Wrestllng with Truth February 26, 2012

Mark 5

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!”


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