Mark 7

 Mark 7

               2 Miracles Occur
1. Casting out a demon – Mark 7:24-30
2. Healing – Mark 7:31-37
                         Principles to Learn From Mark 7:24-30
(1) NO ONE IS BEYOND SALVATION
*The Lord wants everyone to be saved – 2 Peter 3:8-9
*The believer needs to want everyone to be saved
*Everyone can be saved
*Do not look at the person – look to Jesus who can save anyone
*the issue is the sin nature
The Mom – The Woman – Matthew 15:22,25,27-28
v26 – She was a gentile…spoke Greek…was from southern Syria
v22 – She started off calling Jesus 1st as the Son of David – a Jewish title but not a recognition that Jesus was their Savior
v28 – She places her faith in Jesus – saved by grace through faith
vs25 & 27 – She calls Jesus Lord
v25 – She worships Him as God and Savior
The Daughter – vs29-30
-She was an unbeliever
-She was demon possessed – believers cannot be demon possessed
-She was delivered and saved – demons come out and the Holy Spirit comes in
(2) PERSISTENCE IS A KEY IN LIVING A VICTORIOUS LIFE – Genesis 32:22-31
-the woman heard Jesus was in the area and she approached Him
*v26 – She Kept Asking
*to receive many things from the Lord, we must be persistent
Genesis 32:22-31 – Jacob wrestles with God and won’t let go until He blesses him
Galatians 6:9 – do not grow weary…do not give up…and you will receive
(3) SPIRITUAL DESPERATION IS VITAL TO RECEPTIVITY – Matthew 15:22
-we must be desperate for Jesus – she cried out to the Lord (v22)
     1. being desperate is knowing ultimately only the Lord can help you
     2. being desperate is crying out to the Lord – Psalm 107
-desperate people receive – vs 6, 13, 19 & 28
v2 – hand – means clutches of the enemy – Jesus saved us
vs4 & 7, 22-30 – wandering – being out of Gods will with no purpose or plan to follow
v20 – healing – means to make whole
(4) JESUS CAME FOR THOSE WHO ARE JEWISH AND GENTILE – Mark 7:27-29
-this woman understood what the Lord’s plan was
-the plan is to go to the Jewish people first and then to the gentiles with the gospel
-Ephesians 2:14-18
MIRACLE #2 – HEALING – Mark 7:31-37
v31 – Decapolis – an area of 10 cities and was gentile territoy
v32 – people kept bringing people to Jesus
-there was a man who was deaf and could not talk clearly
-the people of the Gadarenes brought this man to Jesus after they had run Jesus out of town ———–SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY…….
v33 – took him aside – Jesus did not just want to encourage a healing ministry.  People need the Word of God…
v34- this is a sigh of compassion and prayer——-Be Released or Opened
v35 – the man is healed and saved
vs36-37 – people were overwhelmed and totally amazed…