Mark 4:35–41 Discussion Guide

  • Main Point of the Passage: Jesus calmed a storm and rebuked the disciples for their lack of faith.
  • Main Point of the Lesson: Faith in Christ gives peace during a crisis.
  • Main Application of the Lesson: Participants will depend on Christ for peace in the middle of crises.
  • Key Verse: “Then he said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?’” (Mark 4:40, CSB)

Discussion Questions

Smile Question: Which type of natural disaster scares you the most?

Share Question: Tell about a storm that you believe God brought you through.

Introduce the Passage: Faith in Christ gives peace during a crisis. In Mark 4:35–41, Jesus calmed a storm and rebuked the disciples for their lack of faith.

Study Question: Let’s read Mark 4:35–41 and list everything that made the disciples afraid.

Connect-the-Dots Question: Read verse 40 again. Does this mean it is wrong for a Christian to be afraid of storms? Why?

Count-the-Cost Question: Can you think of a time when you failed to trust Christ in a storm? What happened?

Let’s-Do-It Question: Can you think of ways you can prepare now so your faith stays strong in the next crisis?

Prayer: Father, thank you for showing us your power over every crisis, even a storm. Teach us to trust you in the storms we face. Amen.

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