No grace, God changes
not, proskuneo, worship,
demon possession, slain
in the spirit, Darwinism
is in trouble, God
changes...
BIBLE IN FIVE
Pastor Dave Kooyers
Valley Bible Fellowship
Box 433
Boonville CA 95415
www.ValleyBibleFellowship.org
(707) 8...
Let’s read Mark 5:1-13
Mark 5:1, Gerasenes
• Mark 5:1 And they came to the other side of
the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary
• 2. the cure of the gerasene demoniac (5:1–20) (matt.
8:28–34; luke 8:26–39)
• a. A descri...
Country of Gergesenes, Gadarenes
One more map on the elevation
(looking East from the Western shore
of the Sea of Galilee):
netours.com, Kursi, Written by
Stephen Langfur
• “… In 1969 the Israelis were building a road
along the Sea of Galilee's e...
netours.com, Kursi, Written by
Stephen Langfur
• “… the most ancient texts of Matthew place it in the region
of Gadara, wh...
Kursi – NET
www.netours.com 400 × 400 - Search by
image

In 1969 the
Israelis were
building a road
along the Sea of
Galile...
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
• Gadarenes definition
the inhabitants of Gadara, in Revised Version
"Gerasenes" (Mark 5:1;...
Mark 5:6, Bowed Down
Before Him
Mark 5:6, Bowed Down Before Him
• Mark 5:6 Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran
up and bowed down before Him;
• YLT NET NA...
Mark 5:6, Bowed Down Before Him
• 4352 προςκυνέω proskuneo {pros-koo-neh'-o}
• Meaning: 1) to kiss the hand to (towards) o...
Mark 5:10, Out Of The Country?
• Mark 5:10 And he began to implore Him earnestly not to
send them out of the country.
• He...
Mark 5:12, GotQuestions.org, on;
Demons, Demonic Possession?
• Question: "What does the Bible say about demon possession /...
Mark 5:12, GotQuestions.org, on;
Demons, Demonic Possession?
• who was possessed by a multitude of demons (Legion), had
su...
Mark 5:12, GotQuestions.org, on;
Demons, Demonic Possession?
• satanic involvement in people’s lives seriously enough.

In...
Mark 5:12, GotQuestions.org, on;
Demons, Demonic Possession?
• We are not told exactly how one opens himself up for posses...
Mark 5:12, GotQuestions.org, on;
Demons, Demonic Possession?
•

There is an additional consideration. Satan and his evil h...
Someone had
their iPhone
handy
Mark 5:13, Why Enter The Swine?
• Mark 5:13 Jesus gave them permission. And
coming out, the unclean spirits entered the
sw...
Mark 5:13, Why Enter The Swine?

• So we could
have “Deviled
Ham”
Mark 5:13, Why Enter The Swine?
• Why did they want to enter the pigs, and why
did Jesus allow it?
• I’m sure the demons f...
Let’s read Mark 5:14-20
Mark 5:15, Behavior Of A Saved Man
• Mark 5:15 They came to Jesus and observed the man
who had been demon-possessed sittin...
Mark 5:15, Behavior Of Unbelievers
• Mark 5:15 …the very man who had had the
"legion"; and they became frightened.
• For g...
Unbelievers They Should Be Terrified!
• Jesus was evidencing a power greater than any other
power!
• He is the Creator of ...
EVOLUTIONIST
SAYS:
DARWINISM IS
IN TROUBLE!
EVOLUTIONIST SAYS:
DARWINISM IS IN TROUBLE!
• Several years ago, Dr. Francis Hitching gave us his book The
Neck of the Gir...
EVOLUTIONIST SAYS:
DARWINISM IS IN TROUBLE!
• Hitching also notes other problems and complains that
science has no idea ho...
Mark 5:19, Go Home To Your People
Instead of “tell no one,” God Changes Not
• Mark 5:19 And He did not let him, but He sai...
Mark 5:19, Go Home To Your People
Instead of “tell no one,” God Changes Not
• Let’s examine the result of this new command...
Mark 5:20, Decapolis
• Mark 5:20 And he went away
and began to proclaim in
Decapolis what great things
Jesus had done for ...
Let’s read Mark 5:21-34
Mark 5:21, He Stayed By The Seashore
• Mark 5:21 When Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the
other side, a large ...
Mark 5:22, A Synagogue Official
• Mark 5:22 One of the synagogue officials named Jairus
came up, and on seeing Him, fell a...
Mark 5:22+25, Twelve Years
•
•
•

•
•

NKJ

Mark 5:25 Now a certain woman had a flow of
blood for twelve years,
Mark 5:42 ...
Mark 5:31,
Who Was Healed, And Why?
• Mark 5:31 And His disciples said to Him, "You see
the crowd pressing in on You, and ...
Let’s read Mark 5:35-43
KJV

Mark 5:36,
Be Not Afraid, Only Believe
•

KJV

Mark 5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word
that was spoken, he saith un...
Luke 8:51 Exodus 33:11 Mark 5:37
Proverbs 27:9, Friends
• Mark 5:37 And He allowed no one to accompany Him,
except Peter a...
The Word “grace” In Mark
• The Word “grace” is not in Mark, or Matthew
• Luke 2:40 The Child continued to grow and
become ...
Mark 5:34, Faith
• Mark only has 5 NASU uses of “faith”
• But lots of action scenes of faith
Mark 5:34, Is Faith A Form Of Work?
gracethrufaith.com

• Q. I have a question about faith versus works. I am very
much a ...
Mark 5:34, Faith Works, Faith Versus
Works, Is Faith A Form Of Work?
• In Romans 4:5 Paul said, “To the one who does not w...
Mark 5:39, Not Dead, But Asleep
• Mark 5:39 And entering in, He said to them,
"Why make a commotion and weep? The child
ha...
So, In
Closing
Pigs
Into
Deviled
Ham?
THE END

• There is no
Christmas
story in
Mark, but I
did find this
on the 3
Wise Men.
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  • Grassmick, J. D. (1985). Mark. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 122). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
  • Country of Gergesenes...Gadarenes
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  • GotQuestions.org noreply@gotquestions.org via icontact.com  www.GotQuestions.org"What does the Bible say about demon possession / demonic possession?“Mark 5:1-20 Luke 4:33-36 Acts 16:16-18 1 Samuel 16:14-15 2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5 Leviticus 17:7; Deuteronomy 32:17; Psalm 106:37 Matthew 9:32-33, Demonic Possession? Mark 5:12 The demons implored Him, saying, "Send us into the swine so that we may enter them."
  • GotQuestions.org noreply@gotquestions.org via icontact.com  www.GotQuestions.org"What does the Bible say about demon possession / demonic possession?“Mark 5:1-20 Luke 4:33-36 Acts 16:16-18 1 Samuel 16:14-15 2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5 Leviticus 17:7; Deuteronomy 32:17; Psalm 106:37 Matthew 9:32-33, Demonic Possession? Mark 5:12 The demons implored Him, saying, "Send us into the swine so that we may enter them."
  • GotQuestions.org noreply@gotquestions.org via icontact.com  www.GotQuestions.org"What does the Bible say about demon possession / demonic possession?“Mark 5:1-20 Luke 4:33-36 Acts 16:16-18 1 Samuel 16:14-15 2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5 Leviticus 17:7; Deuteronomy 32:17; Psalm 106:37 Matthew 9:32-33, Demonic Possession? Mark 5:12 The demons implored Him, saying, "Send us into the swine so that we may enter them."
  • GotQuestions.org noreply@gotquestions.org via icontact.com  www.GotQuestions.org"What does the Bible say about demon possession / demonic possession?“Mark 5:1-20 Luke 4:33-36 Acts 16:16-18 1 Samuel 16:14-15 2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5 Leviticus 17:7; Deuteronomy 32:17; Psalm 106:37 Matthew 9:32-33, Demonic Possession? Mark 5:12 The demons implored Him, saying, "Send us into the swine so that we may enter them."
  • GotQuestions.org noreply@gotquestions.org via icontact.com  www.GotQuestions.org"What does the Bible say about demon possession / demonic possession?“Mark 5:1-20 Luke 4:33-36 Acts 16:16-18 1 Samuel 16:14-15 2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5 Leviticus 17:7; Deuteronomy 32:17; Psalm 106:37 Matthew 9:32-33, Demonic Possession? Mark 5:12 The demons implored Him, saying, "Send us into the swine so that we may enter them."
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  • In Evolution's Mistakes,God's Design
  • In Evolution's Mistakes,God's Design
  • In Evolution's Mistakes,God's Design
  • Tongue, D. H. (1996). Decapolis. In (D. R. W. Wood, I. H. Marshall, A. R. Millard, J. I. Packer, & D. J. Wiseman, Eds.)New Bible dictionary. Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Ephesians 2:8-9 Romans 4:5  James 2:17 John 1:12, 6:28-29, Faith Works, Faith Versus Works, Is Faith A Form Of Work?http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/faith-form-work/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gracethrufaith+%28GraceThruFaith%29
  • Ephesians 2:8-9 Romans 4:5  James 2:17 John 1:12, 6:28-29, Faith Works, Faith Versus Works, Is Faith A Form Of Work?http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/faith-form-work/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gracethrufaith+%28GraceThruFaith%29
  • Mark 5, No grace, tell no one, God changes not, proskuneo, worship, demon possession, demonic possession, slain in the spirit, Darwinism is in trouble, God changes not, Decapolis, Israel land gentiles sea, faith a form of work

    1. 1. No grace, God changes not, proskuneo, worship, demon possession, slain in the spirit, Darwinism is in trouble, God changes not, Decapolis, Israel land gentiles sea, faith a form of work, Ss Mark 5 I couldn’t find a picture of stampeding swine
    2. 2. BIBLE IN FIVE Pastor Dave Kooyers Valley Bible Fellowship Box 433 Boonville CA 95415 www.ValleyBibleFellowship.org (707) 895-2325 God bless you as you examine His Word, Your servant in Christ, 2Cor. 4:5, Dave
    3. 3. Let’s read Mark 5:1-13
    4. 4. Mark 5:1, Gerasenes • Mark 5:1 And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes.
    5. 5. The Bible Knowledge Commentary • 2. the cure of the gerasene demoniac (5:1–20) (matt. 8:28–34; luke 8:26–39) • a. A description of the demoniac (5:1–5) • 5:1. Jesus and His disciples went to the east side of the lake (Sea of Galilee) into the region of the Gerasenes. Greek manuscripts are divided on the precise location involved, citing three names: Gadarenes (Matt. 8:28), Gergesenes (from Origen), and Gerasenes. (See comments on Luke 8:26). Reliable evidence favors the name Gerasenes which probably referred to the small town Gersa (modern Khersa) located on the lake’s eastern shore. Most of its inhabitants were Gentiles (cf. Mark 5:11, 19)….”
    6. 6. Country of Gergesenes, Gadarenes
    7. 7. One more map on the elevation (looking East from the Western shore of the Sea of Galilee):
    8. 8. netours.com, Kursi, Written by Stephen Langfur • “… In 1969 the Israelis were building a road along the Sea of Galilee's eastern shore, three miles north of Kibbutz Ein Gev. Kibbutz member Mendel Nun, an avid student of the lake's traditions and archaeology, was trailing one of the bulldozers on his bicycle, when he noticed that the "new roadbed was covered with earth mixed with fragments of Byzantine pottery and building stones…” • http://www.netours.com/content/view/127/3 6/
    9. 9. netours.com, Kursi, Written by Stephen Langfur • “… the most ancient texts of Matthew place it in the region of Gadara, while Mark and Luke name that of Gerasa. Yet neither of these two alternatives fits the Biblical account. First, the miracle is preceded by a boat ride from Capernaum, marked by a storm on the lake, and the destination is the "other side“ Matthew 8:28, Mark 5:1). Gerasa, 33 miles southeast of the lake, can hardly count as the "other side." As for Gadara, the city itself was 6 miles to the southeast, and high up, but it did have a harbor on the lake's southern edge. The area around this harbor had no "steep bank," however, down which a herd of swine could rush. The only place that fills these requirements is the site of the ancient village of Gergesa. The steep bank stands a few hundred yards south of Kursi…” • http://www.netours.com/content/view/127/36/
    10. 10. Kursi – NET www.netours.com 400 × 400 - Search by image In 1969 the Israelis were building a road along the Sea of Galilee's eastern shore, three miles north of Kibbutz Ein Gev. Kibbutz member Mendel Nun, an avid student of the lake's…
    11. 11. Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary • Gadarenes definition the inhabitants of Gadara, in Revised Version "Gerasenes" (Mark 5:1; Luke 8:26, 37). In Matt 8:28 they are called Gergesenes, Revised Version "Gada renes." • Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
    12. 12. Mark 5:6, Bowed Down Before Him
    13. 13. Mark 5:6, Bowed Down Before Him • Mark 5:6 Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him; • YLT NET NAS NAU ...bowed down before Him; • NKJ KJV ...he ran and worshipped him, • CSB ...knelt down before Him. • ESV ...fell down before him.
    14. 14. Mark 5:6, Bowed Down Before Him • 4352 προςκυνέω proskuneo {pros-koo-neh'-o} • Meaning: 1) to kiss the hand to (towards) one, in token of reverence 2) among the Orientals, esp. the Persians, to fall upon the knees and touch the ground with the forehead as an expression of profound reverence 3) in the NT by kneeling or prostration to do homage (to one) or make obeisance, whether in order to express respect or to make supplication 3a) used of homage shown to men and beings of superior rank 3a1) to the Jewish high priests 3a2) to God 3a3) to Christ 3a4) to heavenly beings 3a5) to demons • Origin: from 4314 and a probable derivative of 2965 (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master's hand); TDNT - 6:758,948; v • Usage: AV - worship 60; 60
    15. 15. Mark 5:10, Out Of The Country? • Mark 5:10 And he began to implore Him earnestly not to send them out of the country. • He didn’t want to go on vacation, or didn’t want to go on a cruise, or maybe he was afraid of flying? • Luke uses a different word; Luke 8:31 They were imploring Him not to command them to go away into the abyss. • <12> ἄβυςςοσ abussos • Meaning: boundless, bottomless… • Years ago I remember telling my secretary, “When a customer is on the phone, don’t say, he’s in the bathroom, say, he’s away from his desk right now.” both are true. • Mark’s audience, Romans, Luke, gentiles or Greeks
    16. 16. Mark 5:12, GotQuestions.org, on; Demons, Demonic Possession? • Question: "What does the Bible say about demon possession / demonic possession?“ • Answer: The Bible gives some examples of people possessed or influenced by demons. From these examples we can find some symptoms of demonic influence and gain insight as to how a demon possesses someone. Here are some of the biblical passages: Matthew 9:32-33; 12:22; 17:18; Mark 5:1-20; 7:26-30; Luke 4:33-36; Luke 22:3; Acts 16:16-18. In some of these passages, the demon possession causes physical ailments such as inability to speak, epileptic symptoms, blindness, etc. In other cases, it causes the individual to do evil, Judas being the main example. In Acts 16:16-18, the spirit apparently gives a slave girl some ability to know things beyond her own learning. The demon-possessed man of the Gadarenes,
    17. 17. Mark 5:12, GotQuestions.org, on; Demons, Demonic Possession? • who was possessed by a multitude of demons (Legion), had superhuman strength and lived naked among the tombstones. King Saul, after rebelling against the LORD, was troubled by an evil spirit (1 Samuel 16:14-15; 18:10-11; 19:9-10) with the apparent effect of a depressed mood and an increased desire to kill David. Thus, there is a wide variety of possible symptoms of demon possession, such as a physical impairment that cannot be attributed to an actual physiological problem, a personality change such as depression or aggression, supernatural strength, immodesty, antisocial behavior, and perhaps the ability to share information that one has no natural way of knowing. It is important to note that nearly all, if not all, of these characteristics may have other explanations, so it is important not to label every depressed person or epileptic individual as demonpossessed. On the other hand, Western cultures probably do not take
    18. 18. Mark 5:12, GotQuestions.org, on; Demons, Demonic Possession? • satanic involvement in people’s lives seriously enough. In addition to these physical or emotional distinctions, one can also look at spiritual attributes showing demonic influence. These may include a refusal to forgive (2 Corinthians 2:10-11) and the belief in and spread of false doctrine, especially concerning Jesus Christ and His atoning work (2 Corinthians 11:3-4, 13-15; 1 Timothy 4:1-5; 1 John 4:1-3). Concerning the involvement of demons in the lives of Christians, the apostle Peter is an illustration of the fact that a believer can be influenced by the devil (Matthew 16:23) [Acts 5] . Some refer to Christians who are under a strong demonic influence as being “demonized,” but never is there an example in Scripture of a believer in Christ being possessed by a demon. Most theologians believe that a Christian cannot be possessed because he has the Holy Spirit abiding within (2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5; 1 Corinthians 6:19), and the Spirit of God would not share residence with a demon.
    19. 19. Mark 5:12, GotQuestions.org, on; Demons, Demonic Possession? • We are not told exactly how one opens himself up for possession. If Judas’ case is representative, he opened his heart to evil—in his case by his greed (John 12:6). So it may be possible that if one allows his heart to be ruled by some habitual sin, it becomes an invitation for a demon to enter. From missionaries’ experiences, demon possession also seems to be related to the worship of heathen idols and the possession of occult materials. Scripture repeatedly relates idol worship to the actual worship of demons (Leviticus 17:7; Deuteronomy 32:17; Psalm 106:37; 1 Corinthians 10:20) [1 Corinthians 10:19-20] , so it should not be surprising that involvement with idolatry could lead to demon possession. Based on the above scriptural passages and some of the experiences of missionaries, we can conclude that many people open their lives up to demon involvement through the embracing of some sin or through cultic involvement (either knowingly or unknowingly). Examples may include immorality, drug/alcohol abuse that alters one’s state of consciousness, rebellion, bitterness, and transcendental meditation.
    20. 20. Mark 5:12, GotQuestions.org, on; Demons, Demonic Possession? • There is an additional consideration. Satan and his evil host can do nothing the Lord does not allow them to do (Job 1-2). This being the case, Satan, thinking he is accomplishing his own purposes, is actually accomplishing God’s good purposes, as in the case of Judas’ betrayal. Some people develop an unhealthy fascination with the occult and demonic activity. This is unwise and unbiblical. If we pursue God, if we are clothing ourselves with His armor and relying upon His strength (Ephesians 6:10-18), we have nothing to fear from the evil ones, for God rules over all! Recommended Resources: Logos Bible Software and Unseen Realities: Heaven, Hell, Angels, and Demons by R.C. Sproul. • GotQuestions.org • [DLK adds; “There are 2 main ways to err regarding demons/Satan, #1 ignorance, unbelief, denial, or discounting the reality, or importance. • #2 Too much focus, attention , or importance on demons/Satan. Either error is not good. The biblical balance is perfect. Keep your eyes on Scripture, and your heart on Jesus.”]
    21. 21. Someone had their iPhone handy
    22. 22. Mark 5:13, Why Enter The Swine? • Mark 5:13 Jesus gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea. • Everyone asks, “Why did they want to enter the pigs, and why did Jesus allow it?
    23. 23. Mark 5:13, Why Enter The Swine? • So we could have “Deviled Ham”
    24. 24. Mark 5:13, Why Enter The Swine? • Why did they want to enter the pigs, and why did Jesus allow it? • I’m sure the demons figured that even being a pork chop would be better than the abyss. • Jesus may have allow it because their “time was not yet.” • They will go there after the Millennial Kingdom, but not yet.
    25. 25. Let’s read Mark 5:14-20
    26. 26. Mark 5:15, Behavior Of A Saved Man • Mark 5:15 They came to Jesus and observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind… • What was his behavior after being saved? • Was he barking like a dog, slain in the spirit, falling down and thrashing around, uncontrollably laughing, or speaking in not understandable gibberish? • No, nonsensical behavior is characteristic of someone who is not controlled by the Holy Spirit of God. • 1 Corinthians 14:23…speak in tongues, and ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad?
    27. 27. Mark 5:15, Behavior Of Unbelievers • Mark 5:15 …the very man who had had the "legion"; and they became frightened. • For good reason; Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name." 18 And He said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. • Jesus was evidencing a power greater than Satan, they should be terrified!
    28. 28. Unbelievers They Should Be Terrified! • Jesus was evidencing a power greater than any other power! • He is the Creator of the universe. • John 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. • He created those fallen angels. • Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things have been created through Him and for Him. • Even honest evolutionists now say…..
    29. 29. EVOLUTIONIST SAYS: DARWINISM IS IN TROUBLE!
    30. 30. EVOLUTIONIST SAYS: DARWINISM IS IN TROUBLE! • Several years ago, Dr. Francis Hitching gave us his book The Neck of the Giraffe and in this he writes that Darwinism is in a lot of trouble. He laments, and I’m using his own words, that evolution “has not, contrary to general belief, and despite very great efforts, been proven.” • Hitching points out that fossils do not show any history of evolutionary development. He says, creatures “come into the fossil record seemingly from nowhere – mysteriously, suddenly, fully formed and in a most unDarwinian way.” He admits that the systematic gaps in the fossil record will never be filled with evolutionary ancestors and that it can no longer be claimed that someday scientists will find the missing creatures. He confesses that in the history of life, plants and animals must be treated as though they came into existence fully formed – in the forms we know today.
    31. 31. EVOLUTIONIST SAYS: DARWINISM IS IN TROUBLE! • Hitching also notes other problems and complains that science has no idea how the genetic code could have formed without a Creator, while mutations cannot explain the supposed changes of evolution. • Hitching insists that there can be no debate that evolution actually took place. After all, he says, we are here and that is proof enough. But his statements are an honest and bottom-line admission that the theory of evolution has no support from the scientific facts. • • Notes: Francis Hitching. “Was Darwin Wrong?” Life, April, 1982. Photo: Magazine cover of issue that included article by Francis Hitching. This issue can be purchased at http://www.originallifemagazines.com/LIFE-Magazine-April1982-P2921.aspx. TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT
    32. 32. Mark 5:19, Go Home To Your People Instead of “tell no one,” God Changes Not • Mark 5:19 And He did not let him, but He said to him, "Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.” • Lot’sa folks say, “God changes not” • Well that’s certainly different from what our Lord usually tells them. Why? • Matthew 8:4 And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one… [Matthew 16:20, Luke 5:14, 8:56] • So, what’s the difference?
    33. 33. Mark 5:19, Go Home To Your People Instead of “tell no one,” God Changes Not • Let’s examine the result of this new command; • Mark 5:20 And he went away and began to proclaim in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed. • The pig farmers were not looking for Messiah as King, or trying to force His timing. • Later, back in Caesarea Philippi with His disciples in, Mark 8:30 And He warned them to tell no one about Him.
    34. 34. Mark 5:20, Decapolis • Mark 5:20 And he went away and began to proclaim in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed. • DECAPOLIS. A large territory S of the Sea of Galilee, mainly to the E of Jordan, but including Bethshean to the W. The Greeks had occupied towns like Gadara and Philadelphia as early as 200 bc…. • New Bible dictionary
    35. 35. Let’s read Mark 5:21-34
    36. 36. Mark 5:21, He Stayed By The Seashore • Mark 5:21 When Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He stayed by the seashore. • He is no longer; Matthew 15:24 “…only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.“ • See Mark 4 on Slideshare.net/dkooyers • for Israel/land, gentiles/sea • His ministry changed in Mark 4, and Matt 13 from • Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them: "Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans; • To; John 4:9 Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
    37. 37. Mark 5:22, A Synagogue Official • Mark 5:22 One of the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet • Jew or gentile? • NKJ Mark 5:25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, • ESV Mark 5:25…a discharge of blood… • An “issue of blood, KJV” would make an Israeli woman “ceremonially unclean (Leviticus 12:7, 15:4, 15:19 “…and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening.”) • Jew or gentile woman?
    38. 38. Mark 5:22+25, Twelve Years • • • • • NKJ Mark 5:25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, Mark 5:42 … the girl…was twelve years old… What a scene, Jesus on His way to raise, from the dead, a dead Israeli Heals a “ceremonially unclean” (gentile?) woman who is dying from her unclean condition, and cannot buy her way out of her condition. Praise God! To me it sounds like His ministry to the church. On His way to raise Israel from their deadness (after the Great Tribulation), He heals a gentile bride.
    39. 39. Mark 5:31, Who Was Healed, And Why? • Mark 5:31 And His disciples said to Him, "You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, 'Who touched Me?'“ • Looks like His disciples didn’t have a clue who was being healed, but it was by faith. • We don’t know who the LORD is healing either, or why, but it’s always by grace through faith • Mark 5:28 For she thought, "If I just touch His garments, I will get well.“ • Someone who believed and received
    40. 40. Let’s read Mark 5:35-43
    41. 41. KJV Mark 5:36, Be Not Afraid, Only Believe • KJV Mark 5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. • As a lost teenager, racing motorcycles, I painted this on my motorcycle gas tank. • Go figure how the LORD works!
    42. 42. Luke 8:51 Exodus 33:11 Mark 5:37 Proverbs 27:9, Friends • Mark 5:37 And He allowed no one to accompany Him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James. • We find these 3 repeatedly taken aside at, this healing, The Transfiguration, Jesus' prayer in Gethsemane… • Proverbs 27:9. . . a man's counsel is sweet to his friend. • We all need close friends and even Jesus had an inner circle of close friends. • The Bible says a bit about true friends. Steadfast, faithful, truthful, a friend loves consistently, and is as close to you as your own family. • Proverbs 17:17, 18:24, 27:6, Matthew 17:1, Luke 8:51, 9:28, Mark 9:2, 13:3, 14:32-33
    43. 43. The Word “grace” In Mark • The Word “grace” is not in Mark, or Matthew • Luke 2:40 The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. • But it’s used the most in Romans. 18 X’s in NASU
    44. 44. Mark 5:34, Faith • Mark only has 5 NASU uses of “faith” • But lots of action scenes of faith
    45. 45. Mark 5:34, Is Faith A Form Of Work? gracethrufaith.com • Q. I have a question about faith versus works. I am very much a “by faith alone, in Christ alone” believer (who also believes in OSAS). But, to be perfectly honest, I find myself wondering if faith itself isn’t a form of works. Believing is something you have to do to be saved. In other words, if you don’t “work” it by believing and receiving you won’t be saved. Isn’t that works? • A. Then they asked Him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent” (John 6:28-29). • In the Greek language believe and faith come from the same word. Therefore if faith is a “work” it is the only one that God requires.
    46. 46. Mark 5:34, Faith Works, Faith Versus Works, Is Faith A Form Of Work? • In Romans 4:5 Paul said, “To the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited to him as righteousness.” • And in Ephesians 2:8-9 he said we’re saved by grace through faith and not by works. In both these places He differentiated between faith, which is required, and works, which are not. • Therefore, it’s reasonable to conclude that having faith (believing) is the only thing we can do that’s not counted as work, and in fact if faith wasn’t required, then everyone would automatically be saved. • http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bibleteacher/, Monday, February 17th, 2014Q
    47. 47. Mark 5:39, Not Dead, But Asleep • Mark 5:39 And entering in, He said to them, "Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep.“ • Why would the LORD say that? • Because she was as good as raised already as soon as He walked in. • But it also confirmed their position that she was dead. Not one of them could say, “Well, I didn’t really think she was dead.” They had already scoffed at the idea that she was just sleeping.
    48. 48. So, In Closing
    49. 49. Pigs Into Deviled Ham?
    50. 50. THE END • There is no Christmas story in Mark, but I did find this on the 3 Wise Men.

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