Main point: Jesus’ power is amazing.
Bible story: Calming the Storm ● Matthew 8:23-27
As a family, watch this week’s video and then discuss a few questions together.
Question #1: Who was today’s Bible story about? (Jesus, Jesus’ friends)
Question #2: What happened in today’s Bible story? (One night, Jesus and His friends were in a boat out at sea. Jesus was taking a nap when a huge storm came. Jesus’ friends were scared, so they woke Him up. Jesus told the storm to stop, and it did! Jesus had the power to calm the storm, and His friends were amazed.)
Question #3: When Jesus showed He had the power to calm the storm, His friends were amazed. Is Jesus’ power amazing? (yes)
Family Activity: Blanket Storm
WHAT YOU NEED: large blanket
WHAT YOU DO:
- During the Activity: Ask your child to sit down and pick up one section of the blanket. Have your child move their arms up and down to create a storm. Encourage your child to move their arms faster to create a bigger storm! Then say, “STOP!” Continue the activity for as long as your child is interested.
WHAT YOU SAY:
- Before the Activity: “Do you remember what happened to Jesus and His friends in the boat in our Bible story today? (Pause.) Yes! They got caught in a BIG storm. Let’s make our own storm today.”
- During the Activity: “Pick up the blanket and move your arms up and down. Let’s move our arms slowly at first. The storm is just starting. Now the storm is getting bigger! Let’s move our arms up and down as quickly as we can to create a big, big storm!”
- After the Activity: “STOP! On the count of three, let’s lay the blanket on the floor. Ready? One, two, three. (Pause.) Great job! Jesus told the storm to stop, and what happened? (Pause.) Yes! The storm stopped because Jesus’ power is out-of-this-world amazing.” (Jesus is amazing.)