Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of September 6-September 12

Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!

This interactive Bible time is a great way for your family to gather around God's Word and read, listen, watch, sing, and do activities together that help you learn more about God's great love for you in Jesus.

Jesus Calms the Storm

What makes you afraid?

Jesus used a boat as His floating pulpit while teaching the people gathered along the shores of Galilee. Jesus spoke about the kingdom of God in parables to the people, explaining the meaning of these parables to the disciples. After a long day of teaching, Jesus directed the disciples to cross the Sea of Galilee. Exhausted, Jesus fell asleep in the boat. Soon a windstorm swept down across the sea whipping the waves into a frenzy. Despite the strong storm, Jesus slept soundly in the stern. That is, He slept soundly until the frightened disciples woke Him! What would Jesus do to calm their fear?

Opening Prayer

Heavenly Father, sometime we feel afraid. When we feel scared, help us turn to You and trust in You to help us. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.


Jesus Calms the Storm Opening

Bible Truth

Our God Jesus has power over creation.

Bible Lesson: Jesus Calms the Storm

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible ( Mark 4:35–41 OR
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
JESUS, (English), Jesus Calms the Storm

Talk about it

  • What were the disciples afraid of? What did Jesus do?
  • When Jesus calmed the storm, He not only showed His care for the disciples but He also He showed that He is God. Why does that matter?
  • How does Jesus help you when you are afraid?

The disciples were afraid of the storm—they thought they were going to drown. Jesus calmed the storm, and calmed their fears.

Jesus saved the lives of His disciples in the boat. But even more than that, Jesus showed that He has power over all creation because He is God. The same is true for us today. God cares for us every day, but even more important, He sent His Son, Jesus, to rescue us from eternal death.

Talk about the ways that Jesus helps you when you are afraid.

Bible Verse

Fear not, for I am with you. Isaiah 41:10

Isaiah 41:10

Worship Song

Never Let Go Of Me | Shipwrecked VBS | Group Publishing

Musical Meditation

Hope Darst - Peace Be Still (Official Lyric Video)

Things To Do Together

Download a page of activities and crafts that help connect Bible learning to life.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear Jesus, thank You for protecting us in the storms of life. Thank You for Your Word that reminds us of how much You love and care for us. Help us to share this amazing good news with everyone we know. In Your name we pray. Amen.

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Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House

A portion of these Bible lesson materials are from the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.

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