Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lesson 29: Jesus Stills the Storm

Bible (pg 312)
Jesus commands the storm to be still illustration
Everything is calm illustration

One day Jesus was very tired. He was too tired to talk to people. He needed a rest. He asked one of his friends to take him out in a boat so he could sleep. Jesus' helpers, the disciples, rowed to the middle of the lake.

While Jesus was sleeping, the wind began to blow. There was a big storm (show picture in Bible)! The waves got bigger and bigger. Soon the disciples thought the boat would tip over. They were afraid they would fall into the water and drown. They started to row back to the land. But it was too hard because the wind was blowing so much. Do you think Jesus was worried? No. Jesus was asleep.

The storm did not stop. The waves got bigger. Water started splashing into the boat. All of Jesus' disciples got wet. They were so scared! They decided to wake up Jesus. They did not understand how he could sleep in such a bad storm. They said, "Jesus, wake up! We're in a bad storm. We're afraid the boat will tip over. Please help us, Jesus!"

Jesus sat up and looked around (show illustration).

He saw the big storm. He saw the disciples too. They were so afraid! Do you think Jesus could help his friends? Yes! Jesus stood up. He put his arms out towards the waves and strong wind. In a loud voice Jesus said, "Storm, be still!" (Show "calm" illustration)

The wind stopped. The rain stopped. The waves stopped. Everything was still. The storm was gone! Jesus' friends were surprised. They said, "The storm is gone! Everybody listens to Jesus. Even the rain and the waves and the wind. They do just what Jesus tells them to do!" Jesus' friends knew they never had to be afraid again. Jesus was stronger than the storm. They knew he would take care of them always. Jesus takes care of us too!

Craft ideas:
Craft Stick Boat Storm Craft
Rain/Sun Craft
Jesus Calms the Storm Coloring Pages

The words of this story were copied from some preschool Bible flashcards that belong to my mom (copyright by CRC Publications 1988...this is the only info I have on the cards. I'm not sure where they originally came from). I am posting this for Sunday School and homeschooling purposes only and I do not claim myself as the author of these stories.

1 comment:

  1. You’ll find a fun song to go with the story of Jesus and the Storm here: