This is a short story, and no summary is needed. Here are some highlights and context:
This miracle demonstrates 2 things:
get your kids talking and engaged
Have you ever been on a boat out in water? Where was it? Was it raining or thundering when you were on the boat?
Today, we're going to learn about a time when Jesus and his disciples were on a boat in the Sea of Galilee and a furious storm popped up! How do you think the disciples felt?
teach a holistic story
If you have access to one, teach from a canoe or row-boat (something you can fit into your classroom).
Read story from a Children's storybook Bible for younger children.
For older children, read the story from an age-appropriate Children's storybook Bible or read directly from the Bible.
give them basic Bible skills
Scripture for Kids to Read Aloud: Mark 4:35-41
make sure they understand the story
First, ask the children if they have any questions about the story. What to do if you don't know the answer?
help them apply the story to their lives and open up a conversation about faith and the gospel; close with prayer
hide God's Word in their heartBe kind and tender to one another. Forgive each other, just as God forgave you because of what Christ has done. Ephesians 4:32