Mark 7

Mark 7

2 Miracles
1. Casting out a demon – Mark 7:24-30
2. Healing – Mark 7:31-37
MIRACLE#1—CASTING OUT A DEMON
V24 – Jesus moves out of Israel into gentile territory – Tyre and Sidon (modern day Lebanon)
v25 – Jesus is resting but a woman approaches Him when she hears He is in the area
-She had a huge issue – her daughter is demon possessed
Jesus came for gentiles and those who are Jewish – the church age – Eph 2:14-18
-Jesus came for everyone, but He will not leave us the same
v26 – This woman is not saved and is from southern Syria
-her daughter needs deliverance and salvation
***A CHRISTIAN CAN NEVER BE DEMON POSSESSED***
She Kept Asking – v22
Matthew 15 – she cried out to Jesus
-when something is vital and important for you, keep on asking – Be Persistent – Luke 11:5-13
-it is not a lack of faith to continue to ask…It is Biblical…
v27 – the children represents Israel
Bread – this represents the ministry of Jesus and His blessings
-this is a picture of Israel sitting at the table and receiving salvation and the gentiles receive the crumbs falling from the table
*the word dog is a gentle term and speaks of a puppy dog and not a street scavenger
v28 – these verses speak of Gods plan to go to Israel first and then the gentiles
this woman accepted this plan
SURRENDER: accept the Lord’s plan for your life………..
vs29-30 – this woman was receptive to Jesus and His Word and she could now receive
Receptivity is key to receiving anything from the Lord…
v30 – this woman’s daughter was saved and delivered……
(2) HEALING – Mark 7:31-37
v31 – the Decapolis – an area of 10 cities – it was gentile territory
v32 – people kept bringing people to Jesus to get them saved
*this man was deaf and had a speech impediment.  He could not communicate clearly
*The people of the Gadarenes brought this man to Jesus.  They had rejected jesus earlier, but now were open because of the testimony of the man who was delivered from demons
v33 – took him aside – People need the Word and not just a healing
v34 – this is a sigh of compassion and prayer – Be Opened…Be Released
v35 – the an is healed and saved
vs36-37 – people were overwhelmed…it was a continual reaction of amazement
-they could not stand up and contain themselves…….