January Week 2, 2023 Learning Together
Welcome back to Learning Together’s site for January’s Week 2 lesson. Our story discussion of “Captain of the Storm” found on pages 236-243 of The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Weber continues.
Children: To refresh your memory, please reread the story or re-listen to the taped story found above. Think about responding with artwork or writing a poem.
As you know, Jesus and His friends had been very busy traveling and sharing God’s Word with many other people, and Jesus was very tired when he and the rest set off in their fishing boats.
The friends were experienced sailors and tried to control the storm situation by doing what they had been taught - lowering their sails, throwing out their anchors, and bailing out the water. Close your eyes and imagine the shrieking wind and the huge waves and how afraid the friends became as the storm continued to rage on and the boats became closer and closer to sinking! They thought they were goners until Jesus, with two words calmed that angry sea.
Adults: The Biblical reference for this story is Mark 4 and Matthew 8.
What an exciting and amazing day that must have been for the disciples—first to be caught in that terrible storm and then to see Jesus take control of the weather and change it with only his words!
They were pretty shocked about what Jesus had done, as we would have been. He didn’t get up and start screaming “We’re all gonna die!” like most of us would have. He wasn’t even worried. He simply got up and said, “Quiet. Be still.” and the angry sea had been calmed. What an epiphany for them!
~This week’s prayer: Almighty God, I thank you calming my heart and giving me peace. Amen
Keep in mind that Sunday School will meet to discuss this story and work a related craft on January 22, 2023, at 11:00 right after the church service. All are welcome!
Have a good week!
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