KID’S CHOIR, Wednesdays @ 7pm
This week we will be singing hymns and praise and worship songs. Next week, we will begin looking at our Easter music!
CHILDREN IN ACTION/MISSION FRIENDS, Sunday’s @ 6 pm
January’s missionaries are SERVING IN ATLANTA! January’s bible story can be found in Mark 12:41-44. We are learning about The Dye Family, church planting missionaries, and the North Family who work with a ministry call Communicycle. This week, we will learn that showing responsibility involves patience and building relationships.
Jesus Has Power Over Evil
Jesus displayed His power over evil. In the midst of His public ministry, the Jewish religious leaders began plotting to kill Jesus. (See Mark 3:6.) So one day, Jesus went to a land on the east side of the Sea of Galilee, where Gentiles lived. In that land was a man who needed help. (Note: The Gospel of Matthew describes two men.) An evil spirit was inside the man, and he suffered greatly. The people had tried to control the man by tying him up with chains, but the man broke free. So he lived alone in the tombs, crying out day and night.
When Jesus stepped ashore, the man ran to Him and kneeled down. Jesus commanded the evil spirit to come out of the man, and the evil spirit spoke: “What do You have to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God, don’t torment me!” (Mark 5:7). Many evil spirits were in the man, and Jesus gave the evil spirits permission to go into a herd of pigs. They did, and the man was healed.
The healed man wanted to follow Jesus, but Jesus told the man to go home to his own people and tell what the Lord had done for him. The man obeyed Jesus. He testified to the cities in that area about the Lord’s mercy, and the Gentile people were amazed.
In His teaching, Jesus said, “If I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you” (Matt. 12:28). Jesus—as well as the Bible—is clear that Satan exists, and he and the demons work against God and His purposes. Jesus has power over evil. Only Jesus had the strength to control the man with the evil spirits. Jesus used His power to free the man. He has power over everything. Jesus came to earth to destroy the Devil by dying on the cross. One day, Jesus will end evil forever.
Bible Passage: Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-39
Big Picture Question: Who is most powerful?
Big Picture Answer: Jesus is more powerful than everyone.
Key Passage/Memory Verse: John 11:25
Unit Christ Connection: Jesus demonstrated His power over the brokenness of the world caused by the fall.