A House Divided Against Itself

Matthew, Mark, Luke & John: Session 16

            Quotes attributed to poets, philosophers, presidents and kings can usually be found first in Scripture. The famous quote of Abraham Lincoln from his "House Divided Speech" was actually quoted first by Jesus Himself. Jesus had just been seen expelling a demon from a mute-demoniac. Rather than attribute this work as an act of God, the religious leaders accused Jesus of working for Beelzebub: The Prince Of Demons. In response to this absurd accusation, Jesus said, "How can Satan cast out Satan? Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. Every city or house divided against itself cannot stand. Therefore, if Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand because you say that I cast out demons by the power of Beelzebub?"





50 Minutes
April 9, 2010


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SESSION NOTES
MATTHEW
MARK
LUKE
JOHN
RELATED PASSAGES
A Pharisee Invites Jesus To Dinner Where A Notorious Woman Anoints His Feet.Luke 7:36-50
Introducing Mary Magdalene.Luke 8:1-3
Jesus Heals A Blind And Dumb Demoniac.Matthew 12:22-23Luke 11:14
The Pharisees Accuse Jesus Of Working For Beelzebub: The Prince Of Demons.Matthew 12:24Luke 11:15
Others Demand A Sign From Heaven.Luke 11:16
Jesus' Family (Including His Mother) Believe He's Gone Mad.Mark 3:20-22
"A Kingdom Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand."Matthew 12:25-26Mark 3:23-26Luke 11:17-18
"By Whose Help Do Your Sons Cast Them Out?"Matthew 12:27-28Luke 11:19-20
The Parable Of The Strong Man & An Education In Demonic Possession.Matthew 12:29Mark 3:27Luke 11:21-22
The Only Man Who Can Say With Authority, "He Who Isn't With Me Is Against Me."Matthew 12:30Luke 11:23


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The Outer Darkness

Matthew, Mark, Luke & John: Session 15

            One of the spookiest quotes from Jesus (and one of the most widely misunderstood) is found in Matthew Chapter 8 where he speaks of casting "children of the kingdom into outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." People often quote this passage in reference to the futures of those who call themselves Christian, but really aren't. Most of us assume that "the outer darkness" is synonymous with Hell, and for good reason because many good teachers make that same assumption. But upon further and deeper investigation, the "outer darkness" that Jesus refers to isn't Hell. These "children of the kingdom" are not being judged or condemned away from Heaven, but rather they are being denied access to a particular privilege in the "Kingdom Of Heaven" that they falsely assumed they would have access.





42 Minutes
March 26, 2010


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SESSION NOTES
MATTHEW
MARK
LUKE
JOHN
RELATED PASSAGES
The Faith Of The Roman Centurion That Marveled Jesus.Matthew 8:5-10Luke 7:1-9
Confusion Surrounding "The Outer Darkness" Where There's Weeping & Gnashing Of Teeth.Matthew 8:11-12
Jesus Heals The Centurion's Servant.Matthew 8:13Luke 7:10
Jesus Raises The Widow's Son From The Dead.Luke 7:11-17
An Update On John The Baptist.Matthew 11:2-6Luke 7:18-23
Jesus Speaks To The Crowds About John.Matthew 11:7-11Luke 7:24-28
"The Law And The Prophets Until John"Matthew 11:12-15
"All The People Heard Him But The Pharisees..."Luke 7:29-30
"To What Shall I Liken This Generation?"Matthew 11:16-19Luke 7:31-35
Jesus Names Cities Of Woes Worse Than Sodom.Matthew 11:20-24
"...For My Yoke Is Easy And My Burden Is Light".Matthew 11:25-30


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