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Lesson on Trusting Jesus: Jesus Calms the Storm

One evening, Jesus and his disciples took a boat to get to the other side of the lake.  Then, a storm came up and the waves broke over the boat so that the boat is nearly filled with water.  Jesus doesn't seem to be bothered by the storm, he is sleeping on a cushion.  The disciples woke him and said "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"

Jesus got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!"  Then everything was completely calm.  He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid?" Do you still have no faith?"  The disciples were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!"

This Bible story is found in Mark 4:35-41

REFLECTION: (You can use these simple questions to discuss the story to the kids)
1.  What happened while Jesus and his disciples were in the boat?
2.  How did Jesus feel?  How did the disciples feel?  If you were in the boat, what would you feel?
3.  What miracle did Jesus do in this story?  What does that tell us about Jesus?
4.  What are some of the things you are afraid of?  When you are afraid, what should you do?

KIDS SUNDAY SCHOOL SONG: With Christ in My Vessel.  This song is perfect to to with this story.  I have taught this to kids in Sunday school and they love to sing this song.  We even play a simple game with it.  We change words in the song with M.  For example, we change all the Christ words with M and sing "With M in my vessel, I can smile at the storm...."  Then, we change another word - vessel and sing  With M in my M, I can smile at the storm...." We sing over and over until we've changed all these words - Christ, vessel, smile, and storm.  The kids enjoy this.

MEMORY VERSE: Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

Free coloring page courtesy of Calvary William Sport dot com.
Make an origami boat.  Click the link for instructions.

1 comment:

Toyin O. said...

Great lesson and illustrations!