Peace Wk 1

Calming the Storm

For he himself is our peace

Ephesians 2:14 (NIV)

This week we reflect on how during a furious storm Jesus rebuked the wind and the waves that were terrifying the disciples. Watch the video below to learn more about how Jesus can bring calm and peace to your life!

 

Memory Verse:

He replied “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “what kind of man is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”.

MATTHEW 8:26-27 (NIV)

Going Further

Hi Everyone! A couple of ideas for family activities after watching the video:

1) Read/Review: Matthew 8:23-27

2) Family Time:

  • Discussion: What do you think the disciples were most afraid of? How did Jesus calm the storm? How did Jesus calm the fears of the disciples during the storm? What fears do you have? Can Jesus calm your fears? Discuss how sometimes there are things out of our control – like the weather. Is it ever out of God’s control? When we are afraid, how long should we wait to call out to God? Have you ever been afraid of something? What did you do?
  • Family activity: Make an “ocean” in a bottle. Using a 2L empty bottle, fill half of the bottle with water. Add 3-4 drops of blue food coloring and mix. Fill the rest of the bottle with vegetable oil using a funnel. Leave room at the top for the boat and air. If desired, Place a handmade boat inside the bottle. (Use popsicle sticks or toothpicks glued together.) Glue the lid on top. Retell the story of Jesus calming the storm from Matt. 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, or Luke 8:22-25. Take turns Shaking the bottle to represent the storm and crashing waves. Shout, “Quiet! Be still!” Let the storm subside and the “boat” return to the top of the water.
  • Pray together as a family: Is there someone in your family who has not yet accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior?

Special Message

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Coloring Sheet

Download and print out this coloring sheet that illustrates Jesus rebuking the wind and the waves in the storm. As you color, think of how we can ask Jesus to bring calm to any stormy situation we encounter and bring us peace!

Crossword Puzzle

Have fun solving this puzzle!


1. What was Jesus doing when a storm came up? Mat. 8.24 NIV
2. What word describes the type of storm? Mat. 8.24 NIV
3. Jesus did this to the wind and the waves. Mat. 8.26 NIV
4. After Jesus spoke to the storm, the wind and the waves were completely what? Mat. 8.26 NIV

Word Search

Download and print out this fun word search. See if you can find key words about this week’s lesson on Jesus calming storms and bringing us peace!

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