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Mark 5:1-20

The reading of God’s law will be from Numbers 11:26-30.

We will have two sermon texts this Lord’s Day. The primary sermon text will be from Mark 5:1-20 and the secondary sermon text will be from Matthew 8:28-34.

1. What do you know about the country of Gerasenes (aka, Gadarenes or Gergesenes)? Where is it located? Who lived there during the early first century? Were they Jews or gentiles? What was their history?

2. Mark provides a description of the demon possessed man. What was his name? See if you can identify at least five characteristics of this man.

3. How did this man approach Jesus differently than he approached other people? What accounts for this difference?

4. Why did the demons not want to be sent out of the country? Why did they request to be sent into the herd of pigs, instead? How many pigs were there? What does this tell you about the number of demons that were in the man?

5. How did the man respond when the demons were sent out of him? How did the pigs respond when the demons entered into them? How did the herdsmen respond? How did the people in the city and the country respond? How did Jesus respond?