How to Deal with Demons
I remind you as you're turning that Steve Green will be here this evening with a full concert. It's a marvelous opportunity for us to share the Lord Jesus. We're continuing in our series of sermons on the life of Christ from the book of Mark. Today we come to an extraordinary, extraordinary passage of scripture. Mark chapter one and we begin now in verse twenty-one. Mark chapter one and verse twenty-one. ''And they went into Capernaum; straightway on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit: and he cried out, saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou are, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves saying, What thing is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him. And immediately his fame spread throughout all the region round about Galilee.'' This dramatic episode took place in a synagogue at Capernaum.
Those of you who have visited the Holy Land, in all likelihood visited this spot. Because the ruins of that old synagogue at least the foundation of that old synagogue, remain till this day. I believe of all of the spots on earth, this spot is one of the most beautiful. That sea of Galilee sits there like a topaz on the bosom of mother earth. And there at the northern part of the sea of Galilee is this synagogue. And when Jesus came into this synagogue, as he began his public ministry, there came a confrontation with a demon-possessed man. I'm speaking today on de ...
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