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Mark 5 - NIV

Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man

1 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.[a]

2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him.

3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain.

4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him.

5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.

6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.

7 He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!”

8 For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”

9 Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”
“My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.”

10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside.

12 The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.”

13 He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

14 Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened.

15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.

16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well.

17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.

18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him.

19 Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”

20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis[b] how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.

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a. Mark 5:1 Some manuscripts Gadarenes; other manuscripts Gergesenes
b. Mark 5:20 That is, the Ten Cities

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Shared by: Mike Schmelzer on Sep, 2016
Summary: Only Jesus can break spiritual chains and deliver people from the power of darkness, but that's exactly what He came to do! He IS the Chain Breaker!
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Scripture: Mark 5:1-20
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Shared by: Dan Proctor on Sep, 2016
Summary: God’s desire is for us to reach out and love the unlovable.
Series: The Gospels
Scripture: Mark 5:1-20
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 118
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Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Sep, 2016
Summary: We ask that the Lord protect and deliver us from evil. We do this not fully understanding the extent to which evil has enslaved us.
Series: Pentecost
Scripture: Mark 5:1-15
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 291
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Shared by: Brian Bill on May, 2016
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Shared by: Lynn Malone on Apr, 2016
Summary: Jesus' encounter with the Gerasene demoniac is a terrifying scene. This sermon applies the circumstances of the demoniac's transformation to contemporary individuals and even groups.
Scripture: Mark 5:1-20
Denomination: United Methodist
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Roger Roark avatar
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Shared by: Roger Roark on Mar, 2016
Summary: Keeping Jesus at distance
Scripture: Mark 5:1-6
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Shared by: bala samson on Nov, 2015
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Shared by: Mike Dankson on Oct, 2015
Summary: This sermon shows the audience that sin is no match for God's grace. AND it shows us how God can use US, in spite of our past, to reach people for Him. Please Rate
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Shared by: John Colbert on Aug, 2015
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Shared by: Perry Greene on Jul, 2015
Summary: This is a revised version of the sermon with the same name. We all go through chaos from time to time. That chaos is a precursor for our growth as believers.
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Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jul, 2015
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Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Jul, 2015
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Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Jun, 2015
Summary: A sermon about reaching out to young people.
Scripture: Mark 5:1-20
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Views: 302
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Shared by: Benjamin Hill on Feb, 2015
Summary: Verse by verse sermons through the Gospel of Mark
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Scripture: Mark 5:1-20
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Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2015
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Shared by: Peter Pharis on Oct, 2014
Summary: We must go and tell the World about Jesus. It begins with telling those closest to us. Sometimes it means telling other Christians the Gospel.
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Shared by: Samuel Chandar on Sep, 2014
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Scripture: Mark 5:1-20
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Views: 605
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Shared by: Rev. Timothy Porter on Sep, 2014
Summary: This sermon will show the listener how the word of God can and will effect their life and hoe the Power of can heal even the worst unclean spirits
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Scripture: Mark 5:1-20
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Views: 1,073
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Shared by: Michael McCartney on Jul, 2014
Summary: Talking with Jesus changed people’s lives in the Bible. Have you talked to Jesus this week? Has it changed your life? We need to make time to talk to Jesus and learn from His conversations with others in the Bible because it has the potential to transform our own lives
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Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jul, 2014
Summary: When Jesus encountered a man who needed compassion due to a demonic possession, He was there to provide it without asking for an offering or something, anything, in return. What has Jesus done for you and who've you told about it?
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Scripture: Mark 5:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 371
Ed Vasicek avatar
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Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jun, 2014
Summary: God wants us to understand the implications of demonization and the battle in which we are engaged.
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Shared by: Dave McFadden on May, 2014
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Shared by: Kraig Pullam on Feb, 2014
Summary: Jesus specializes in turning a madman into a man who makes a difference.
Scripture: Mark 5:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,365
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Shared by: Denn Guptill on Feb, 2014
Summary: It seems that Jesus travels to the Gerasense for a specific purpose.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 5:1-13
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 713
Kevin L. Jones avatar
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Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Jan, 2014
Summary: Amazing things happen when Jesus shows up. That is seen in the life of thsis man who was delivered from a "legion of demons"
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Mark 5:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 16,348
James Lee avatar
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Shared by: James Lee on Nov, 2013
Summary: You remember where we were a couple of weeks ago? We were in the boat with Jesus and His disciples and there was a fierce storm raging. Well, today I want to land the boat on the other side and see what happened when Jesus and His disciples get to shore.
Scripture: Mark 5:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,036
Rich Jones avatar
Shared by: Rich Jones on Oct, 2013
Summary: BIG IDEA: A man who lost his life to demonic possession lives again because Jesus delivers him.
Series: Walk Dead
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Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,557
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Shared by: Rick Boyne on Oct, 2013
Summary: We must make it our practice to tell others what God has done for us.
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Scripture: Mark 5:1-20
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Views: 719