- Read the headings in Mark 5:1-20.
- Find the Sea of Galilee, Gerasa, and the Decapolis.
- Highlight verses 7 and 19 of chapter 5.
- Read Mark 5:1-20.
- Consider the following questions.
Is "The Bay of Pigs Disaster" a good title for this story? Why or why not? Can you suggest a better title?
Today, if Jesus had cured such a demon-possessed man like the one in the story (5:1-20), what would people think?
Quick, get the TV crew from Rescue 911!
It's amazing what some of these new drugs can do.
Jesus is just a fake. The whole thing was probably rigged.
People would be afraid and ask Jesus to leave town. (5:17)
After the man was healed, he begged Jesus that he might be with him. Why do you think Jesus refused his request? (5:18-20)
With whom do you identify in the story? Why?
the demon-possessed man
the pig-herders and villagers