The Day the Deliverer Came to Town



The Day the Deliverer Came to Town


Luke 8:26-39, Pastor Howard Harden

Message delivered October 11th, 2015 during the morning services.



Mankind is desperately seeking a deliverer.  Only Jesus, however, has the power to truly deliver us from the power of the devil and the consequences of sin.  Through Jesus' encounter with the Gaderene demoniac, we see three forces which collide when God delivers one who is lost.

  1. The PURPOSE of Satan to DESTROY. (vs. 26-27, 29)
    • The demoniac was SELF DESTRUCTIVE.
    • He was BRANDED by SHAME.
    • He was ALIENATED from OTHERS.
    • He was DEMONICALLY CONTROLLED.
  2. The POWER of Christ to SAVE. (vs. 28-35a)
  3. The RESPONSIBILITY of man to RESPOND. (vs. 35b-39)
    • The call to SALVATION.
    • The call to WITNESS.