We'd love for you to use this short devotional to review this week's story with your kids.
Background: Jesus stepped off a boat and was immediately approached by a man possessed by an evil spirit. This man lived among the tombs. He was very strong. There were attempts to chuckle and chain him, but he was so strong that he broke through them. When this man saw Jesus he ran to him and fell down at his feet. He cried out to Jesus and said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Do not torment me.” Jesus commanded the evil spirit to come out of the man and asked the name of the spirit. The spirit called himself legion, describing many spirits. Jesus sent the spirits into a flock of pigs and the pigs drowned in the sea. The people were scared when they heard what Jesus had done. The man healed from the spirits begged to go with Jesus as he left the area. Jesus told him to go tell his family all that God had done for him.
Opening/Ice Breaker: Who is your favorite super hero? Why are they your favorite? Did you know that Jesus is more powerful than any super hero you can imagine? What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.
Read Mark 5:1-20
- Who was a part of this week’s story?
- What was the name of the evil spirits?
- Where did Jesus send the evil spirits?
- What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.
Prayer: God we thank you for your son Jesus. We thank you for his ministry on earth. We pray that we can be daily reminded of the power of Jesus and the power of his saving faith. We thank you for loving us enough to send your son to die for our sins. Amen.
REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.
Gospel Project Big Picture Question: What did Jesus heal people from? Jesus healed people from sickness, sin, and death.
Memory Verse: Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits...who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases. Psalm 103:2-3
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 24 - Session 2