Jesus Calms The Storm

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OVERVIEW: Jesus Calms The Storm

Scripture References: Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25

Memory Verse: "When I am afraid, I will trust in you." Psalm 56:3

Theme: Jesus Calms the Storm

Goal: Children will learn that God is always with us. He calms the storms in our lives, sometimes by calming the storm, sometimes by calming us.

Objectives and Life Application:

  • Children will recognize that Jesus is present with us always, even in difficult times and is able to help us.
  • Children will be able to place the miracle geographically.
  • Children will be able to retell the story in their own words.
  • Children will focus on the "storms" in their lives and how God calms them.
  • Children will memorize Psalm 56:3.

Overview of the Workshops:

Fast Pass: Music: "The Great Adventure" by Steven Curtis Chapman, "Sometimes He Calms the Storm" by Scott Krippayne.

Raiders of the Lost Art: Children will create a 'snow shaker' type Jesus Jar.

Sunday Morning Live: Children will re-enact the story. Older children will create their own drama about a "storm" in their lives.

HolyWord Theatre: Children will view several clips of movies showing Jesus calming the storm and will also watch and discuss the video "McGee and Me - Twister and Shout."

Bible Quest: Children will learn about the Sea of Galilee, its location, characteristics, etc. They will play several games about learning to lean on God when afraid.

Solid Rock Cafe: Children will create (and eat) 'Stormy Snacks' made of graham crackers, iced with blue icing and topped with whipped cream (to look like choppy waves).


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