Serving the Hopeless

Scripture Reading: Mark 5:1-20


A. During His time on earth, Jesus spent a lot of time with people who seemed to be without any hope at all.

B. Jesus had the ability to serve these people in a way that no one else ever could, and He still has the power to do this today.


I. Jesus served those that everyone else had given up on.

A. He was able to help a man possessed with a legion of demons (Mark 5:1-20).

B. He was able to help a woman with a chronic issue of blood (Mark 5:25-34).

C. He was able to help a girl who had already been given up for dead (Mark 5:22-24,35-42).

II. Jesus is still the hope of the hopeless.

A. He gave new hope to other sick folks and grieving families (Matthew 11:5; Luke 7:11-15; John 11:40-44).

B. He restored hope to the nation of Israel (Luke 24:21; Acts 28:20; Matthew 4:16).

C. He gave renewed hope to a man named Saul (Acts 22:14; 9:8-9; 1 Timothy 1:12-15).

D. He can give new hope to us all (1 Timothy 1:16; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:19).


A. When we encounter people in this world who seem to be without hope (Ephesians 2:12), we can point them to Jesus.

B. If you realize that you are lost, you need to know that there is hope for you in none other but Jesus (Acts 4:12).

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