The Raging Sea

Author: Ellen Vento
Lesson Plan:

The Raging Sea

Title: The Raging Sea

Estimated Time: 45 Minutes

Scripture Text: The Calming of the Storm at Sea from Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25

Memory Verses:

  • Trust in God "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom do I fear? The Lord is my life's refuge; of whom am I afraid?" Psalm 27:1

  • "Be still, and know that I am God" the Lord Almighty is with us" Psalm 46: 10-11

Lesson Setting:

Time: Probably between 4B.C. and 31A.D.

Place: The Sea of Galilee

Concepts:

  • From time to time we may think that Jesus has abandoned us and we may anxious, fearful, or scared.

  • We can put our trust and faith in Jesus and believe that He will take care of us.

Objectives:

  • To be knowledgeable about the Bible story of The Calming of the Storm at Sea.

  • To comprehend Christians believe that Jesus has the power to calm the anxieties, fear, and worry that humankind continues to confront on a daily basis.

  • The children will talk about what it means to trust Jesus during complicated and challenging times.

  • The children will identify with the disciples and recognize a difficulty or source of concern in their lives, and brainstorm ways that Jesus has and can continue to aid them.

  • To grasp the tremendous love and power of Christ.

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Welcome and introduction:

Greet the children.

Open with a prayer.

There are times in our lives when we find ourselves with worry and feeling the pain of anxiety. During those times we ask ourselves "Where is God when we need Him." We blame Him for all of our problems and disquieting times.
Our faith must be strong. Things happen as they should and for a reason. Every day we experience moments that test our faith and love of God. Yet through all the disquieting moments our faith through the power of the Holy Spirit is made stronger.

Procedure:

  • Students will gather together for the Bible readings of The Calming of the Storm at Sea.

  • The students will use their Bibles to find the scripture readings of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

  • Teacher will display visuals.

  • Questions will be asked periodically during the readings regarding the Gospel stories.

  • Students will be asked to brainstorm concerns they may have regarding devotion and trust in our faith and in Jesus Christ.

  • Students will write about the turbulence and unrest they have felt during challenging times.

  • The teacher will call on volunteers to share their thoughts with the class.

Materials:

  • Story: The calming of the storm at Sea.

  • Patience

  • Relaxation

  • Motivation

  • Determination

  • Bible

  • Visuals

  • Projects: Collage, songs, prayers, and poems (grades 4-8)

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  • Projects: Drawings, color story book, popsicle stick storm and boat project, patchwork paper fish: outline of fish covered in small colored assorted paper squares(grades K-3)

Assessment:

Student's response to the scripture readings in class.

Observation of student's expression of thought.

Student's written response.

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