The story of how Jesus healed the demon possessed man. The demons went into pigs and the pigs went into the water.
These activities books and graphics are FREE for use by families and non-profit organizations at home, school or church but may not be copied to other websites without written permission.
Children love for teachers to tell them a story. Tell you students the Bible story using the printed story books or displaying the story on your iPad or tablet. Pick out and print the pages from the activity books that are appropriate for your class.
Lesson Activities, Worksheets and iPad/Tablet Storybook:
Download the Flip Chart in PDF version above or PowerPoint Slideshow format below for iPad, tablet or video projector:
Children's Bible Story Images:
Individual images for teacher use. Click on the thumbnails to view the full size image.
Demons and Pigs Cover Page
Welcome to the Lessons of Love children’s series as provided with love by the church of Christ in Carbondale, Illinois.
Demons and Pigs Flip Chart Cover Page
These lessons and illustrations were created using paper flip charts and colored markers. You can print these out from PowerPoint and use as regular flip charts. Print the illustrations on one side of the paper and the notes on the other. You can also simply present them from your computer. These lessons are copyrighted but are provided free for your use. You may use them as long as you don’t charge money for them. If you wish to use them in a commercial project, email Terry Taylor for permission.
Demons Torment a Man
Across the lake from Galilee was a region called Gadara. For a long time there had been a man living there who wore no clothes. He didn’t live in a house, but stayed out among the tombs in the graveyard. People had often tried to chain him up to get him under control, but he simply broke the chains and continued to roam through the tombs, howling and cutting himself with rocks. He had a serious problem. He had been taken over by a bunch of evil spirits. God allowed evil and wicked spirits to take over people in those days so that Jesus could show people that he had power over the devil.
The Man Approaches Jesus
One day Jesus sailed over the sea to Gadars. When He stepped ashore, the demon-filled man cam running to him, crying and falling at his feet.
Jesus Expels Legion
“What do you want of me, Jesus, son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” the evil spirits in the man yelled. “What is your name?” Jesus asked the spirits. “Our name is Legion because there are lots of us,” the spirits replied. The spirits begged Jesus not to send them out of the region. “See those pigs over there on the hillside,” the spirits said, “send us into them.”
Legion Kills the Pigs
“Get out of this man and go into the pigs!” Jesus commanded. And the spirits came out of the man and went into the pigs. Then the pigs all rushed headlong into the lake and drowned. Two thousand pigs drowned that day before the amazed eyes of their keepers. The keepers of the pigs ran into town and reported what had happened.
The Man is Healed
The people from town came out to see for themselves and when they saw the man who had been filled with demons sitting properly clothed and talking sensibly to Jesus, they were very afraid. They begged Jesus to leave their area. Someone with that much power was just too scary to have around.
Preach to Others
As Jesus was leaving the area, the man who had been filled with demons ran to Him and begged to go with Him. But Jesus said, “No, you must go home and tell everyone what great things God has done for you.”
Similar Lessons On This Site: