Jesus and his disciples had been out teaching about God and performing miracles all day long. Many people followed them and Jesus spent the rest of the day teaching and feeding five thousand people. Jesus then sent the crowds away. Jesus told the disciples to go to the other side of the lake with their boat. When everyone left, Jesus went up into the hills to pray by himself.
Evening approached and Jesus knew that He had to get to the other side of the lake and join the disciples. The disciples were still on the water and the wind and the waves were beating on the side of the boat. Jesus decided to teach the disciples something, so He started to walk on the water towards their boat.
I’m not sure if you've ever tried walking on water, but it’s impossible, so Jesus walked until He was close enough to the disciples, so close that He could see each one of them on the boat. All of a sudden one the disciples said, "What is that!" He pointed out into the water and all the disciples turned around to see what was out there.
"I think it’s a ghost, what else could it be!" A few of the disciples said terrified. They had all come to one side of the boat to see the strange thing on the lake, Jesus could see and hear the confusion, He shook His head and called out, “It's alright. I am here, do not be afraid." The disciples could not believe what they were seeing and said "how this is possible?" Then Peter replied, "Lord if it is You, command me to come to You on the water’’
"Come." Jesus said with His hand reaching out to him. The disciples watched as Peter carefully got out of the boat and began to walk on water towards Jesus. Peter watched Jesus at first, but then started noticing the wind and the waves on the water and doubt entered his mind. Peter started having fear and immediately sank down into the water and he cried out, "Lord, save me!" Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him.
"You have such little faith in me, Peter," Jesus said. "Why did you doubt me?" Peter walked to the boat with Jesus by His side and wondered to himself why he got so afraid.
Peter wondered why he had doubt, it seemed that as soon as he took his eyes off Jesus, that is when he started to sink. As soon as Jesus got into the boat the wind stopped and the water was calm. Then everyone in the boat knelt down and worshipped Jesus saying, "Truly you are the Son of God!”
Let us keep our minds and lives completely focused on Jesus. For with God nothing is impossible. We must keep our eyes on the word so that fear will not enter, for the word is the truth and it will set us free from all doubt.
Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
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With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes. The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline. I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day. Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book. How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture.
1) On adobe reader, select sign
2) Select add text.
3) Type in verse or wording.
4) Select file and save as.
You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open this pdf image. You can download Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).
If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link (not all browsers have this feature). However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.
Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open it.
In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the e-book menu.
Performing – Doing something well.
Command – To give an instruction to somebody.
Terrified - Very scared.
Confused – Unable to understand something, or think clearly.
Q. Did Jesus join the disciples when they went across to the other side of the lake?
Q. Why did Jesus not go with the disciples to the other side of the lake?
A. Jesus stayed behind because He needed to be alone to pray.
Q. Were the disciples frightened when they saw something on the water?
Q. Did Peter have faith in himself when he was walking on the water?
A. No, he did not.
Q. What did the disciples say when Jesus got into the boat?
A. Truly, You are the Son of God.
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Children enjoying themselves with the craft of "Jesus walking on the water"
Small plastic containers, blue jelly, plastic spoons, scissors, colored markers,glue (pritt), plans on web site and wax crayons.
Method to apply Craft.
Make blue jelly a day before the craft and place in small containers.
After coloring in Part A and Part B Craft, cut out pictures, place glue behind picture, place spoon from the neck down in the middle of the picture A, then place B on top of A on the back.
At this time, you will notice if the skirt is far too long, cut off just above the head of spoon, place spoon in the middle of the jelly, representing that Jesus is walking on the water.
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Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your Bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons.
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