For middle schoolers, it may seem like an impossibly tall order to ask them to stop comparing themselves to others. They don’t live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of...their peers. Or so it seems. Everyone asks the question, “Am I good enough?” Good enough for what? Good enough to be worthy of love and admiration. The answer has to be: You have God’s love… What else do you need?
This lesson looks at Jesus calming the storm (found in Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, and Luke 8:22-25). Jesus wakes up, calms the storm, and knocks his disciples’ lack of faith. When you go through storms in your own life, do you have Jesus in your boat? If so, have you asked him to calm the storm or are you afraid to wake him up?