Give each child a chance to share something he or she learned from the scriptures during the past week or from last Sunday’s Primary class. After each child shares, ask another child in the class to summarize what he or she said.
Doctrine and Covenants 60–62 contains many statements that can help the children you teach understand who Jesus Christ is and increase their love for Him.
Stilling the Storm
The weather is getting warmer and warmer. What do you like to do it the summer time? We like to be in the water
Save. We like to fish, swim, water ski and just be on a boat. Have you ever been on a boat? Have you ever been on the water when the weather suddenly changed? I have! The weather can change so fast. What was a few minutes ago a beautiful day and all of a sudden the wind is howling and the waves are huge (place the big waves behind the ship)
Save. When this happens the most important thing is to get off the water.
This is what happened to Jesus and His disciples. They all got onto a boat to go to the other side of the Sea of Galilee
Save. If you have ever been on a boat you know how relaxing it can be. The waves slowly rock you to sleep. This is what happened to Jesus. It didn’t take very long before He was fast asleep on the boat. And then just like that a beautiful day turned into a horrible day.
Save The wind started blowing and the waves were hitting the boat so hard the disciples were getting wet. It was getting so bad that the boat was going to flip over! They were scared they would all drown! The disciples were terrified. But guess what? Jesus slept peacefully through the horrible storm!
How would you feel if you were on a boat during a bad storm?
The disciple finally woke Jesus up. They asked if He even cared if they drowned. Jesus could see the fear in the disciple’s eyes. Jesus got up and looked at the howling wind and the giant waves and said “Peace, be still”. Show picture 2-28, Stilling the Storm
, and read aloud Mark 4:39 to see what Jesus did.
Have the children repeat Jesus’ words: “Peace, be still.” Immediately the wind stopped the waves stopped and the whole sea became calm.
That would be pretty cool, huh? The disciples were pretty amazed too. The disciples were amazed that the storm was calmed so quickly. Read aloud from Mark 4:41 what they asked each other: “What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Jesus’ disciples were surprised that he had the power to control the wind and the waves.
Feeding the Five Thousand
- Lunch bag
- Fish and bread on the string
The disciples gave the food to the people. There was more than enough for everyone. All 5,000 people ate until they were full. When everybody was full and satisfied the disciples gathered up the left overs. There were enough leftovers to full 12 baskets!
Walking on the Water
This story happened the night after Jesus feed 5,000 people. After feeding the 5,000 Jesus told the disciples to go get the boat and cross the Sea of Galilee. Jesus was going to stay and go up on a mountain to pray. When night came, the wind started to blow, and the waves became high.
Later that night, Jesus came to join His disciples. Remember the disciples had left already and were in the middle of the sea. Jesus walked on the water to get to the boat. The disciples saw Him walking on the water and they were afraid. They thought He was a spirit. Jesus called to them, “It is I; be not afraid.”
Peter climbed out of the boat and he began to walk on the water toward the Savior. Because the wind was blowing hard, Peter became afraid.
He began to sink into the water and cried out to Jesus to save him. The Savior took Peter’s hand and asked why he did not have more faith.
When Jesus and Peter came to the boat, the storm stopped. All the disciples worshipped the Savior. They knew that He was the Son of God.
Children love to share what they know with others. Help them understand that when they share what they know about the gospel, Heavenly Father is pleased with them.
My son loves Spiderman. He draws Spiderman on everything. This is his chemistry homework.
How do you know this is Spiderman? Spiderman wears a costume so people know who he is. Spiderman got his super power from a radioactive spider. The Spider bites him and like magic he had spider powers. What kind of powers does Spiderman have? As soon as you see the costume you immediately know it is Spiderman.
What do you think of when you see these?
Name tags are used to identify servants of Jesus Christ. The title of Elder or Sister are very sacred. Even General Authorities go by the name Elder.
A missionary also has super power. Who gives the missionary super powers? Heavenly Father and Jesus.
Ask for a volunteer to help you. Have the volunteer stand at the front of the classroom and face the other children.
What does [child’s name] need to look like a missionary?
Place the name tag on the boy or girl.
Ask the children how many of them have brothers, sisters, grandparents, or other relatives who are now serving or who have served as full-time missionaries. Let the children tell about their relatives who are or have served on missions. They will probably want to talk about their parents who have served missions. Ask them where their parents or other relatives have served and what they have done on their missions.
Jesus Christ loves all the people on the earth. He wants everyone to know about his true Church. It makes him happy when missionaries are willing to teach the truth to people everywhere.
Read Doctrine and Covenants 62:3, and ask the children to listen for what the missionaries did that pleased the Lord. Testify that the Lord is pleased with us when we share the gospel with others.
Invite the children to practice sharing the gospel with a family member. For example, they could share something they learned in Primary.
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