Bible Story

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Unit 24, Session 3: Jesus Walked on Water

Jesus had just fed more than five thousand people on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. After sending away the people and directing His disciples to go back across the sea, Jesus went to a mountain to pray. It was late, and He sought to be alone with His Father. Jesus was preparing to fulfill His Father’s plan. Before long, He would die on the cross and rescue people from sin.

While Jesus prayed, the disciples struggled to cross the sea. A storm came and tossed their boat up and down. They didn’t make any progress against the waves. Then, in the early morning hours, they saw a figure walking toward them on the water. They thought it was a ghost, but it was Jesus!

Peter asked Jesus to command him to come out on the water, and Jesus called to him. Peter walked on the water too—until he remembered the storm. Peter took his eyes off of Jesus, and he began to sink. Peter cried out to Jesus, “Save me!”

Jesus took Peter by the hand, and they got into the boat. The wind and waves calmed. Though Peter had doubted, the disciples worshiped Jesus. Clearly He was no ordinary man; this was the Son of God—the promised Messiah!

Jesus proved that He can be trusted. His miracles, teaching, death, and resurrection showed that He is who He says He is. Only Jesus can save us when we look to Him in faith.


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Jesus Walked on Water
(Matthew 14; Mark 6; John 6)

Jesus proved that He can be trusted. His miracles, teaching, death, and resurrection showed that He is who He says He is. Only Jesus can save us when we look to Him in faith.

 


STORY POINT:

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KEY VERSE:

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BIG PICTURE
QUESTION:

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Family Discussion Questions

  • What do you do when you feel afraid?
    How do you feel knowing God’s Spirit is always with you?
    What can you do when you start to doubt God?
  • Why can Jesus do things that would normally be impossible?
    How does this Bible story help us trust Jesus more?
    When is it hard to have faith in God?

Worship

Game Ideas

Walk on What?
 

-Guide the kids to mimic you as you call out different surfaces and pretend to walk on that surface. Allow volunteers to suggest surfaces to mimic walking on.

Suggested surfaces:
•pavement
•quicksand
•slippery ice
•a very steep hill
•water
 
 

                                                                     CONNECTION:

Humans struggle to walk on some surfaces, such as slippery things or hills that are too steep. One thing that people cannot walk on is water. Our bodies are much too dense, and our feet push right through the surface. Today we will learn about a time Jesus miraculously walked on water anyway.

 

Wave Mural
 

-Provide a large sheet of paper.
 
-Allow the kids to remove a shoe and trace a footprint on the paper.
 
-Provide markers, crayons, and other craft supplies to the kids to decorate the paper to look like waves.
 
-You may hang the mural in a hallway or on a focal wall for kids to look at and remember this story.

 
 
CONNECTION:
 
Jesus showed He is God by walking on water. When you remember this story, remember that when God calls you to take a step of faith, you can trust Him no matter what happens next. You probably won’t ever walk on water, but there are many other difficult things—maybe even things that feel impossible—that God might ask you to do. Everything God does is for His glory and our good. When we take steps of faith to obey God, we can trust that He will use us in His wonderful plans.

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