Feed My Sheep
Peter Series: Lesson #1
Bible Verse: Jesus loves me. Revelation 1:5
Bible Story for children:
Jesus loves us. He sends others to care for us.
Teach others about Jesus.
Prop ideas: Small pet (Be sure to inquire of allergies before bringing into
Water, food, shepherd’s staff
Storybook with pictures of sheep & shepherd
After Jesus had arisen, he had appeared in different places and times
to his disciples and followers. On his third visit with his disciples,
after they had caught lots and lots of fish and had breakfast with
Jesus, Jesus spoke a special message to Peter.
Peter had always been one of the leaders of the group of disciples.
Peter was bold and strong and tough. Jesus asked Peter if he loved
him. Peter said, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said,
“Feed my lambs.” He asked Peter again, “Do you love me?” Peter said,
“Yes Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus answered, “Take care of
my sheep.” For the third time Jesus asked, “Do you love me?” Peter
answered, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”
Did Jesus have a farm somewhere with sheep and lambs? Did he need
Peter to watch the farm when Jesus returned to heaven? NOOOO!
When Jesus said lambs and sheep he meant his followers, Christians.
Just as a shepherd loves and cares for his lambs and sheep, Jesus
wanted Peter to take care of the followers of Jesus. Peter was to teach
them all the things that Jesus had taught him.
Did you know that you are a little lamb? All your teachers & ministers
at church and your parents at home are your shepherds. Jesus wants
us to take care of you by loving you and teaching you about him. He
wants us to teach you what is right and what is wrong and teach you
When finished with activities, return
all necessary items to bag and place
in the hallway for pickup.
how to follow him. Even though Jesus is not here in body, he sends
others to care for and love you.