Surviving the Storm

Scripture: Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn Jesus is watching over us even if it seems he is “asleep”.
  • Students will learn Jesus wants us to have faith and trust in him.
  • Students will learn nothing is impossible for God if it is His will.
  • Students will learn about storm safety.

Guiding Question: How can students stay prepared for bad storms?

Materials: Internet, device for recording a video, props as needed

Procedure: Share the story of Jesus Calms the Storm from the scriptures above. Emphasize that Jesus is always watching over us no matter what, just as He was watching over those on the boat. Even though the storm felt impossible for them, Jesus calmed the storm because He can do the “impossible” if is His will. Jesus can do the same in your life. When things feel impossible, it is important to always turn to God and rely on Him because if it is in His will, He will make the impossible possible. Ask the students to share times when something has felt impossible and they had to rely on God to get through it. Explain that God is constantly watching over us, even if it seems like we don’t hear from Him or understand Him.

Introduce the activity. Ask students to share what they know about different kinds of storms. Then teach the students about storm safety for different scenarios – inside, outside, thunderstorm, hurricane, etc. Have students create an instructive (fun) video for younger children with storm safety tips.



Additional Questions: How can the students prepare others for storm safety?

Supplemental Activity: Have students create a storm safety brochure to give to younger students to teach them about storm safety. Make sure the brochure includes words and pictures to support all young children.

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