Sermon June 23, 2013

Sermon June 23, 2013

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Luke 8:26-39

Jesus and his disciples arrived at the country of      the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. As he stepped out on land, a man      of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no      clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw      Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, “What      have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not      torment me” — for Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of      the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and      bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven      by the demon into the wilds.) Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?”      He said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. They begged him not to      order them to go back into the abyss.

Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the      demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. So he gave them permission.      Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd      rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in      the city and in the country. Then people came out to see what had      happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the      demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right      mind. And they were afraid. Those who had seen it told them how the one      who had been possessed by demons had been healed. Then all the people of      the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for      they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned.      The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him;      but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare how      much God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming throughout the      city how much Jesus had done for him.

Author: Meg

Meg serves as priest at St. Anne's Episcopal Church. She also serves as wife to Eric and mom to Weslee and Caroline. In her (copious) amounts of spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and pets.


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