In the following article you will find a brief commentary on Mark 5 that goes along with our Riverside Church Two Year Bible Reading Plan (Volume 1 & Volume 2). This plan will allow you to read the New Testament and Psalms once every year and the Old Testament once every two years.
Jesus Appeared to Destroy the Works of the Devil
Mark 5 pictures for us the undeniable fact that there is evil in this world. The demonized man suffers under the enemy’s destructive power. There is evil; it is personal; it is hateful and it is destructive. Salvation is here; Jesus came to destroy the works of the evil one (1 John 3:8).
Jesus has called us to follow him and to join the mission. He is redeeming lives on every front. The synagogue ruler’s daughter and the dear woman suffering with her physical condition are just two more lives that are changed by faith in Christ.