Dean developed at the beginning of this class.

Tue, Sep 06, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 16:14-23
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 2 secs
How do you know when someone is demon possessed? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible does not describe any symptoms of demon possession or any remedies for removing demons from someone. Hear some ideas that people in the past have come up with to describe demon possession that have no basis in the Bible. Learn that there was an explosion of demon activity during the time of Christ, the Messiah, was on the earth. As Christians, understand that we don’t need to be fearful of demons because we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Aug 09, 2015
Passage: Matthew 15:21-28
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 34 secs
How do you treat repulsive and unlikeable people? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus taught His disciples to take the gospel to these people and show God’s lovingkindnesses to them. Find out what Jesus did to help the Canaanite woman and what He meant when He referred to her as a dog. Gain a clear understanding of demon possession and two Greek words used for it. Remember that we, as disciples, are to take the gospel to everyone on the basis of God’s mercy.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Passage: Matthew 8:28-34
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 52 mins 47 secs
Fearsome, naked wild men that are too strong to be chained. Two thousand pigs rushing off a cliff. A crowd begging Jesus to leave. Listen to this lesson to see that all of these are connected when Jesus uses His authority to cast out demons and allows them to take up residence in pigs. See why the demons asked if Jesus was going to torment them before the right time. Understand the differences between demon influence and demon possession. See if there is a passage of Scripture that tells how to know if someone is demon possessed. Learn why Christians need not fear demon possession but need to avoid demon influence by letting their thinking be overhauled by the Word of God.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Series: 2014 Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 7 secs
Early Miracles, Sabbath Day Controversies, and Choosing Disciples. Pages 56 IX-60F of the Student Manual.
Tue, Oct 01, 2013
Passage: Acts 19:11-18
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 53 secs
A man with a demonic spirit inside him leaps on seven sons and in a smack-down brawl leaves them battered and naked. No, this isn't the adrenaline-charged plot of an action movie. It's a true incident in the book of Acts. Discover the Greek words for demon possession and different categories of demons. See how Paul, through the power of God, was healing sicknesses and casting out demons, making the jealous exorcists in Ephesus try to copy him. Find out how demon possession was active during the two offers of the Kingdom of God to the Jews during the first century.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013
Passage: Acts 16:16-19
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 14 secs
Demons! Fortune tellers! Witches! Are they real or just something in scary movies, TV shows, and books? Listen to this lesson in Acts to learn how the Bible describes a very real spirit world and God's warning against the occult. Find out how worshiping anything in creation rather than the Creator opens us to demonic thoughts and influences. Discover God's assurances that He is in control and we have nothing to fear.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013
Passage: Acts 16:6-16
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 49 secs
Dreams and visions sometimes gave the Apostle Paul his marching orders on his second missionary journey. Can we depend on them to give us a helping hand? Listen to this lesson to learn how direct revelation has ceased but how the Bible has all the answers we need now. See how the Holy Spirit made it possible for a wealthy businesswoman to understand the good news of the gospel. Find out about Paul's run-in with a slave girl and a demon and how demon influence can impact all of us today.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012
Passage: Acts & Topical
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 38 secs
These Apostles fulfilled Jesus’ mandate to take the gospel to the uttermost parts of the world. The focus of our documentation of the church, after it spread from Jerusalem, was to the west. We lose access to documents from the Eastern Church, but there are ancient records with information that can be considered, but not always reliable. Follow the biographical information available for these Apostles from scripture and historical tradition. Learn what we can know of their lives, the area of their ministries, confusions that may have been caused by names, relationships and martyrdoms. Erase any doubt with the understanding that Judas Iscariot was not a believer. As church age believers, what is our mandate?