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Summary: Jesus encountered a demoniac in the country of the Gerasenes/Gadarenes. Demons in close association with people leave their mark upon humanity. What is the legacy of demonic influence? ...of demons in close association with people? Part 3 of a 3-part ser

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LEGION’S LEGACY—Part III—Luke 8:26-39

Jesus encountered a demoniac in the country of the Gerasenes/Gadarenes.

Demons in close association with people leave their mark upon those people.

What is the legacy of demons in close association with people?

Legion’s Legacy is...

1. SQUALOR DRIVEN(:27)

2. AUTHORITY DRIVEN(:28-29)

3. SEIZURE DRIVEN(29)

4. COMPANION DRIVEN(:29-30)

5. DESTINY DRIVEN(:31)

6. DESTRUCTION DRIVEN(:33)

7. STATUS QUO DRIVEN(:34-37)

8—Legion’s Legacy is

RELEASE DRIVEN(:35-36)

—Explanation:(:35-36) Salvation/Hope/

:35—“And the people went out to see what had happened; & they came to Jesus, & found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed & in his right mind; & they became frightened.”

“The people went out to see”—Gawk—See for themselves...

“Sitting down at the feet of Jesus”—Willing recipient of instruction

“Clothed”—

“In his right mind”—Intended by God.

:36—“And those who had seen it reported to them how the man who was demon-possessed had been made well.”

“Reported”—

“Made well”—swzw— ‘Saved’

Though a person may seem beyond help, God can always meet your need or Save you.

—Argumentation:

Lk. 4:18—““The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;”

Jn. 8:31-37—“Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; & you shall know the truth, & the truth shall make you free.” They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s offspring, & have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You shall become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. “And the slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. “If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. “I know that you are Abraham’s offspring; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.”

—Illustration:

Person lost to drug(Opium-Methamphetamine- Alcohol) sales &/or addiction/Gospel=HOPE DRIVEN

9/11 catastrophy/Some atill alive in rubble/All not lost/Families & Rescue workers searching & saving/HOPE

Imprisoned man/Suddenly released to freedom of self-determination/RELEASE DRIVEN

—Application:

?You RELEASE DRIVEN?—OR Continue to let sin rule your life?

OR

?Your RELEASE in Jesus?

?You living Legion’s Legacy?

9—Legion’s Legacy is

IGNORANCE DRIVEN(:37)

—Explanation:(:37) Intolerance/Wisdom

“And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes & the surrounding district asked Him to depart from them; for they were gripped with great fear; & He got into a boat, & returned.”

“All the people...of the country...& the surrounding district”—Entire culture/society effected by Jesus.

“Asked Him to depart from them”—

a. Ignorance Reigns—Chosen ignorance—Unwilling to seek answers from Jesus.

b. Fear Dominates—

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