As you may have heard from the Sunday messages, during the Your Best Self series, we’ll be focusing on the stories of Jesus from the book of Luke. Our hope is that, by the end of the series, we’ll be much more familiar with Luke and the important stories he collected, so we’ll be able to learn even more when we encounter them at other times in our lives.
Today, specifically, we’re going to read a very dramatic story from Luke, chapter 8. In this story, Jesus encounters a man struggling with the spiritual ailment of demon possession. While we don’t encounter that kind of extreme spiritual affliction much today, we can still imagine the chaos and suffering it would cause in someone’s life.