I’M SO THANKFUL: WHAT DO I DO NOW? GO AND SPEAK OF THE GOODNESS OF GOD

Sunday, 29. December 2019

Mark 5:15-20 NIV

When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. (16) Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well. (17) Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.(18) As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. (19) Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” (20) So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.

 

Luke 8:39 NIV

“Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

 

-Legion guy (6,000 demons guy)

-Decapolis guy - now (speaking to 10 cities guy)

 

THE NAMES OF THE TEN CITIES OF THE DECAPOLIS

These cities: almost all became believers in Jesus

 

They are:

2 in Israel

6 in Jordan

2 in Syria

  1. Scythopolis in Israel
  2. Golan Heights, Israel
  3. Gadara in Jordan
  4. Pella in Jordan
  5. Amman the capital of Jordan
  6. Gerasa in Jordan
  7. Dion in Jordan
  8. Abila in Jordan
  9. Qanawat in Syria
  10. Damascus the capital of Syria.

 

FOCUS ON THE JESUS CHANGE AND BE THANKFUL

-Changed life gave him his platform to speak.

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

 

FOCUS ON WHAT I AM NOW (NOT ON WHAT I ONCE DID)

-CHANGED AND NOW NO CONDEMNATION

 

1 Corinthians 15:10a NIV

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect.

 

Romans 8:1 NIV

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

 

FOCUS ON THE FUTURE AND BE FULL OF VISION

-CHANGED AND THANKFUL. READY FOR THE NEXT THING

Proverbs 29:18 KJV

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.