Jesus heals and gives new life . . .
Questions to consider:
- What are the physical characteristics of the region of the Garasenes?
- What are the personal characteristics of the man who lived there?
- How did the demons recognize Jesus?
- What was Jesus’ attitude toward the pigs?
- What was Jesus’ attitude toward the suffering man?
- What was Jesus’ attitude toward the people of the region?
- Why did the demons not want to be sent “out of the area”?
- Why did the people want Jesus “to leave their area”?
- When Jesus returns across the lake, how was he received?
- What does it mean to be healed? (cf. v. 23, 34)
- What does it mean to be saved? Is it different from being healed?
- Why does Jesus tell Jairus “don’t be afraid, just believe”?
- Was Jairus daughter really dead? Or, asleep?
- Why does Jesus tell some people not to say anything but he tells the healed demoniac to tell everyone. (cf. v. 19, 43)
- What does Jesus want us to learn from this passage?
- How does the woman who needs healing provide a model for someone seeking salvation?
- What was said in the conversation between Jesus and the woman? (cf. v. 33)
- Why does Jesus heal some people and not others?
- Does Jesus still heal today? In what ways?
Four statements from Mark 5:
- The man said: “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?”
- The father said: “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”
- The woman said: “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”
- Jesus said: “I say to you, get up!”