We had a great time in Junior Church again this week! 🙂
From our beginner’s bible, page 334… Jesus calm the storm
Jesus and his disciples got into a boat. They wanted to cross the sea. Jesus took a nap. The waves gently rocked the boat back and forth. Suddenly a great storm came up. Waves splashed over the boat. Wind whipped around the disciples. They woke Jesus up and shouted, “The boat is sinking! Don’t you care?” Jesus asked “Why are you so afraid? Don’t you have any faith at all?” Then Jesus told the storm to stop. Right away it was calm. The disciples were amazed. They said to each other, “Who is this man Jesus? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
We did a picture of either a boat or a storm, or a boat in a storm for our prayer diary. We talked about how we can be having a nice time, but suddenly something can come along to spoil it. In our story, they were all sailing and it was calm and the disciples were probably having a fun time. But then what happens? A big storm comes up!There are HUGE waves and the boat is being thrown around.
What would you feel if you were in a little tiny boat in a great big storm? What did the disciples do?They turned to Jesus.
What did Jesus do? Jesus stopped the danger.
What would have happened if they had not turned to Jesus? They would have stayed in a scary storm.
They would have to struggle and be afraid. They would have to fight with the storm and the boat – they would have gotten more and more cold and wet and tired and anxious. So we need to remember when something is frightening us, or is hard work, to turn to Jesus.
What was the prayer of the disciples? How did Jesus answer? In our prayer diaries, we wrote “When I am afraid, I need to ask Jesus to help me”. We talked about how we can write or draw in our diaries the way that Jesus helps us when we get scared.
Lord Jesus, we ask that you remind us that you are there with us, when things make us afraid or anxious. We thank You that we can always turn to you. We thank you that You want to help us. Amen.
We said the Lord’s prayer and finished with the Grace.
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