Elementary, April 18: Jesus Forgives Peter

Hi Journey Kids parents!

Peter swore he would NEVER deny knowing Jesus – even if it cost him his life. But when Jesus was arrested, Peter began to fear that he, too, would be arrested. So, he denied knowing Jesus – just as Jesus predicted he would. Jesus was crucified that day and Peter must have wondered if he’d ever have a chance to repent. But he did! After Jesus was raised from the dead, he and Peter had breakfast on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and Jesus totally forgave Peter and gave him an important role in building His church.

When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the video here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family.

Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:

Bible Story: Jesus Forgives Peter

Big Idea: Jesus wants us to build His church, even though we’re not perfect.

Memory Verse: “Here is what I tell you. You are Peter. On this rock I will build my church.” Matthew 16:18 (NIrV)

After the video lesson, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:

Jesus had big plans for Peter, even though he wasn’t perfect. Jesus has big plans for you, too. He wants you to participate in building His church. I hope and pray that this week you spend time asking Him what role He wants you to play in His mission.