inside the man
chains and leg irons
send us away
What's the matter? I have a/an ________.
S/he has a/an _______.
You should ________________.
send (us) away
What is unusual about the ailment and remedy in this story?
1. Who is with Jesus as he travels?
2. What is the matter with the man they meet?
3. How long have the demons been living inside the man?
4. What are the two things the man wears?
5. Why do the demons say their name is 'Lots'?
6. What two things do the demons beg of Jesus?
7. What does the man want to do?
8. What does Jesus tell him to do?
1. Jesus and his disciples meet a man with demons inside of him.
2. The man has gone naked for many years.
3. He is wearing only chains and leg irons.
4. Jesus asks: "What is your name?"
5. The man answers: "My name is 'Lots.'"
6. "Lots" of demons are living inside of this man.
7. The demons beg Jesus: "Do not send us away for punishment!"
8. "Let us enter the pigs nearby."
9. The man begs Jesus: "Let me go with you."
10. Jesus says: "Go back home and tell what God has done for you."
Choose one of these words to fill in the blanks below:
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Jesus and his disciples meet a man with demons inside1________ him. The man has gone naked for many years. 2_________ is wearing only chains and leg irons. Jesus asks: "What 3_______ your name?" The man answers: "My name is Lots." "Lots" of demons are living inside of 4_________ man. The demons beg Jesus: "Do 5 _________ send us away for punishment. Let us enter 6 ____________ pigs nearby." The man begs Jesus: "Let me go with you." 7____________ says: "Go back home and tell what God has done 8____________ you."
1. With a partner do the information gap activity (Handout #5-"Conversation Between Jesus and the Man with the Demons"). Do not look at your partner's paper. Get the answers only by listening and speaking. If you need to hear something again, use the polite request: "Please repeat." (And don't forget to say: "Thank you!" These are very important words in English!
2. The demons beg Jesus two times. What do they beg for? Draw a circle around the two things the demons beg for.
One way to beg is to repeat the same words many times. For example: "Let me go! Let me go! Let me go!" But the polite way is to ask with the word "please": "Please help me." How is it in your country? Are "please" and "thank you" important to say in your culture?
After healing the man, Jesus gives him instructions. Can you find these instructions? Underline them twice (two times).
All three-begging, requesting, and instructing-use the imperative form. In a small group, think of another example of (1) begging, (2) making a polite request, and (3) instructing.
Later you will show the class your examples and let the class guess what they are.
1. God has power over evil.
If we give our life to Jesus, "God's Spirit is in (us) and is more powerful than the one (Satan) that is in the world." (I John 4:4, CEV)
2. God's children have God's power in their lives.
"I can do all things because Christ gives me the strength." (Philippians 4:13, NLV)