Tell Them Everything
May 2, 2021
Tell Them Everything
Following the Servant
1. Jesus goes into (1-5)
Christian love draws no distinction between one enemy and another, except that the more bitter our enemy’s hatred, the greater his need of love. Be his enmity political or religious, he has nothing to expect from a follower of Jesus but unqualified love. In such love there is not inner discord between the private person and official capacity. In both we are disciples of Christ, or we are not Christians at all.
2. The of the armies of Satan (6-13)
His authority on earth allows us to dare to go to all the nations. His authority in heaven gives us our only hope of success. And His presence with us leaves us with no other choice.
3. has the Lord done for you?(18-20)
“The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.”
Memory verse: And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”
Read Mark 5:1-20. What does the demon possessed man call Jesus when he sees them? Why would this be significant?
Why do you believe the demonic forces recognize Jesus as the Son of God and bow to his power?
How does the reality of Jesus’ power of the spiritual powers of this world change your confidence and faith for today?
Read Mark 5:1-20. What reasons do you believe Jesus allowed the pigs to be inhabited by the spirits?
What is your attitude if you have to lose money or property for the cause of Christ?
How can you today treasure the cross and Kingdom values through your life and daily tasks?
Read Mark 5:1-20 in a different translation or paraphrase.*
Have you been obedient to the command to “tell them what they Lord has done…” Why or why not?
What is your story of God’s work in your life? What have you been saved from and has God laid before you?
Read Mark 5:1-20. The loss of the material possessions (the herd of pigs) is a major loss, what have you of those you have known loss at the cost of Christ? Job opportunities? Sacrificial giving? Relationship?
If they had kept the pigs, what would the community actually have lost? They asked Christ to leave their area after this act, if you hold on to this world, what are you at risk of losing?
Read Mark 5:1-20 in a foreign language if you’re able.* Why is this story important for Mark to include in his Gospel?
Satan is powerful in this world, but what does this story show us about Christ and His Kingdom?
How can this truth, of Christ’s power in this world impact your daily life today and this week?
Finish any devotions you may have missed and then spend some time today reading over and working on memorizing this week’s memory verse and make a list of ten friends who don’t know Christ you can pray for.
*Bible Study adapted from Healing the Demoniac by Hampton Keathley IV on Bible.org
*Go to www.biblegateway.com or download the YouVersion app on your Bible