Mark 5:1-20

In today's message we consider what we can learn about Jesus - his ministry, mission, and motivation - in the account of his encounter with the Gerasene demoniac.

In Jesus' rescue of the Gerasene demoniac - a man who could not help himself - we are reminded of Jesus' authority and power, of his mission to "bind up the strong man and plunder him" and of his compassion for those who are drowning and unable to help themselves. The invitation to participate in the mission extended to this man who had spent only a few hours with Jesus is also a challenge for each of us to go to our own people and tell them what God has done for us and how he has shown mercy on us.

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