A Night of Biblical Conversations 7.27.2022
Topics covered from this night include: 1. Why do demons inhabit bodies? Why destroy, or attempt to destroy people? 2. If unforgiveness is an open door, how can we forgive others, especially if they are unwilling to reconcile? 3. Can we trust our English translations of the Bible?
Heaston Sermon 7.17.2022, Battle Grounds Week 11
Week 11 in our Battle Grounds series we see how, anger left to simmer can give the devil a place to enter. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. Should a believer be concerned about being demonized? Why or why not? 2. Is there an appropriate time for a believer in Jesus to be angry? If so, when and why? 3. Paul cautioned about not becoming sinful when anger. What might it look like for anger to become sinful? 4. What limitation does Paul give to help prevent anger from becoming sinful? Do you think Paul means this literally? 5. What might it look like to give the devil a place/foothold/opportunity?
Heaston Sermon 7.3.2022, Battle Grounds Week 10
Week 10 of our Battle Grounds series, we see how spiritual warfare includes destroying systems of thought that oppose God. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. According to 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 in which realm is the battle that Paul (believers) wage war? 2. Paul talked about he waged war and he used the image of ancient siege warfare to describe it. What are the three stages of siege warfare that he described? 3. What are the strongholds that Paul says he destroys with his weapons of warfare? 4. What do these strongholds look like today in our lives? 5. How do we go about destroying these strongholds? 6. Why might strongholds be a spiritual warfare issue rather than “just a mental health” issue?
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. Have you ever been around an idol? What did you think about that idol? 2. What does Paul (and Moses in Deuteronomy 32) teach us about the reality of idols and the so called “gods” they represent? Are idols and the gods they represent real? Does Paul believe there is an real spiritual being behind the idols? 3. If there is not other gods beside the one true God, and yet there are real spiritual beings behind the idols/false gods, what are those spiritual beings? 4. Paul teaches that to participate in worship of other gods is to get entangled with demons? How might this look? 5. What are some ways that we might participate in worship of idols?
A Night of Biblical Conversation 6.26.2022
Some topics discussed: How do you pray for "this kind" of demon that Jesus talked about in Mark 9? Do demonized people know they are demonized? Can Christians be demonized? Can any Christian cast out demons? God's sovereignty in creating and permitting Satan to work evil Some 1 Enoch and theories of the origin of demons
Heaston Sermon 6.19.2022, Battle Grounds Week 8
As we continue in our Battle Grounds series, we learn that sometimes healing from God requires deliverance from demons. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. Do you know someone who has a sickness or disability that they can’t seem to find a remedy for? 2. A POSSIBLE category for sickness/disability is demonization. What do you think about that? 3. What are other possible categories for sickness/disabilities? 4. What was the remedy for the woman’s disability in this passage? Do you believe that remedy is still available today? 5. What are some reasons we might miss seeing the healing/deliverance of God even though it happens right in front of us? 6. What should be our response to God’s deliverance and healing in our life, or other’s lives?