Posted on Sun, Feb 15, 2004
Topic:† Living In A Graveyard
Scripture:† Mark 5: 1-9
The sermon was delivered by Pastor Williams
Why would a man live in a graveyard with dead people, bones, skeletons and all sorts of eerie things?† Where there is no joy or happiness and nothing about life exists?†
††††††††††† It was this manís choice to be there.† Maybe because his mom and dad had given up on him, or maybe he had gotten laid off his job and his unemployment had run out, maybe church folks were ragging on him all the time and he just didnít have no other place to go.
††††††††††† When you are living in sin you are living in a graveyard of trials and tribulations.† Why would people reject God that gives you life and gives it more abundantly to live in a graveyard?†
††††††††††† This man was crazy but he was not a fool because he sought out Jesus.† He knew Jesus had the answer.† Only a fool will choose to stay in sin and not seek salvation.† Demonic spirits are just as real today as they were in biblical days.† You canít be a child of God and have Satan as your best friend and have control of your life.†
††††††††††† How did this man get relief?† In Verse 6 it says he ran to Jesus.† There comes a time we need to stop worrying about how we look or dress or what people say and just run to Jesus.† This man was able to recognize Jesus.† There comes a time when youíve got to learn to recognize Jesus.† Not only did this man recognize Jesus but he reverenced Him.† We came here this morning to lift Him up and glorify His name Ė when we learn to recognize Him, run to Him and reverence Him, then He will call you by name.† He knows your pain Ė your spouse might not know, your friends might not understand but God recognizes what you are going through.†
††††††††††† If you are in a graveyard, run out of it, run to Jesus, fall down on your knees and worship Him.† Let Him call you by your name.† He can make a way out of no way.† He called the demons out of the man and allowed them to go into the swine.† He can deliver you too.† Jesus came to give you life and to give it more abundantly.
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