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Bible story: Jesus walks on water

Creative activities based on the Bible story of Jesus walks on water

In Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52, and John 6:16-21, the story of Jesus walking on water is told. After feeding a large crowd with only a few loaves and fish, Jesus sends his disciples ahead of him in a boat while he goes up on a mountain to pray. During the night, a storm arises and the boat is battered by the waves. In the early morning hours, Jesus comes to the disciples, walking on the water.

At first, the disciples are frightened, but Jesus reassures them and invites Peter to come out onto the water as well. However, Peter begins to doubt and starts to sink, but Jesus saves him. This story demonstrates Jesus' power over nature and his ability to save those who put their faith in him.

We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Bible story. These resources are designed to help you share this important message in an engaging and interactive way, whether you are a children's ministry leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious educator in a Christian primary school.

Our activities below are suitable for use in various settings such as church children's programs, children's ministry, catechism classes, children's services, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school, and will help students understand the relevance of the Bible to their lives, and the importance of applying its teachings in practical ways.