Hard Hearts and Skepticism
Passage: Luke 11:14–26
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- Why do you think some people’s hearts are so hardened to the Gospel? (See John 3:16-20) Is belief in God simply an intellectual issue? Why or why not?
- In our passage today, who is the “strong man”, and who is the “stronger man”? If you are a Christian, what does this tell us about how you were saved? What part did you play in your salvation?
- What do you think Jesus meant by Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters? How does this address the person who is “sitting on the fence” and who says they want more proof before they believe?
- Why is it never enough for a person to simply clean up the outside of their lives?
- Although activities such as feeding the homeless, providing marriage and family counseling, and assisting the community in times of duress, are good and worthwhile, why are these not enough? In light of this, what should be the focus of God’s church?