Jesus the Healer and Evil DefeaterPastor Alisa Lasater Wailoo, February 12, 2017
Part of the Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
As you look back over the week, have you spotted Jesus? Think back: where might you have seen him this week - anywhere strange or the usual places?
As we continue our sermon series, “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?” we are going to explore Mark 5 with the help of Acts 2. In the gospel, we find Jesus in a strange place. He’s surrounded by a Legion of Demons. More specifically, Jesus is out in the “tombs” with a fiercely strong, seemingly crazy stranger. And we find Jesus in the midst of deliverance ministry.
Does that idea, “Deliverance ministry," pique your interest or give you the heebie jeebies? Does it instantly conjure up flashbacks of the old Exorcist movie or something else? Take a moment before listening, and ask yourself a simple question: "If Jesus suddenly showed up on my shore, like he did the man in the gospel lesson, what would I hope to be delivered from?"
Then listen, ready to explore this ancient, sort-of unrelated text, as we discover the Jesus who delivers.
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