MARK 5

10 Outlines

 

Mark 5:1-20

DELIVERANCE

 

AN IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION – Vss. 1-5

AN INTIMIDATED ENEMY – Vss. 6-7

AN INCOMPARABLE MASTER –Vss. 8-13

AN INAPPROPRIATE RESPONSE – Vss. 14-18

AN IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITY – Vss. 19-20

 

 

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Mark 5:1-20

WHAT A MIRACLE!

 

MISERY – Vss. 1-5 – This demoniac was in bondage to Satan.

 

MASTERY – Vss. 6-13 – The legion of demons was cast out of the man and into the pigs.

 

MERCY – Vss. 14-17 – The man was delivered and “…sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind…”

 

MINISTRY – Vss. 18-20 – The man who received mercy was sent home to tell others what God had done.

 

 

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Mark 5:1-20

SEASIDE CONQUEST

 

CONFUSION WITHOUT CHRIST - Vss. 1-5

CONFRONTATION BY CHRIST - Vss. 6-14

CONVERSION TO CHRIST - Vs. 15-17

COMMISSION FROM CHRIST - Vss. 18-20

 

 

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Mark 5:1-20

SALVATION'S STORY

 

I see this story of the demon possessed man as a picture of salvation. Consider:

 

THE PROBLEM OF SIN - Vss. 1-7

Sin is associated with death. - Vs. 3 - This man was dwelling in the place of the death.  Before a person knows Christ as Savior, he is among the dead (Ephesians 2:1-3, Romans 6:23).

 

Sin can not be controlled - Vss. 4-5 - Man can not control his sin or atone for it! (Romans 3:1-23)

 

Sin separates between man and God - Vss. 6-7 - Just as this demon had nothing to do with God, or His Son, our sin has separated us from our holy God. (Isaiah 59:2)

 

THE POWER OF THE SAVIOR - Vss. 8- 15

Jesus used His power to cast out the demon. - Vss. 8-13 - Jesus also used His power to pay for our sins. (2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 5:6-9)

 

The man was changed because of Jesus' Power. - Vss. 13-15 - We are changed when we place our faith in Christ and become born again (2 Corinthians 5:21).

 

He was sitting - We are seated in "Heavenly Places" in Christ and are citizens of heaven. - Ephesians 2:6, Philippians 3:20

 

He was clothed - We are clothed with the righteousness of Christ. (Romans 8:1) The word justified means to be declared righteous.

 

He was in His right mind - We have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16

 

THE PROCLAMATION OF SALVATION - Vss16-20

This man was sent home to tell his friends what God had done for him.

We are sent to a dying world to tell all what Christ has done for us. Psalm 107:2, Mark 16:15, 1 Peter 3:15

 

 

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Mark 5:1-20

CONFLICT BY THE SEA

 

UNCONTROLLABLE SINNER Vss. 1-5

UNDEFEATABLE SAVIOR (SOVEREIGN) Vss. 6-14

UNBELIEVABLE SALVATION Vss. 15-20

 

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Mark 5:1-20

CONFRONTATION

 

All through life, we have confrontations with other people. These confrontations are often between people who love each other, and other times they are between people who don't love each other.

 

In Mark 5, our Lord Jesus has a confrontation with a demon-possessed man. In reality, this confrontation is with Satan.

 

I. Satan's Control Vss. 1-5

 

II. The Savior's Victory Vss. 7-17

 

III. The Saint's Responsibility Vss. 18-20

     The new believer was truly changed. He wanted to follow Jesus.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

      Instead, Jesus wanted him to go home and testify.

     The responsibility is to do as Jesus says.

     This man did!

 

 

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Mark 5:21-43

DELAYS

 

Those of us who live in the United States do not like to be inconvenienced.

One of the great inconveniences that we face are delays.

With the exception of school opening delays on an icy, snowy morning, we usually do not like delays!

Delays are a part of life.

Your washer or dryer breaks down and there is a delay while the repairman finds the right part.

Your parents are coming for a visit but are delayed by illness or bad weather.

You want to go on a trip but you are delayed because you can't get the reservations to go when you want to go.

You want to go out for the evening, but there is a delay while you wait for your husband, wife, or teen-age daughter to get ready to go.

 

Even the Christian life is full of delays.

God does not work as fast as we think He should.

We ask God to change a situation, and He seems to delay in answering.

We ask God to save an unsaved loved one or friend, and God seems to delay His work of bringing that person to Himself.

We experience misery, cry out for physical, spiritual, or emotional deliverance, and God seems to drag His feet in meeting the need.

 

God loves us and cares about us. God is working to develop character in our lives. And God does not think the same way we do. Isaiah 55:8, Romans 11:33-34

 

Because God's ways and thinking are superior to ours, we have to believe that when there are delays God has good reasons for them.

Some delays are due to our own stubbornness and sin. Psalm 66:18

Other delays have nothing to do with sin, but with God's timing. When God delays, we are instructed to learn the fine art of waiting. Psalms 27:14, 37:7, 62:5, 130:5-6

 

In our text we meet a man who was forced to wait on the Lord Jesus while his daughter was close to death. We learn some important facts about delays.

 

DELAYS ARE UNAVOIDABLE - Vss. 21-24

Jesus just returned by boat. Immediately a crowd met him. Vs. 21

Jairus comes to Him and requests that he come heal his daughter. Jesus consents to come. Vss. 22-23

On the way to the sick daughter the crowd throngs Jesus. Progress would have been slow.  It was an unavoidable delay.

 

We must realize that some delays are unavoidable. They will occur whether we want them in our lives or not.  We must remember that delays are in God's plan.  All things work together for good for the Christian according to Romans 8:28.  Even delays can be good!

 

DELAYS ARE UNCONTROLLABLE - Vss. 25-32

A sick woman in the crowd exercises faith and touches the hem of Jesus' garment. She is healed. Vss. 25-28

Jesus stops and asks who touched his clothes. He begins looking for the person who touched His garment.

Here is another delay.  Jairus could not control Jesus' activity. He was with the Master, and had to travel at the Master's speed.  If the Master wanted to stop and look for someone, the Master had the right to do so.

We cannot control delays. We cause trouble when we get impatient and try to control delays by taking matters into our own hands.  Abraham and Sarah made this mistake when they decided to have a child with the help of Hagar, instead of waiting for God. Genesis 16:1-3

 

DELAYS ARE UNDERSTANDABLE - Vss. 33-34

 

The woman confesses to what she had done. Jesus encourages her because of her faith.

We will not understand all delays, but if we had God's knowledge, we'd see that every delay is understandable in the eyes of God.

 

In the case of this woman, Jesus needed to be assured that she was permanently healed. Also, there needed to be a public testimony for the sake of the crowd. Thirdly, the testimony was being given as Jairus was about to hear of the death of his daughter.  The woman's testimony would have strengthened his faith.

 

DELAYS ARE UNNERVING - Vss. 34-36

 

Jairus' daughter was dead.  He could have looked back at the delays and said,

"If only Jesus hadn't been stuck in traffic!"

"If only that woman had waited another day to get healed!"

"If only Jesus had been more sensitive!"

 

Jesus, however says to an unnerved Jairus, "Be not afraid, only believe."

When we are unnerved by delays, let us remember to continue to trust Christ!

 

DELAYS RESULT IN UNBELIEVABLE BLESSING! - Vss. 37-43

 

In the end, Jesus healed Jairus' daughter.

God worked in spite of the delays.

Let us remember that delays are a part of God's plan. God will work through the delays and still answer prayer.

 

 

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Mark 5:21-43

JAIRUS

 

SEARCHED FOR HELP - Vss. 21-23 - His daughter was ill.

SLOWED BY CIRCUMSTANCES - Vss. 24-34 - The crowd and another person in need delayed Jesus.

SADDENED BY NEWS - Vs. 35 - His daughter was dead.

STRENGTHENED BY JESUS - Vss. 36-43 - He was encouraged to believe. Jesus healed his daughter.

 

 

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Mark 5:21-43

DESPERATION!

 

There are many different things that will make people desperate.

I suggest you use illustrations of desperate people with whom you are familiar.

In this passage we find two desperate people.

The Lord was able to help them both.

 

A DESPERATE MAN IS DELAYED BY A DESPERATE WOMAN. Vss. 21-28

A DESPERATE WOMAN IS DETECTED BY A DIVINE SAVIOR .Vss. 29-34

A DESPERATE MAN IS DELIGHTED BY THE RESULTS OF FAITH IN THE MASTER. Vss. 35-43

 

 

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Mark 5:21-43

TWO OF A KIND

 

A father with a sick daughter and a sick woman had much in common.

 

BOTH APPROACHED JESUS - Vss. 21-28

Jairus approached Jesus in the conventional way, asking for help. Vss. 21-23

The woman approached Jesus by reaching out and touching his garment. Vss. 25-28

Both expressed their faith.

 

BOTH WERE ASSURED BY JESUS - Vss. 30-36

The woman was assured that her faith had made her whole.  Vs. 34

Jairus was told not to be afraid, but to believe - Vss. 35-36

 

BOTH WERE ASSISTED BY  JESUS - Vss. 29, 37-43

The woman was healed. - Vs. 29

Jairus' daughter was healed - Vss. 37-43

 

 

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