Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7
I. Evil unrestrained has terrible consequences for human suffering.
A. This gentile territory had little influence for righteousness.
B. Evil is restrained in culture by the witness of Christian people.
C. But when society calls evil good, things get worse.
Unrestrained evil has terrible consequences for human suffering.
II. They asked Jesus to leave but he asked the healed demoniac to stay.
A. People can ignore Jesus but they can’t ignore their Christian neighbor.
B. We do not need to fear the Devil.
C. The Bible gives us a strategy for resisting evil in Ephesians 6:10-18
Some day soon Jesus will return to command the demons to depart but for now we must resist evil by following Christ and living righteous lives that point others to him.