A House Divided (Luke 11:14-23)

A House Divided Luke 11:14-23 sermon

Luke 11:14-23

I. Reactions to the miracle

    A. “The multitudes marveled” (Luke 11:14)
    B. “Others…sought a sign from heaven” (Luke 11:16, 29-32)
    C. “He casts out demons by Beelzebub” (Luke 11:15; cf. 23:2)

II. Christ responds to the slander

    A. Exposing absurdity (Luke 11:17-18)
    B. Exposing inconsistency (Luke 11:19)
    C. “The kingdom of God has come upon you” (Luke 11:20; cf. Exodus 8:16-19)

III. A parable showing superiority and strength

    A. The strong man = Satan (Luke 11:21)
    B. The stronger man = Jesus Christ (Luke 11:22)

IV. In spiritual warfare, there can be no neutrality

    A. We must be engaged and united in the fight for the faith (Luke 11:23)
    B. Attitudes of apathy and indifference are deadly (Revelation 3:14-19; 1 Corinthians 15:58)

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