Jesus Healed a Man, and Sent him
Dear Lord, please use this study to help the children and their teachers to tell other people about you in a way that is easy to understand.
Choose any of these children's learning activities that fit their ages and current needs.
1. An older child or teacher reads or tells by memory about a man whom demons were tormenting, Luke 8:26-39.
Jesus healed the man and sent him home to tell his family and friends what God did for him.
After telling the story, ask these questions. [Answers appear after each question.]
· What did the demon-oppressed man do when he saw Jesus? [See verse 28]
· Why did the man say his name was Legion? [Verse 30]
· Where did the demons go after leaving the man? [Verse 33]
· What happened to the pigs? [Verse 33]
· Where did Jesus send the man after he freed him from demons? [Verse 39]
What did Jesus
tell the freed man to do? [Verse 39]
A good way to teach people about God is simply to tell them,
in your own way, what Jesus has done for you.
Tell it in the same way that you would tell any good news,
such as finding a very precious pearl.
2. Dramatize parts of the story of the man that Jesus freed from demons and sent home.
Arrange for the
children to present this drama to the adults.
Use your time with the children
to prepare the drama.
· Older children or adults play these parts:
Younger children play the part of Family & Friends
Read Luke 8:26-31 or tell the story by memory. Then say,
Man “My family
and friends, I have come home to tell you
Family & Friends Run and gather
around the man.
“Husband, you were crazy! You slept among the tombs!
Family & Friends (One says) “Father, what happened?”
(Another says) “They called you ‘Legion,’ because many demons entered you!”
(Another says) “We thought we would never see
Man “Jesus of
Nazareth came and sent the demons away!
Wife “I want to go see Jesus!”
Man “He did
wonderful things for me.
Narrator Thank everyone who helped.
3. If the children present this story to the adults, then let them also ask the adults the questions under #1 above.
children to tell other things that Jesus has done for us that we can
tell other people.
a simple picture of someone reading a newspaper, and let the children
Some children might like to copy or colour the picture found at the end of this lesson.
They can show their pictures to the adults at the next
6. Memorize Romans 5:8, “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
7. Three children each recite one or two of the verses from Psalm 8:1-5.
children write songs or poems about telling
our family and friends
9. Have an older child pray:
“Dear Lord, we praise you for loving us and saving us from evil and death. Help us to tell other children about you in a way that is clear to them.”
A more detailed drama, dealing with Jesus sending his followers to announce his Good News: