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what does the bible tell us about trust?

Our Christian Value for the second half of Autumn term is, 'Trust' and we will be using many biblical teachings to help explore the value. Truth is the very essence of faith, trust in the God who is trustworthy.

Trust is essential to human life and lies at the heart of all relationships. Trust is central to civilised society, to living together in harmony and so it is to be valued and honoured. Our main bible story is Storm on the Lake, you can use the version below or read together the story on the take home sheet.

Jesus Calms the Storm 

After Jesus had spent a full day teaching on the shores of the Sea of Galilee he said to his disciples, "Let us go to the other side." So they left the crowd and got into a boat to cross over.

After awhile there arose a great and mighty storm on the sea. The storm was so great that the boat was being covered with the waves washing over it and began filling up with water.

While the storm was rocking the boat Jesus was fast asleep on a cushion in the stern. The disciples came and woke him up and said, "Save us Lord; we are going to die! Do you not care that we are perishing"

He said to them, "Why are you afraid, Do you still have no faith?" Then Jesus got up and rebuked the winds and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. The men were amazed and said, "What kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?"

Matthew 8:23-27

Mark 4:35-41

Luke 8:22-25

Trust take home sheet

There are Values Home Sheets from Imaginor. These are designed to complement the conversations we have in school and we trust will provide much food for thought and conversation. Below is the Values Home Sheet about Trust. 


Throughout this half-term, we have been in exploring the Christian value of TRUST in collective and class worship. While trust is at the heart of all we do, read below how we have explored this in detail.


We started this half-term by exploring what is meant by the word ‘Trust’.

Alfie in Y2 said it is “when you know someone will do something for you.” This was followed up by Alisha in Y5, who said that “trust is something you earn.” We carried out some activities that required a level of trust in order for the children to succeed.

It was really interesting to see how the children coped with the activities and then to ask how they felt knowing they could trust their partners. Next week, we will look at a time when Jesus asked for trust from his disciples.


We linked our value to the teachings from the Bible this week and put a focus on the story of Jesus and the calming of the storm. In the story, Jesus asks his disciples to sail over Lake Galilee with him in small fishing boats. During the journey a large storm whips up, distressing many of the disciples. Jesus rises from his sleep to assure his friends that they need to trust him and trust that God has a plan for us all. Our children understood why the disciples felt as they did but explained that they really needed to trust their friend.


We listened to one of the most thrilling and famous stories from the Old Testament this week; The story of Moses and crossing of the Red sea. As the children were listening to the story, they were tasked with identifying when Trust was needed and who was seeking it.

Michael in Y4 told us that the Israelites needed to trust what Moses was saying to them. Savanna in Y2 told us that Moses needed to trust God and the instructions he was being given. Then amazingly, Alisha in Y5 gave a really mature and thoughtful response that God needed to trust Moses to carry out his work. The story highlighted how trust has so many levels to it and is sought by everyone. Being trustful is such a wonderful value to display to those around you.

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