Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Jesus Heals A Violent Demon Possessed Man

Jesus Heals Man

Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Luke:  Jesus heals a speechless demon possessed man (Luke 8:26-39; Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20)

Jesus had just crossed the Sea of Galilee and landed in the region of the Gerasenes.  A demon possessed man met him who was completely out of his mind, naked, homeless, and living in a cemetery.  Chains couldn’t even bind him.  He was already acting like a dead man and he was still alive.  Let’s see how Jesus treated this man.

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Ask the children…

Did the demon inside the man know who Jesus was and did he know Jesus was in charge?

“As soon as he saw Jesus, he shrieked and fell down in front of him. Then he screamed, ‘Why are you interfering with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Please, I beg you, don’t torture me!’” (Luke 8:28 )

What did Jesus ask the demon?

“Jesus demanded, ‘What is your name?’ ‘Legion,’ he replied, for he was filled with many demons.” (Luke 8:30)

After Jesus had cast out the demons what did he tell the man to do?  “’No, go back to your family, and tell them everything God has done for you.’ So he went all through the town proclaiming the great things Jesus had done for him.” (Luke 8:39)

Jesus wanted this man to demonstrate that he had really been healed and in his right mind.  What better way than to go home to his family and friends and to live it out in front of them.

When a great transformation has taken place in a life, the best way to testify about it is to live out the change.  Don’t just tell people, but live it so they can see it and ask what has happened.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  

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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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