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Jesus loves to surprise us. Just when we think we have him boiled down to a formula or method, He breaks the mold.

In [Mark 5:1-20](”>Mark 5:1-20) we see His interaction with a demon possessed man. He miraculously delivers him and forever changes his life.

The next step seems obvious. Who would this guy want to be around and hang out with?


No brainer, right?

We see this desire expressed by the man himself. “As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him.” Mark 5:18

It is Jesus answer that is surprising.

“Go home.”

Well, ok it is a nicer form of that same message.

“And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” Mark 5:19