Jesus’ Power Over Evil People

 

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In today’s class, we’re going to be talking about Jesus’ power over evil people. I trust you will enjoy the class!

Jesus’ Power Over Evil People

Jesus' Power Over Evil People

Jesus is the Son of God who came to earth to show us His love and to save us from our sins. He also did many amazing things, called miracles, that proved He has power over everything. Some of these miracles involved dealing with evil people who wanted to hurt Him or others. These miracles show us that Jesus has power over evil people, and that He can protect us and help us.

Examples of Jesus’ Power Over Evil People

Jesus' Power Over Evil People

The Bible tells us about some of the times that Jesus faced evil people and showed His power over them. Here are some examples:

– The tempter in the wilderness: After Jesus was baptized, He went into the wilderness to fast and pray for 40 days. There, the devil came to tempt Him to sin. He tried to make Jesus turn stones into bread, jump from the temple, and worship him. But Jesus resisted the devil by quoting God’s word. He said, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” (Matthew 4:4) He also said, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ” (Matthew 4:7) And He said, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ” (Matthew 4:10) Then the devil left Him, and angels came and took care of Him. (Matthew 4:1-11)

– The evil spirits in the man: Jesus and His disciples went to a region called the Gerasenes, where they met a man who was possessed by many evil spirits. The man lived in the tombs and no one could control him. He shouted and cut himself with stones. When he saw Jesus, he ran to Him and fell on his knees. He said, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” (Mark 5:7) Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” The man said, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” (Mark 5:9) The evil spirits begged Jesus not to send them out of the area. They saw a large herd of pigs nearby and asked Jesus to send them into the pigs. Jesus gave them permission, and the evil spirits came out of the man and went into the pigs. The pigs ran down the steep bank into the lake and drowned. The man was freed from the evil spirits and became calm and sane. He wanted to go with Jesus, but Jesus told him, “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.” (Mark 5:19) (Mark 5:1-20)

– The Pharisees and the teachers of the law: The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were the religious leaders of the Jews. They did not like Jesus because He taught with authority and performed miracles. They tried to trap Him with questions and accuse Him of breaking the law. They also plotted to kill Him. But Jesus knew their evil thoughts and intentions. He exposed their hypocrisy and wickedness. He said, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.” (Matthew 23:27) He also said, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44) Jesus did not let the evil people stop Him from doing God’s will. He also warned His followers to beware of them and their false teachings. (Matthew 23:1-36; John 8:31-59)

 What We Learn

– Jesus is powerful: He can resist the devil and his temptations. He can cast out evil spirits and free people from their bondage. He can confront evil people and expose their lies.

– Jesus is loving: He cares for those who are suffering and oppressed by evil. He also wants to save the evil people from their sins and bring them to God.

– Jesus is the light of the world: He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) He came to shine His light in the dark world and to overcome the evil with His goodness.

We have come to the end of today’s class. I hope you enjoyed the class!

In the next class, we shall be discussing Meaning and Members in a community.

In case you require further assistance or have any questions, feel free to ask in the comment section below, and trust us to respond as soon as possible. Cheers!

 Activities Time:

– Memory Verse: Learn and recite John 8:12: “Jesus said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ “

– Role Play: Choose one of the stories of Jesus’ power over evil people and act it out with your friends or family.

– Prayer Time: Write a prayer to Jesus, thanking Him for His power and love. Ask Him to protect you from evil and to help you follow Him.

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