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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Mark Chapter 5

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: John Mark
Date Penned: (55-65 AD)
Overview: Mark Records the 1st Gospel Written (c 1-16)
Theme:  The Message and Ministry of Jesus, The Servant (c 1-13)
Message: Jesus Delivers and Heals  (v 1-43)

Mark 5 Commentary

(5::1-20) Jesus Sends Demons into a Herd of Pigs - Though we may emphasize the love for the world that God expressed through Christ, we sometimes fail to apply it to individual people. That Jesus permitted the demons to enter the large herd of pigs strikes us as odd, and we might be surprised by Jesus’ disregard for personal property. Jesus’ action, however, demonstrated the value of the man possessed by the demons. The demons, not Jesus, incited the pigs in their suicidal stampede. By any standard, the value Jesus places on each one of us cannot be measured. He did not hesitate to present his own life in exchange for our salvation. The story about the herd of pigs dramatically contrasts the purposes of God and the purposes of Satan for people. To Jesus, the crazed man was worth saving. To Satan, he was a soul targeted for destruction. Upon entering the pigs, the demons immediately revealed their destructive intent. They accomplished in the pigs what they had been doing in the man.

(5:21-43) Jesus Heals a Bleeding Woman and Restores a Girl to Life - Mark often wove together events in Jesus’ life. On the way to see an ailing child, Jesus met a suffering woman. While he was dealing with her crisis, the message arrived that the sick girl had died. The account rings with lifelikeness. We are familiar with the jumble of urgency, delays, obstacles, and disappointments in life. Mark demonstrates that Jesus knew the same experiences. The conclusion of this episode reintroduces Jesus’ efforts to control his publicity. His compassion motivated him to constant action, but God’s plan required that Jesus resist the pull of growing public acclaim.


Dave Burnette's Life Application

Jesus Can Handle Your Problems

 Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of Mark with Chapter 5. In our text today we see Jesus sends demons into a herd of pigs, heals a bleeding woman, and restores a girl to life. In making application we see how Jesus has power over sickness, demons, and the Grave. Today it is comforting to know that we can go to Jesus in prayer and ask Him to address our problems knowing that nothing is impossible for Him. How about you ? Are you facing something problems that are bigger than you can handle? Let us learn from our text today to see that Jesus has Power over all so we can rest in the fact that nothing is impossible for Jesus. 


Mark 5

Mark 5

 1And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.

 2And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

 3Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

 4Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.

 5And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

 6But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,

 7And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

 8For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

 9And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

 10And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.

 11Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.

 12And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

 13And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

 14And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.

 15And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

 16And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

 17And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.

 18And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.

 19Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.

 20And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.

 21And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.

 22And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,

 23And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

 24And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.

 25And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

 26And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

 27When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

 28For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

 29And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

 30And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

 31And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

 32And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

 33But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

 34And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

 35While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?

 36As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

 37And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

 38And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.

 39And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

 40And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.

 41And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

 42And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.

 43And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.