Everything Changes When Jesus Steps In

August 9, 2020   /   Hudson View Baptist Church

Everything Changes When Jesus Steps In

Luke 8:26-39


-When we meet Jesus and He saves us, there is a story of grace and transformation  The details leading up to that transformation are not always pretty, but the end of the story is always beautiful!

*God specializes in turning lives around!


I. Condition (26-27, 29b)

A. Surrounded (26) country of the Gadarenes

B. (27) he abode in the tombs

C. Soiled (27) which had devils long time

D. (29) he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.

E. Self-destructive (parallel Mark 5:5) …night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.


II. (28-32)

A. Recognition (28)

1. Deity When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Him.

2. Depravity with a loud voice, [he] said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.

B. (29) For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man.

C. Transparency (30) And Jesus asked him saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.

D. (31-32) And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that He would suffer them to enter into them. And He suffered them.

E. Plan (33) Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.


III. Conversation (34-37)

A. Each Other (34-36) When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.  Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.  They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.

B. (37) Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gaderenes round about besought Him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear…


IV. Commitment (38-39)

A. (38a) Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him:

B. Mandate (38b-39a) but Jesus sent him away, saying, Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee.

C. (39b) And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.


Wrap up:

-2 options when we look at this story of the maniac from Gadara:

1. Get changed…accept Jesus alone for salvation!

2. Get …accept your privilege to broadcast your story to a lost and dying world.


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