Bible Texts:

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

 

Children's Bible Story sources:

"Jesus Calms the Storm,"  DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.220

"A Storm," Spark Story Bible, p.286 

"Jesus Calms a Storm," DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.252

"Jesus Calms the Storm," The Beginner's Bible, p.334

"Jesus Calms the Storm," The Usborne Children's Bible, p.100

 

Children's Story Resource

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Baby Llama lies in bed, longing for help from his mother. He calls; he cries; he pouts; and when he becomes afraid she might never come, his mini-tantrum brings Mama Llama running.

How these stories are connected: Fear and panic get the best of Baby Llama as he waits for his mama. The disciples too fall prey to fear and panic as their boat on the sea begins to fill with water. Who calms us when we are most upset? What does our upset tell us about the extent of our faith?

 

Questions about Llama Llama Red Pajama:

     What does Baby Llama want from his mama?

     What does Baby Llama do when she doesn't come right away?

     What happens when Baby Llama thinks his mama might be gone?

     Why does Baby Llama finally go to sleep?

 

Questions about the Bible story:

     Why were the disciples afraid?

     What did they want from Jesus?

     What does Jesus do?

     What does Jesus ask them?

 

Questions about our lives: 

     Who do you go to when you need help?

     What keeps you from getting upset?

 

 Prayer

Dear Jesus, thank you for helping us, especially when we are afraid. Help us to have faith in your love and help. Amen.