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#320, 18th May 2017
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I'm time again to visit with you! We are blessed that you subscribed to our newsletter. In this issue we bring you the final Lesson from the Great Physician and trust will bless and encourage you. To get the most out of this newsletter, follow the links to the online version and read right through to the end!

Go Tell How Much the Lord Has Done


Previously on Lessons from the Great Physician:
     Lesson One:  Establish the will of God
     Lesson Two: Accept the authority of God's Word
     Lesson Three: Recognize your Family Rights
     Lesson Four: Have Faith in Your Own Faith

The fifth lesson from the Great Physician is found in the healing of the demonized Gadarene man in Matthew 8:28-34. The same incident is also recorded in Mark 5:1-21 and Luke 8:26-39. "Matthew speaks of 'two demoniacs' while Luke mentions only one, the leading one" (Robertson's Word Pictures). The key to the main point of the fifth lesson is at the close of the incident in Mark 5:19: "[Jesus] said to him, 'Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you...'" (ESV).

Let's set the scene. "And when he [Jesus] came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way. And behold, they cried out, 'What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?'" (Matthew 8:28-29 ESV). Note that the demons in the man knew who Jesus was, and that they would eventually be destroyed.

We see the same situation with the seven sons of Sceva in Acts 19:13-16. They tried their hand in the religious business but were not followers of Christ. They said to a demon, "We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches" (verse 13). "And the evil spirit answered and said, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?" (verse 15 NKJV). The demon knew who Jesus was, and knew that Christ was in Paul but not in the sons of Sceva! "Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded" (verse 16). 
[Read the full article online] -- Peter Wade.

RECALL:

"He ain’t never done me nothin’ but good"

It is only a repeat if you didn't read it the first time! Here is an teaching from our blog:

The title comes from the chorus of Dottie Rambo’s song, recorded by numerous artists over the years. The “He” refers to God and the first verse recounts the story of Job, the second the author’s life as a Christian, and the third Polycarp, an early Christian martyr. The song came to mind because one of our volunteers wrote that he had run across the verse he had heard me quote in several teachings, “You [God] are good and do good” (Psalm 119:68 ESV). -- Read the rest online!
 

READ:

I’M EXCITED ABOUT EPHESIANS
      Seated in the heavenlies
               by Peter Wade
 
Second edition, revised and enlarged by the author, 160 pages.
     Now you can thrill to the truth of Paul’s exciting revelation of God to man. You can see yourself where God says you, seated in heavenly places.
     This book is a journey of exploration and inspiration, not just a commentary. It present highlights of this powerful letter from the viewpoint of the Christ within every believer and their position in Christ.
     You can read this book for your own enjoyment, or use it as a guide for group Bible study.

RECOMMENDED:

Forgiven! Freed! Made new!

Andrew Farley is a minister and professor who understands what God has done and who He's made you to be. This interview from Christian television is well worth the 25 minutes it takes to watch. Be blessed -- View it now online! We also recommend his book, The Naked Truth, available from Amazon,and other online booksellers.
 
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