Jesus Restores Peter
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me
to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still
waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of
righteousness for His name's sake.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Several items from home to illustrate ways children can help
around the house. A broom, a bucket and sponge, a dust rag, and
table settings will work well.
Masking tape and two cards reading “YES” and “NO.”
Cheerios and string to make necklaces for each child.
Bring several items from home to illustrate ways children can help.
A broom, a bucket and sponge, a dust rag, and table settings are a
few examples. Ask for several volunteers to help with these various
items and have the class clean and set the table for “dinner.”
When the help time is over, ask your students to share how it felt
to work together and “help.” Ask them to come up with other ideas
of how they can help in their homes, their neighborhoods, and
Have you ever felt like a complete failure? You had good intentions
but you didn't measure up. Or have you done something really
wrong and didn't know how to make things right again? Maybe you
had a fight with your best friend, talked back to your parents, or
took something that didn't belong to you. You felt really bad about
it but what could you do? How could you restore (or make right)
your relationship again?
Peter was in this position. Jesus had been arrested. Peter had
denied Jesus three times. He loved Jesus and was feeling really
terrible about what he had done. He didn't know what to do.
Jesus had died on the cross and had risen from the dead. Peter was
very excited; Jesus was there with him. But he didn't know how to
make it up to Jesus. How could the relationship between Peter and
Jesus be restored?
Our story today shows that Jesus forgave and restored Peter and
passed on to Peter the leadership of the church. Even though Peter