This Week in SojournKids: Jesus Forgives and Restores (John 21:1-19)

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We'd love for you to use this short devotional to review this week's story with your kids.

Background:  Jesus appeared again to his disciples. He asked them if they had any fish and they did not. He instructed them to go out into the water and cast their nets. Their nets filled with fish and they cooked them and ate. When they finished breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter if he loved Jesus more than these. He asked Simon Peter this three times. He then tells him to feed his sheep and follow me.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  Have you ever asked for forgiveness? What did you ask forgiveness for? Were you forgiven? 

Read John 21:1-19

Questions/Apply it:

  • What did Jesus ask the disciples for?
  • How many times to Jesus asked Simon Peter if he loved him?
  • What did Jesus tell Simon Peter?

Prayer: Lord we thank you for sending your son Jesus to earth to die on a cross for our sins. We pray that we can understand the work that you have set before us in our lives and we pray that we can do it to the glory of your name. Amen.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: What is our mission as believers? Our mission as believers is to make disciples of all nations by the power of the Spirit.

Memory Verse: For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 27 - Session 3