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Bible story: The healing of the Geraseme demoniac

Creative activities based on the Bible story of The healing of the Geraseme demoniac

In this powerful and dramatic story found in Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20, and Luke 8:26-39, Jesus encounters a man possessed by demons in the region of the Gadarenes. The man, who had been living among tombs and was feared by the community, runs to Jesus and falls at his feet. Jesus commands the unclean spirits to leave the man and enter a herd of swine, which then rush down a steep bank and drown in the sea.

This miraculous event demonstrates Jesus' power over the spiritual realm and his compassion for all people, even those who are marginalized or rejected by society. It also shows the destructive nature of evil and the transformative power of Jesus' love and healing.


We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Bible story. These resources are designed to help you share this important message in an engaging and interactive way, whether you are a children's ministry leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious educator in a Christian primary school.

Our activities below are suitable for use in various settings such as church children's programs, children's ministry, catechism classes, children's services, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school, and will help students understand the relevance of the Bible to their lives, and the importance of applying its teachings in practical ways.