“Jesus Calms the Storm” Sunday School Lesson and Activities

This miracle of Jesus is recorded in three of the Gospels and shows that Jesus is Lord of nature. He has authority to speak and change the weather. Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25.

Use the following free downloads to teach your Sunday School class or children’s ministry about the power of Jesus and our need to trust in Him.

Video Bible Lesson

Bible Craft Demonstration

The story of Jesus calming the stormy sea is an exciting event that also packs important Biblical truths: God controls all things. He keeps His promises to take care for us, and will provide what we need. Just as Christ had command over the wind and waves on the lake, He has command over our hearts and can still our uncertain and stormy minds. These crafts aim to remind children of those comforting principles. A “storm scene” and a reversible plate celebrate the story itself, and a “storm in a bottle” is a fun representation of chaos and calm! 

Children’s Sermon: Jesus Calms the Store

The story of Jesus Calming the stormy waves is a fun and fascinating one to share with children, but it’s about more than just a natural disaster miracle. Use the events of Mark 4 to remind students that God is in control of our lives. He can bring us peace when we feel frightened or upset, just as Jesus calmed the Sea of Galilee. This message includes an interactive recreation of the event as well as an object lesson illustration.

More Teaching Ideas:

Mark 4:35-41
4:35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”

4:36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him.

4:37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped.

4:38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”

4:39 He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm.

4:40 He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”

4:41 And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

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