Make It Known - Lesson 3
Opening Prayer : Together say a prayer of thanks for all the marvelous things God has done in our lives.
Lesson Focus Bible Verse From Mark 5:19 :
"Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee,
and hath had compassion on thee. "
JESUS LOVES ME
Jesus loves me—this I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong—
They are weak, but He is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.
Lesson Bible Reading:
1And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 3Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: 4Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. 5And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. 6But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, 7And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. 8For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. 9And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. 10And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. 11Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. 12And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 13And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
14And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. 15And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 16And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine. 17And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts. 18And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. 19Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. 20And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.
Follow Up Questions:
1. Who came over to the country of Gadarenes by ship? ( Jesus)
2. Was someone in need of help that Jesus could give? ( read verse 2)
3. Did Jesus rid the man of unclean spirits? ( yes - read verse 13)
4. Did others see the works Jesus did for this man? ( yes- read 14,15 )
5. Did the healed man want to go with Jesus? ( yes - read 18)
6. Did he actually go with Jesus afterward? ( no )
7. What did Jesus ask this healed man to do? ( Read verse 19)
8. Fill in the blanks to this verse which is our
focus verse for today.
Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him,
Go home to thy ____________, and tell them how great things the Lord
hath done for thee, and hath had ______________ on thee.
9. Did the group that took care of the swine herd appreciate what Jesus had done for the man? (verse 17- no)
10. Did the healed man do as Jesus commanded him to?
11. What book of the Bible is this reading found? ( Mark)
12. Does Jesus love you? ( Yes )
13. Did you like today's hymn? Many do - This is a popular hymn for all children of God !
14. Sing today's Hymn again !
Putting The Lesson Into Practice:
This is lesson 3 in the series- Make It Known.
Ask the children the following :
Do you have a friend that you can share the love of Jesus with?
Is there someone you can invite to come to your church / sunday school class who has not
Can you tell of Jesus to those who care for you, a parent or older brother /sister?
Will you pray for someone that you believe needs Jesus in their lives?
Close in Prayer.
See if you can do one or more of the above suggestions and close in a group prayer to ask God for the opportunity to share the love/compassion of Jesus with others this week.