link to home

The Boy With the Unclean Spirit

Healing of the Boy With the Unclean Spirit, Tres Riches Heures, du Duc de Berry

A great multitude of people came to see Jesus. In the crowd was a man whose only son had an evil spirit within him. The boy could not speak and the spirit caused him great harm. The child would foam at the mouth and the spirit would throw him into the fire trying to hurt him. Sometimes it threw him into the water. It bruised him and tore at him. He was in agony.

The father had first taken the boy to Jesus' disciples to cure him. God had given them the power to perform miracles also. They tried to make the spirit leave him, but they were unsuccessful. Now the father has come to Jesus begging for help.

Jesus said, "Bring the boy here to me."

As he was bringing him, the evil spirit again threw him down and tore at him. Jesus told the unclean spirit to leave the boy. At that instant the child was healed and Jesus returned him to his father.

The disciples came to Jesus away from the crowd and said, "Why couldn't we cast out the spirit?"

Jesus said,"It is because of your unbelief. If you have faith, even as small as a grain of mustard seed, you will tell a mountain to move, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible to you."

Then he added, "However, this kind of spirit can only be cast out by prayer and fasting."

This is the twenty-fourth recorded miracle of Jesus.

Matthew 17:14-21

Mark 9:14-29

Luke 9:37-45

Zip Code 17-990

Memory Hook

A little boy is on my front porch climbing the walls. A demon torments him continually. The disciples cannot help him so Jesus takes over.

On the boy's head he is wearing a Seventeen (17) magazine for a cap. He loves his pet cats who each have 9 lives. There is a cat in his arms and another cat with 9 lives is on his lap. Jesus casts out the demon and the boy is returned to his mother, dancing a jig!

head+17 = Matthew 17
arms+9 = Mark 9
lap+9 = Luke 9


This zip code means the account is found in the 17th chapter of Matthew (17), the 9th chapter of Mark (9), and the 9th chapter of Luke (9). It is not found in John (0).

(Remember this hook)
  • Head = Matthew
  • Arms = Mark
  • Waist = Luke
  • Feet = John


Story and Word Scramble *

Word Match *

Work a Jigsaw Puzzle

The Blind Man Money from the Fish's Mouth

The Miracles of Jesus

Water to Wine

Nobleman's Son

Catch of Fish

Healing of Demoniac

Peter's Mother-in-Law

Leper Healed

Down Through the Roof


Crippled Hand

Centurion's Servant

Widow's Son

Blind Dumb Man

Jesus Calms the Storm

Gadarene Demoniac

Bleeding Woman

Jairus' Daughter

Blind Demoniac

Feeding of the 5000

Jesus Walks on Water


Deaf Dumb Healed

Feeding of the 4000

Blind Man

Boy With Demon

Tax Money from a Fish

Man Blind From Birth

Mute Man

Stooped Woman

Man with Dropsy

Lazarus Raised

Ten Lepers Healed

Blind Bartimaeus

Fig Tree Cursed

Malchus' Ear Healed

Second Catch of Fish
. .

*Word Scramble Solution

*Word Match Solution

Puzzles on these pages courtesy of
Songs of Praise and Armored Penguin