Demons from hell had invaded his body, removed all hope, and replaced it with rage. He couldn’t stand to be around people and people couldn’t stand to be around him. Attempts to shackle the mad man had proven futile. Those who traveled the road near the tombs he inhabited did so at their own risk.
He was written off as crazy and dangerous – a real threat to society. Everyone ignored him. Some even considered taking his life as a safeguard to others. Who to blame for his condition ceased to be an issue. What to do became the priority. And no one had a solution.
Then Jesus arrived by boat and walked into the cemetery. In a matter of minutes Jesus set the man free from the control of Satan. Nosy bystanders gasped as he clothed himself before sitting down with Jesus and asking sensible questions. The change frightened them.
Our world is still filled with people who are controlled by the forces of hell. Jesus can set them free. Free from addictions and attitudes and anxieties that Satan furnishes liberally. Freedom from sin’s stranglehold comes only through faith in Jesus Christ.
I love you,
- Sunday Sermon – “The Church Divided” James 4:1-12
- LifeGroup Attendance on July 28 – 574
- GEAR UP – August 11, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center
- Crowder Lake Baptism – August 25 – 6:00 p.m.
Cade Kelsey / Zack & Elissa Saunders / Kirby & Joni Sheperd