We encounter a demoniac, he is uncontrollable by any man, he is violent. He is no match for Jesus. Here in [esvignore]Matthew 8:28-34[/esvignore] and [esvignore]Mark 5:1-20[/esvignore] we learn what this is all about, it is an immensely interesting story. We will visit Matthew’s short version (theologians believe he was trying to get it all on one scroll!) and Mark’s longer detailed version. Here is the outline if you find outlines useful:
I. Demonic Activity, Exorcism and Today
II. Demons Believe
— 1. Jesus is the Son of God.
— 2. Confirmation of final judgment.
— 3. Jesus has total authority
III. Non-swimming Pigs
IV. A Matter of Value
— 1. Jesus values people over property.
— 2. People value property and worldly things more than their souls.
Public reading: [esvignore]Revelation 19:11-16[/esvignore]; Benediction: [esvignore]2 Timothy 4:22[/esvignore]