October 21, 2012: Luke 8:26-39, Told for Younger Children
Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Christian Education · October 15, 2012
Audio length: 2:49
One day, our Lord Jesus met a man who had demons. He did not wear clothes. He lived in the tombs. The demons made him strong and not safe to be with.
When the man saw Jesus, the demons made him yell, “What do I have to do with you, Jesus, God’s Son? Leave me alone!”
Jesus asked the man what his name was. The man said, “Legion.” (A legion is a large group or army.) He said this was his name because so many demons were in him.
Jesus told the demons to leave the man. He told them to go into a nearby herd of pigs. The demons came out of the man and went into the pigs. The whole herd went rushing down the steep bank into the lake and they drowned.
The people watching the pigs saw what had happened. They ran to town and told other people. These people went to see Jesus. They saw the man who had demons sitting at Jesus’ feet. He was wearing clothes. He was talking in a normal voice. This made the people very afraid. They asked Jesus to leave.
As Jesus got into a boat to leave, the man begged to come along. He wanted to be with Jesus. But Jesus told him to go home and tell all that God had done for him.
1. Who did Jesus meet? What was wrong with him?
2. Where did Jesus tell the demons that were in the man to go? Did the demons obey?
3. Jesus made the man well again. What did the man want to do? What did Jesus tell him to do?
4. Tell about something that God has done for you.