Children’s Reading and Activity

for The Way of Love: Learn (Starts August 23)

Photo shows pages from "The Spark Story Bible" book telling the story of Peter's faith.

Jesus and the disciples were traveling to Caesarea. As they were walking, Jesus asked, “Who do people think I am?”

“Hmmm…” his friends thought. “Some people think you are your cousin John or the prophet Elijah!”

Jesus nodded. “Who who do you think I am?” Peter could hardly wait to answer. “You’re the one God sent to save the world!”

Peter was right! Jesus began to talk about how he would die and come alive again. Suddenly Peter became very angry. “That’s not how it’s supposed to happen!” Peter argued.

Jesus knew better and said, “Stop thinking about your own plan. This is God’s plan.

A crowd of people gathered around Jesus. “If you want to follow me.” Jesus said, “think about God’s plan, not your own ideas.”

Suggested activity:

Find a partner. Take turns telling one thing about Jesus until you run out of ideas.

Source: The Spark Story Bible (Minneapolis, Augsburg Fortress, 2009)