Jesus Calmed the Storm

This story, found in Matt. 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, and Luke 8:22-25, demonstrates Jesus' wonderful power over creation, and reveals how He is like no other! In this story, Jesus calms a raging storm on the Sea of Galilee. It was not uncommon for bad storms to come up quickly on the Sea of Galilee—this is thanks to the sea’s geographical placement, nestled in the mountains of Northern Israel.

Upon encountering one such violent storm mid-crossing, the disciples called on Jesus to help them, even though they were experienced fishermen. He had been sleeping, but at their cries He awoke and calmed the storm instantly, saying, “Peace! Be still!”

The waves died down and the wind stopped howling. Then Jesus turned to them and asked, “Where is your faith?”

The disciples had seen Jesus heal the sick and cast out demons. They were amazed and afraid to find He had power over nature, as well. Children need to understand that Jesus is Lord over all things. There is no place and no thing over which He is not Lord. This is a comforting and critical truth to learn at an early age, and encourages children to have faith in Jesus’ power.

By calming the Sea of Galilee, Jesus demonstrated to His disciples that He was no ordinary man. Jesus was, indeed, God’s Son and He is truly like no other!

The Jesus Calmed the Storm Bible lessons and activities listed below will help remind children that Jesus has the power to do whatever He knows is best. This is because He is the Son of God, the promised Messiah of the Old Testament. These are important lessons for kids of any age to learn!

Jesus Calmed the Storm Jigsaw Puzzle

This Jesus Calmed the Storm Jigsaw Puzzle will help remind children that Jesus has the power to do whatever He knows is best. Click on the Get Activity button below to access the activity. Jigsaw puzzles help children develop finger strength and fine motor skills. You can also see a list of all the types of…

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Parents Connect Page

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a Parents Connect page to help parents or guardians reinforce the lesson at home during the week following the lesson. This is the Jesus Calmed the Storm Parents Connect Page (NT03L1PC). Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download the lesson PDF.

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Teaching Picture

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a full-color teaching picture for use in teaching the lesson. This is the teaching picture for Jesus Calmed the Storm (NT03L1TP). Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download the lesson PDF.

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Hour B Lesson Plan

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes two lesson plans (Hour A and Hour B). This is the Hour B lesson plan for Jesus Calmed the Storm (NT03L1HB). It includes the Hour B lesson plan and the needed reproducibles for that plan. Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download…

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Hour A Lesson Plan

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes two lesson plans (Hour A and Hour B). This is the Hour A lesson plan for Jesus Calmed the Story (NT03L1HA). It includes the Hour A lesson plan and the needed reproducibles for that plan. Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download…

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Bible Craft

In Luke 2, the story of Jesus calming the storm demonstrated His power as the divine Son of God. Such miracles revealed just who Jesus was as the Messiah. This interactive craft will give kids a chance to re-enact this miraculous story.

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Story Illustration

This story illustration shows Jesus sleeping in a ship as the disciples fight the winds, just before Jesus calms the storm. It can be used with children in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or with kids in a classroom setting like Sunday School.

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Proverbs 3:5 Write the Bible Phrase Worksheet

This Write the Bible Phrase Worksheet calls for kids to write, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.” This will help children remember that we will find answers to our questions when we trust in God.

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Jesus Is Lord Over Nature Bookmarks

These bookmarks, based on Matthew 8:27, will reinforce for kids the reality that Jesus has power over nature. They can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.

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