Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jesus Walks on Water Sunday School Lesson

Use this Jesus Walks on Water Sunday School lesson to teach kids about the importance of faith.

Needed: Bibles, kiddie pool or basin, various sinkable and unsinkable objects

Intro Activity: Will It Float? - Fill up a kiddie pool or large basin with water. Gather various objects, some that will float, some that will not. Have kids guess if an object will float or sink and then drop it in to see what happens. End by asking if a human would float or sink. Take off your shoes and then step in to demonstrate. Students may step in with your permission.

Lesson: (Note: Always allow students enough time to think about and to give their answers to the questions before clarifying the teaching.)

Well, we couldn’t float on the water, but we’re going to read a story today about Someone who could.

(Have students take turns reading Matthew 14:22-27, or read it yourself.)

How could Jesus walk on the water? (It was a miracle that God gave Him power to do.)

When the disciples were afraid and thought that He was a ghost, what did Jesus say to them? (He told them not to be afraid.)

Do you think God ever wants you to be afraid? (No.)

God never wants us to be afraid. We don’t have to be afraid because we know God is always with us and will help us.

(Have students take turns reading Matthew 14:28-31, or read it yourself.)

Why did Peter start to sink? (Because he got scared.)

Should be Peter have been scared? (No. Jesus was with him.)

What did Jesus say that Peter had little of? (Faith.)

Jesus said Peter had only a little faith. If Peter had had a lot of faith in Jesus, He wouldn’t have been afraid. Do you have enough faith in Jesus not to be afraid when something happens to you?

(Have students take turns reading Matthew 14:32-36, or read it yourself.)

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