Published on July 11th, 2011 | by Jon Meyers0
Worship: July 17th, 2011
On Sunday, July 17th, Pastor Tony preached from the Gospel of Mark, covering the text of Mark 5:1-20. He discussed that since Jesus can free a man plagued by thousands of demons and beyond human help, He can set you free from whatever enslaves you- so you can testify about what the Lord has done. Worship was at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
8:30 am Early Worship Service 10:00 am Sunday School for all ages 11:00 am Late Worship Service 6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: Mark 5:1-20
Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon
5:1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, 4 for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. 5 Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. 6 And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him. 7 And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.” 8 For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” 9 And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” 10 And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11 Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, 12 and they begged him, saying, “Send us to the pigs; let us enter them.” 13 So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out, and entered the pigs, and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and were drowned in the sea.
14 The herdsmen fled and told it in the city and in the country. And people came to see what it was that had happened. 15 And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 16 And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs. 17 And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their region. 18 As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. 19 And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20 And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled.
Hymn of Adoration: #302 Come, Christians, Join to Sing
Hymn or Spiritual Song: #45 Now unto Jehovah, Ye Sons of the Mighty
Hymn of Response: #274 Thine Be the Glory
Dismissal Hymn: #716 Sing to the Lord of Harvest (4)
Additional Readings: The Westminster Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 33-36
Q. 33. What is justification?
A. Justification is an act of God’s free grace, wherein he pardoneth all our sins, and accepteth us as righteous in His sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.
[Scripture Proof: Romans 3:24; Romans 4:6-8; 2 Corinthians 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 4:6, 11; Romans 5:19; Galatians 2:16; Philippians 3:9]
Q. 34. What is adoption?
A. Adoption is an act of God’s free grace,a whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges, of the sons of God.
[Scripture Proof: 1 John 3:1]
Q. 35. What is sanctification?
A. Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God,and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.
[Scripture Proof: Ezekiel 36:27; Philippians 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:23-24; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Romans 6:4, 6, 12-14; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Peter 2:24]
Q. 36. What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification?
A. The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification, are, assurance of God’s love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, increase of grace, and perseverance therein to the end.
[Scripture Proof: Romans 5:5; Romans 5:1; Romans 14:17; 2 Peter 3:18; Philippians 1:6; 1 Peter 1:5]
Full Liturgy for July 17th, 2011 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Mark
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)
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