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Sermon Slides: "The Supernatural Authority Of Jesus" (Luke 8:26-39)

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In Jesus, we find not only our salvation, but also our sanity. …

In Jesus, we find not only our salvation, but also our sanity.

This message was given on February 9, 2014 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For more info go to: www.newcitychurch.ca.

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  • 1. The Supernatural Authority of Jesus ~ Luke 8:26-39 ~ image: Katie McKeown
  • 2. God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life Today’s Scripture: Luke 8:26-39 Found on page 865 in our guest Bibles.
  • 3. Angels 72% 56% Gallup Opinion Poll - 2004
  • 4. Angels Demons 72% 70% 56% 37% Gallup Opinion Poll - 2004
  • 5. “Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan himself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tale, and he carries a hay fork.” ~ Ulysses Everett McGill, O Brother Where Art Thou?
  • 6. “There still persists… the quaint superstition that only that which is visible is real.” ~ Dr. Tom More
  • 7. ‘There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” ~ Shakespeare’s Hamlet
  • 8. The Supernatural Authority of Jesus ~ Luke 8:26-39 ~ image: Katie McKeown
  • 9. Be on the lookout for... 1 The Authority of Jesus 2 The Response(s) to Jesus
  • 10. Luke 8:26-27 Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. When Jesus had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no
  • 11. Luke 8:26-27 clothes, and he had not lived in a house, but among the tombs. [Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and bruising himself with stones (Mk. 5:5)…]
  • 12. Demonology 101 • Demons are fallen angels (2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6)
  • 13. Demonology 101 • Demons are fallen angels (2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6) • ‘Satan’ is a Heb. term = ‘adversary’ (1 Pet. 5:8-9)
  • 14. Demonology 101 • Demons are fallen angels (2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6) • ‘Satan’ is a Heb. term = ‘adversary’ (1 Pet. 5:8-9) • Satan is the leader of demons (Rev. 12:9)
  • 15. Demonology 101 • Demons are fallen angels (2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6) • ‘Satan’ is a Heb. term = ‘adversary’ (1 Pet. 5:8-9) • Satan is the leader of demons (Rev. 12:9) • Satan’s tactics involve lies & deception (John 8:44)
  • 16. “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth in The Gospel of John (8:44)
  • 17. Demonology 101 • Demons are fallen angels (2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6) • ‘Satan’ is a Heb. term = ‘adversary’ (1 Pet. 5:8-9) • Satan is the leader of fallen angels (Rev. 12:9) • Satan’s tactics involve lies & deception (Rev. 12:9) • Satan hates humanity b/c he hates God, and humans bear the image of God (Gen. 2-3)
  • 18. Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me….”
  • 19. “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us…? ~ Gospel of Luke (4:34) “…the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospel of Matthew (25:41)
  • 20. ~ The Apostle John in Revelation 20:10 “…and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
  • 21. Luke 8:29 For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be
  • 22. Luke 8:29 …driven by the demon into the desert…).
  • 23. Luke 8:30-31 Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss….
  • 24. “We can smell the fear of the demons in the way they pleaded with Jesus…. Some people may not believe in hell, but the demons certainly do.”
  • 25. Luke 8:32-33 Now a large herd of pigs [numbering about 2000 (Mk. 5:13)] was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the
  • 26. Luke 8:33-34 …steep bank and were drowned. When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country….
  • 27. Luke 8:35-36 Then the people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. And those who had seen it told them
  • 28. Luke 8:36-37 …how the demon-possessed man had been healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned….
  • 29. “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.” ~ The Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:4
  • 30. Luke 8:38-39 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away saying, “Return to your home, and
  • 31. Luke 8:38-39 …declare how much God has done for you. And he went away, proclaiming how much Jesus had done for him.
  • 32. Important Question Why does Luke record this account in his historical biography of Jesus?
  • 33. Main Idea In Jesus we find not only our salvation but also our sanity.
  • 34. 1 Decide what you will do with Jesus image: jjMustang_79
  • 35. “There are only two kinds of people—those who say, ‘Thy will be done’ to God or those to whom God in the end says, ‘Thy will be done.’ All that are in Hell choose it.” ~ CS Lewis “The Great Divorce”
  • 36. 2 Adopt Jesus’ view of reality image: Grant Hutchinson
  • 37. “ There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist and magician with the same delight. ~ CS Lewis, The Screwtape Letters ”
  • 38. 3 Tell your own rescue story image: Sharon Drummond:
  • 39. “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Colossians 1:13-14
  • 40. flickr images courtesy of: Katie McKeown: http://www.flickr.com/photos/k-mckeown/8409391118/ jjMustang_79: http://www.flickr.com/photos/civisi/2611679744/ Grant Hutchinson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/splorp/9046310594/ Sharon Drummond: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolmansaxlil/5937518215/