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Rev. Paul J. Miller – Sermon Outline – March 29, 2020

Series Title: “Discovering Your Life in the Life of Jesus”

Today’s Title: “Go home to your own people and tell them”

Today’s Text: Mark 5:1-20

Gospel Parallels:  Matthew 8:28-34, Luke 8:26-39


THE CONTEXT: The “people” in the Decapolis

- “Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.” – Mark 5:17

            - “People were overwhelmed with amazement. ‘He has done everything well’,…” – Mark 7:37

- What changed their minds?

THE STORY: “This man lived in the tombs,…”

This story is about…

The Authority of Christ

  • Authority over nature (in the boat) – Mark 4:35-41
  • Authority into a new region – Mark 5:1
  • Authority over forces of darkness – Mark 5:2-13
  • Authority over empire – Mark 5:14-17


The Power of Fear

  • Afraid of the uncontrollable – Mark 5:3-5
  • Afraid of change (even good change) – Mark 5:15
  • Afraid to hope – Mark 5:17


How to spread Hope

  • Hope to your own people -
  • Hope found in your story because of what God has done in you
  • Hope based on God’s mercy


What changed their minds?

- “So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And  

   all the people were amazed.” – Mark 7:37

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