Calming the Storm: Family Lent Devotions for the Week of 3/27
Big Idea: Jesus is not just another good religious teacher, he is the Son of God
- For this family devotion, a change of location is needed
- Find a local lake, the bigger the better, around where you live
- Find a time when the weather is not too cold and travel to the lake for your family devotions
Opening Activity – As You Drive to the Lake
- Tell your kids that you are going to a special place for family devotions this week
- As you drive to the lake play “I Spy”
- If you have played before, one person says, “I spy something that is pink” for instance (something inside the car)
- Then the other people in the car guess what the person has spied
- After the correct answer is found, then another person spies something in the car
- When you get to the lake, sit down as a family on a dock if there is one or close to the water
- Say: Today we are going to read a story about how the disciples finally saw the real power of Jesus. Today’s story happened on a big lake which is why we are here.
- Say: As we read the story look out at the water and think about what it would have been like to be on the lake with Jesus.
- Read Luke 8:22-25
- What would it be like to be on a lake in the middle of a storm? Would you be scared?
- What was Jesus doing during the storm?
- When Jesus woke up, what did he do?
- When Jesus calmed the storm, what were the disciples thinking?
- After they saw Jesus calm the storm, how did that change their view of who Jesus was?
- Finish the sentence, “Jesus is….”
- What are some times in our lives when it is important to remember that Jesus is the Son of God? How does Jesus help us during those times?
- We can talk to Jesus the Son of God and tell him whatever is on our minds. What are some things we can pray for as a family?
- Take a picture of your family by the lake
- Save the picture because we will use this to make a collage at the end of Lent
Here is a printable version of this Family Lent Devotion