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 Word Tiles

This word tiles puzzle gives children the opportunity to place tiles in the proper order to spell a sentence. The sentence featured here conveys an important lesson: Jesus is no ordinary man!

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Crossword Puzzle

This crossword puzzle highlights ten elements of the event that took place in Luke 8:22-25. Jesus calmed a violent storm with mere words. Jesus certainly was no mere man! He was and is God!

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Connect the Dots

Give your children an opportunity to connect the dots numbered 1–84 in this picture. It’s a great exercise, and a great reminder that we need to place our faith in Jesus in every situation we face.

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Hidden Message Word Search

This fun and challenging word search puzzle offers children not only the opportunity to find key words; it also has a hidden message to be discovered. Sharpen your pencils!

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Match Game

This matching game gives children an opportunity to have fun playing a game while they learn about the power of Jesus to immediately make a violent storm totally calm.

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