Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Jesus Calms The Storm

Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Luke:  Jesus calms the storm (Luke 8:22-25; Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41)

When Jesus performed miracles, there was always the question, “Who can this be?”  People wanted to know who this man could be that could perform such miracles.  On this particular occasion on out the boat out in the Sea of Galilee with His disciples, the same question arose.

Ask the children…

What was Jesus doing when the great storm was filling their boat with water?

“As they sailed across, Jesus settled down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger.” (Luke 8:23)

How did the disciples respond?

“The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, ‘Master, Master, we’re going to drown!’” (Luke 8:24)

From the disciples perspective all was lost.  Little did they understand that the master of the universe was sleeping in their boat.  How did Jesus handle the storm?

“When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm.” (Luke 8:24)

Jesus spoke to the storm and it obeyed His command.  Then He turned the disciples and asked them why they did not have faith.  Then they asked the question again, “Who is this man?”

Ask your children why they have faith in Jesus?  Ask them what it would take for them to doubt Jesus?  Would a violent storm do it, or an illness, or an accident?  Jesus wants us to trust Him no matter what our circumstances look like.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  

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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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