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Healed and Restored

Healed and Restored

May 28, 2017

Preacher: Jim Demolar

Series: Son of God



Healed and Restored

Mark 5:1-20


Mark 5:4 – For he had often been chained hand and foot, but the tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet.


Mark 5:5 – Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.



Mark 5:6-7 – When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.  He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you have to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?”


Mark 5:8 – For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you evil spirit!”


Mark 5:12 – The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.”


Mark 5:14 – Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened.



Mark 5:14 – When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.  


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



Mark 5:19 – “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”


Mark 5:20 – So the man went away and began to tell in Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him.  And all the people were amazed.












Healed and Restored

Mark 5:1-20


  1. What from this passage or message catches your attention, confuses, encourages or challenges you?  Bring it up now and share it in you group as others may share your questions or have insights to help you.


  1. In your opinion and from your experience what is demon possession, and how is it similar to other human conditions you have seen suffered?  


  1. From the passage what do we learn about possession in this man?

Verses 3-4

Verses 2, 5

Verses 6-8

Verses 9-10

  1. An alternate exorcism is proposed by the possessed man in verse 11-13.  What is the alternate proposal?  How is it a “win” for the multiple demons; for Jesus; for the demoniac?  How does Jesus ultimately “outsmart” the demons?  What does that teach you about Jesus? 
  2. The local residents, familiar with this man show up in verse 15.  What do they see, and how do they respond in verses 14-17?  Why do you think they are more fearful than thankful, and how would you have liked to react to the scene if you were one of the townspeople?  
  3. Jesus gives specific instructions to the man restored to his health.  Though not what he desires to do, he obeys and has deep impact to those around his region.  Your story may be less dramatic, but what would you say to those you know about what God has done for you?