In the last lesson, we learned about how we can encourage those who might be overlooked or mistreated. Why was the Samaritan woman surprised when Jesus asked her for water? (Jesus was a Jew, and she was a Samaritan woman. Jews did not speak to Samaritans.)
Today, we will learn about how evil spirits responded to Jesus and what this tells us about him.
Even when other people did not know who Jesus was, the evil spirits inside the man did. They knew Jesus was the Son of God. They also knew that Jesus is more powerful than Satan or any evil spirit. Jesus showed this. The evil spirits inside the man had to obey him.
The one true God is all-powerful. There is nothing more powerful than God. When Jesus showed his power and authority over the evil spirits, Jesus showed that he was the one true God and deserving of all our worship.
- How did the evil spirits respond when they saw Jesus? (They acknowledged who Jesus was,the Son of God in heaven. They were scared. They begged Jesus to send them into the pigs.)
- How did Jesus show that he is more powerful than Satan or any evil spirit? (The evil spirits could only do what Jesus allowed them to do. When Jesus allowed them to go into the pigs, they obeyed, left the man, and went into the pigs.)
- Even evil spirits know who Jesus is and must obey him. How does knowing this make you feel?
- In the story, God’s power could be seen over the evil spirits as they went into the pigs, then drowned in the lake. God’s power is still active today. What situations have you seen where God’s power was at work?