Jesus walks on water (Matthew 14:25-34)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: Jesus is the son of God who saves.
In our bible story we learned:
1. Jesus prayed in his humanity.
2. Jesus saved in his divinity.
3. Jesus the Son of God is worthy of worship.
Where is the Gospel?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Jesus was no ordinary man. He was more than a great teacher: Jesus was, and is, God. When the disciples in the boat saw Jesus walk on the stormy waves, they worshiped him as God. Little did they know that this same Jesus, who had power over the wind and the waves, who could walk on water and heal all the sicknesses of those who came to him, would soon die on the cross for their sins.
If Jesus had not been God, he should have rebuked the disciples for worshiping him. But Jesus did not correct them. There, in the middle of the sea, Jesus received the worship of the disciples. In this story, Peter cried out, “Lord, save me.” His words were more profound than he could realize. Our own sin separates us from God. We need to cry out with those same words: “Lord, save me.” As he did with Peter, the Lord extends his hand to save and deliver us safely to the shore of heaven.
Family Discipleship - "Minutes" in the Home
Continuing on in the New Testament, we are on week 22 which starts on page 156 in the Old Story New devotional.
Pray about it! Make a list of things you need Jesus to rescue you from, and then offer them up in prayer to God. We all need Jesus to rescue us from our sin, so you can start your prayer there. But you might also need God’s healing for a sickness or provision from something that you need.