Mark 5 Outline
– Jesus casts out legions of demons from a man at Gerasenes (Mark 5:1-20)
– A woman with hemorrhage touched Jesus’ cloak and was healed (Mark 5:21-34)
– Jesus healed the daughter of Jairus (Mark 5:35-43)
Mark 6 Bible Study
In Mark 5:1-20, Jesus came into the regions of the Gerasenes. As soon as he came out of the boat, a demon possessed man approached him. The demon possessed man had been chained several times but he managed to break them off. He had cut himself with the stones. He cried out day and night on the hills. When the demon possessed man saw Jesus, the evil spirit in him shouted. When Jesus asked him what is his name, he replied legion. It is the evil spirit speaking through the mouth of the man. The evil spirit says his name is legion because there are lots of them living in the body of the man. Nearby, there was a herd of about 2000 pigs and Jesus commanded the evil spirits to go into them. After Jesus cast out the evil spirits, the evil spirits went into the pigs. The pigs rushed down into the lake and drowned. When the people found out, they ask Jesus to leave their region. The demon possessed man wanted to follow Jesus as he got into the boat. However, Jesus did not allow him. Jesus told the demon possessed man to go back to his family and give testimony about how he was healed from demon possessions. Sins can open way for the devil into your life. Many evil spirits can live inside the body of a person. The evil spirits are constantly looking for ways to attack the weak Christians (1 Peter 5:8). To protect yourself from demonic attack, you must make up your mind to follow Christ and stop sinning. You must fill your mind with the word of God. When the devil attacks you, you can use the word of God to defend yourself. Christians have authorities to cast out demons in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 16:18).
In Mark 5:21-43, a man named Jairus approached Jesus and told him that his daughter is sick to point of death. As Jesus was traveling to Jairus’ house, a woman who suffered from hemorrhage for 12 years thought to herself if she could just touch the cloak of Jesus, she will be healed. Because she believed, she was healed at the moment she touch the cloak of Jesus. Jesus felt power going out from him when the woman touched his cloak. When he asked who touched him, the woman came up and admitted she was the one who touch his cloak. Jesus said to the woman that her faith has made her well. Some men told Jesus that the daughter of Jairus is dead as he was speaking. However, Jesus told Jairus not o be afraid but just have faith. Jesus said that the girl is not dead but asleep. After getting rid all the people out of the house, he took the hand of the girl and asked her to get up. Immediately, the girl was alive. He told the parents to give the girl something to eat. Anything is possible when you have faith (Luke 1:37). We must put our faith in God in no matter what circumstances. When you have a problem, you must discuss it with God and surrender it to him. Jesus said seek his kingdom first and all things will be add unto you. If you seek God’s kingdom first, all things that you need will be added unto you (Matthew 6:33). Seeking God’s kingdom first means putting God as first over other things in your life including family member, money, and etc.