We'd love for you to use this short devotional to review this week's story with your kids.
Background: Jesus was continuing his ministry and one day he sent the disciples off in a boat while he dismissed the crowds that had gathered. Jesus then went up to the mountainside to pray. As the night went on Jesus was alone and the boat with the disciples was way out on the lake. The weather had become bad for the boat and just before the sun came up Jesus walked out on the water to the disciples in the boat. The disciples thought Jesus was a ghost, but Peter asked Jesus to let him walk out on the water as well. Peter took his focus off of Jesus and focused on the storm raging around him. He began to sink and Jesus saved him and they all returned to the boat.
Opening/Ice Breaker: Have you ever had to do something that made you nervous? Was it hard? What do you think you would have done if you were walking on the water with Jesus like Peter? Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.
Read Matthew 14:22-33
- Who was a part of this week’s story?
- What was Peter focused on instead of Jesus?
- What happened when Peter began to sink?
- Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.
Prayer: God we thank you for your son Jesus. We thank you for his ministry on earth. Lord help us to have faith in you. We thank you for loving us enough to send your son to die for our sins. 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: Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.
Memory Verse: But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 23 - Session 3