Demons, Exorcism, Witchcraft and Astrology

Four questions for today:

  1. Do demons possess people today as they did in the days of Jesus and the apostles
  2. If so, do we need ‘exorcists’ today to get rid of them?
  3. Does witchcraft have any real power?
  4. Can we know our future by studying the stars and planets as in Astrology? (i.e. looking up your ‘horoscopes’)

Prophecies of Resurrection

  1. Jesus’ resurrection was prophesied

(a) About 1,000 years before the time of Jesus’ ministry!

(b) About 700 years before the time of Jesus’ ministry!

(c) During Jesus’ ministry

  1. Jesus’ resurrection was proven
  2. Our resurrection is also prophesied
  3. Our resurrection is also proven

The Transfiguration of Jesus (Matt. 17:1-8)

An exposition of Matthew 17:1-8

Lessons:

  1. appreciate that the apostles were eyewitnesses of Jesus’ majesty (Matt. 17:1-9)
  2. look forward to seeing Jesus just as He is (Matt. 17:1,2)
  3. recognise that Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets (Matt. 17:4)
  4. understand that the Law and the Prophets have been replaced (Matt. 17:4-8)
  5. always recognise Jesus as God’s Son (Matt. 17:5)
  6. always listen to Jesus (Matt. 17:5)
  7. not be afraid (Matt. 17:6-8)

Jesus feeds the 5,000 – food for thought

Physical food miraculously supplied for the 5,000 men is also serious “food for thought”!

An exposition of Matthew 14:13-21

Lessons:

  • God can also supply our physical needs!
  • God can do even more than we can ask or think! Don’t be “hardened” like the apostles were.

God can also supply our spiritual needs!