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Overcoming The Devil (9 of 37)
Series: Then Came Jesus
Dr. Stan Coffey
I. SATAN IS A DECIDED FACT
II. SATAN IS A DESTRUCTIVE FORCE
III. SATAN IS A DEFEATED FOE
This morning we continue our study in the Book of Mark,"Then Came Jesus" and so I want to invite your attention to Mark Chapter 5. If you will take your Bible or New Testament and turn to Mark Chapter 6. I want to begin reading in verse number one.
Today I want to speak on the subject "Overcoming the Devil". In Mark Chapter 5 Verse 1 we read about a man who was overcome by the devil and then we read about a man, the same man, who overcame the devil and how he overcame the devil through the power of a personal Savior.
I want to tell you today as great as the devil is and as real as the devil is that there is hope for us in Jesus Christ and no matter how far the devil has gone in your life, Jesus Christ is greater than the devil.
Look at Mark 5 Verse 1, "AND THEY CAME OVER UNTO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SEA, INTO THE COUNTRY OF THE GADARENES. AND WHEN HE WAS COME OUT OF THE SHIP, IMMEDIATELY THERE MET HIM OUT OF THE TOMBS A MAN WITH AN UNCLEAN SPIRIT,
WHO HAD HIS DWELLING AMONG THE TOMBS; AND NO MAN COULD BIND HIM, NO, NOT WITH CHAINS: BECAUSE THAT HE HAD BEEN OFTEN BOUND WITH FETTERS AND CHAINS, AND THE CHAINS HAD BEEN PLUCKED ASUNDER BY HIM, AND THE FETTERS BROKEN IN PIECES: NEITHER COULD ANY MAN TAME HIM.
AND ALWAYS, NIGHT AND DAY, HE WAS IN THE MOUNTAINS, AND IN THE TOMBS, CRYING, AND CUTTING HIMSELF WITH STONES. BUT WHEN HE SAW JESUS AFAR OFF, HE RAN AND WORSHIPPED HIM,
AND CRIED WITH A LOUD VOICE, AND SAID, WHAT HAVE I TO DO WITH THEE, JESUS, THOU SON OF THE MOST HIGH GOD? I ADJURE THEE BY GOD, THAT THOU TORMENT ME NOT. FOR HE SAID UNTO HIM, COME OUT OF THE MAN, THOU UNCLEAN SPIRIT.
AND HE ASKED HIM, WHAT IS THY NAME? AND HE ANSWERED, SAYING, MY NAME IS LEGION: FOR WE ARE MANY." Now look at Verse 15, "AND THEY COME TO JESUS, AND SEE HIM THAT WAS POSSESSED WI ...
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