Icebreaker: How neat did you keep your room while you were growing up? How have your habits changed as you have grown older?
- Read Luke 11:14-23. How does the crowd react to Jesus’ miracle? How does Jesus show the foolishness of the claim that he drives out demons by Beelzebul? What does Jesus’ ability to drive out demons say about the kingdom of God?
- Read Luke 11:24-28. What is Jesus’ point in verses 24-26? To whom is the point addressed? Why is the final condition worse than the first? Why does Jesus turn around the blessing shouted to him in verse 27? What is he emphasizing here?
- If you compared your life right now to a fortress, what is it like? Strong and solid? Slowly eroding? Quickly crumbling? Do you feel that, spiritually, you are attacking or being attacked? How is the battle going?
- How can we pray for each other?