Chapter # 4 Paragraph # 3 Study # 4
November 12, 2006
Lincolnton, N.C.

<296> Thesis: What is this Word? Introduction: In our study last week we attempted to contrast the opposing views regarding "authority" which are held by the opposing kingdoms which exist in this universe. We saw, at a fundamental level, that the Kingdom of Darkness views "authority" as a primary tool of "life for me" and the Kingdom of Light views "authority" as a primary tool of "life for you". We also saw that these two kingdoms have opposing views of the "methodology" of authority. The Kingdom of Light regards "teaching" as the most effective instrument of "life for you", and the Kingdom of Darkness regards "intimidation" as the most effective instrument of "life for me." This morning we are going to pursue this "kingdoms in conflict" thesis by looking into Jesus' use of authority in regard to the demon.