Sunday, July 30, 2017

30 July 2017

Toddler Class
Coach Dewi
Asst. 1 : Yessy
Asst. 2 : Tasya & Felianti

Primary Class 1-3
Coach Daniel
(Asst. Shianty)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Lusiana
(Asst. Shawn & Nico)



Remember what we learnt last week? Jesus and his disciples were in a boat on the lake when there was a sudden large thunderstorm!

After Jesus calmed the storm, the boat reached the other side of the lake to the country of Gerasenes.

(Get them to try to pronounce word “Je-ra-scenes”)

When they went on shore, suddenly, a demon-possessed man came running up to them.

(Might want to play act it out by messing up your hair and looking like a mad person as you tell the story)

This man was under the power of an evil spirit. The evil spirit would attack him and make him do things he didn’t want to do. He was naked! He was dirty.

Even though the man was chained up on his hands and feet, with someone always watching him, the evil spirit would cause him to break the chains and go stay in the tombs — where dead people are placed.

Jesus commanded the evil spirit to leave the man.

The evil spirits recognised who Jesus was. They were afraid because they knew this was someone who had authority over them.

The man fell down before Jesus and cried out loudly, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” (This was the evil spirit speaking through the man)

Jesus asked, “What is your name?”

The evil spirit answered, “Legion”, which meant many demons.

The evil spirits begged Jesus not to send them to the bottomless pit but into a herd of pigs nearby.

Jesus permitted them. The evil spirits went out of the man and entered the pigs, who ran violently off the cliff, into the lake, and drowned.

That must have been quite a scary sight —so many pigs just running off a cliff. Can you imagine how much torture the man was under by these spirits? Can you think of how much damage and hurt the spirits could have caused the man?

Those who saw what happened went to tell other people.

When they returned, this man was sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. What a transformation!

The people were afraid and asked Jesus to leave.

The man who was delivered from the evil spirits wanted to follow Jesus.

But Jesus told him to: “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”

And the man went to tell the whole city what Jesus has done for him.


Jesus Has Authority

We’ve learned that Jesus has authority over sickness and death.

And that Jesus has authority over nature — even the winds and the waves obey Him.

Today we see how Jesus has authority over evil spirits. The evil spirits knew Jesus was the Son of God, and they are afraid of Him! Isn’t Jesus powerful?

Jesus Transforms

Let have a look at how the man was before and after encountering Jesus.

Jesus is in Us!

Because we have Jesus in us, we don’t have to afraid of any evil spirits or ghosts or anything scary. We can command them to leave in Jesus’ name.

And today, you and I have the Holy Spirit in us. We are under the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit helps us to do the right thing. The Holy Spirit clothes us in righteousness. The Holy Spirit gives us the mind of Christ. So we can all go and tell everyone what Jesus has done for us!

The man ran to Jesus and was set free. The people saw what Jesus did and asked Him to leave. Which response do we want to have today? Like the man? Or the people?

Let’s pray: Thank you Jesus that at Your name, demons and evil spirits will run away. I do not have to fear them. And I thank You that Your Holy Spirit lives in me forever. In Your name, I pray Amen.


Jesus is powerful, and Jesus is in us. We don’t have to fear ghosts or evil spirits.

Get the kids into small groups to share about their fears. Pray for Jesus’ peace to fill each of them.


Jesus told the man to “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”

Let’s write in the “hearts” what Jesus has done for you, the grace and mercy and love He has shown you. And go home and tell someone about it.

SONG: With Christ in the Vessel, we can smile at the storm

WORSHIP: Refuge (with sign language)

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