Opening Song: The Apostles' Creed
Today, we are learning about one of Jesus' friends, whose name is Peter.
Ask: How would you feel if your best friend said they didn't know you?
Say: Let us watch this video and see what happened after one of Jesus' best friends denied knowing Jesus:
Lesson Video: Jesus & Peter
Ask: How do you think Jesus felt when Peter said he didn't know Jesus...three times? (Remember when Jesus looked at Peter in the video?)
Ask: What would you do if your friend said they didn't know you? Would you forgive them?
Say: In the video, we see Jesus forgive Peter. Friends can sometimes hurt our feelings, but if they are truly sorry, we should forgive them as Jesus did. And if you hurt your friend's feelings, it's important to ask for their forgiveness.
Song for Kids: We are Marching in the Light of God
Activity Sheets or Play
After the song, hand out the activity sheets. Younger children are welcome to play with the Duplos (encourage them to play something that fits with the lesson).
End with the Lord's Prayer when the Usher comes to let you know the prayers have started.