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How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

Opening the Lids of Our Lives


July 19, 2020


Opening the Lids of Our Lives

Mark 5:1-20

My Sermon Notes from July 19, 2020 Full Text:

馬可福音 Mark 5:1-20

1 他們來到海那邊格拉森人的地方。 2 耶穌一下船,就有一個被汙鬼附著的人從墳塋裡出來迎著他。 3 那人常住在墳塋裡,沒有人能捆住他,就是用鐵鏈也不能。 4 因為人屢次用腳鐐和鐵鏈捆鎖他,鐵鏈竟被他掙斷了,腳鐐也被他弄碎了。總沒有人能制伏他。 5 他晝夜常在墳塋裡和山中喊叫,又用石頭砍自己。 6 他遠遠地看見耶穌,就跑過去拜他, 7 大聲呼叫說:「至高神的兒子耶穌,我與你有什麼相干?我指著神懇求你,不要叫我受苦!」 8 是因耶穌曾吩咐他說:「汙鬼啊,從這人身上出來吧!」 9 耶穌問他說:「你名叫什麼?」回答說:「我名叫『群』,因為我們多的緣故。」 10 就再三地求耶穌,不要叫他們離開那地方。 11 在那裡山坡上,有一大群豬吃食。 12 鬼就央求耶穌,說:「求你打發我們往豬群裡,附著豬去。」 13 耶穌准了他們,汙鬼就出來,進入豬裡去。於是那群豬闖下山崖,投在海裡淹死了。豬的數目約有二千。 14 放豬的就逃跑了,去告訴城裡和鄉下的人。眾人就來,要看是什麼事。 15 他們來到耶穌那裡,看見那被鬼附著的人,就是從前被群鬼所附的,坐著,穿上衣服,心裡明白過來,他們就害怕。 16 看見這事的,便將鬼附之人所遇見的和那群豬的事都告訴了眾人。 17 眾人就央求耶穌離開他們的境界。 18 耶穌上船的時候,那從前被鬼附著的人懇求和耶穌同在。 19 耶穌不許,卻對他說:「你回家去到你的親屬那裡,將主為你所做的是何等大的事,是怎樣憐憫你,都告訴他們。」 20 那人就走了,在低加波利傳揚耶穌為他做了何等大的事,眾人就都稀奇。

1 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones. 6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. 7 He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” 8 For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!” 9 Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area. 11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. 12 The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” 13 He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. 14 Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well. 17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region. 18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.

Discussion Questions:

1. What are some of the reasons why people have lids on their lives?
2. We are free to do anything, however what are some of the things that has chained your will to? Social media? Vices?
3. What title did the demons gave to Jesus when they recognize who He is?
4. What are some of the lids in your life that u want to be free from?