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July 15, 2018 - Defeating Evil (Mark 5:1-20)

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  1. The complexity of evil.

Matthew 4:24 - So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them.

Four Biblical Explanations…

  1. Physiological Basis - Help is found in proper nutrition, medication and rest.
  2. Moral Basis - This is about guilt and shame - help is found in confession and forgiveness.
  3. Mental Basis - Extremely discouraged - help is found in community, love, discussion.
  4. Demonic Basis - help is found in prayer and the reading of the word of God.

2. The pattern of evil.

Hebrews 11:24-25 - By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.

3. How to defeat evil?

  1.  We defeat evil through belief and connection to Jesus.

B. We defeat evil through confession and submission.

C. We defeat evil by telling our story.