Peter Walks on Water

Sailing on a big lakeThis is the second day of KidzArts 2017 and today Peter walks on water.

KidzArtz 2017 has had the theme “At the Beach”.  There have been four days of art and crafts, drama, bible teaching and fun.  The four drama scripts have been printed for you here.  They are Jesus call PeterPeter walks on WaterPeter and the CrossPeter meets Jesus on the Beach.

Jesus and the disciples surrounded by a large crowd

Narrator: Jesus had just fed a large crowd,

Jesus points to children

Narrator:  five thousand people, with just five loaves of bread and two fish.  Every person in the crowd was full.  At the end of the day, Jesus told his disciples to get into a boat and go ahead of him to the other side of the lake.

Jesus: Go across to the other side of the lake

Peter and other disciples get in boat.

Narrator:  Jesus told the crowd of people to go home then He went up on a mountain to pray.

Jesus climbs steps and prays silently.

Narrator:  Jesus’ disciples were already half way across the lake. The wind had picked up and was causing waves to crash around the
boat. Disciples rock in boat. In the middle of the night, Jesus went to his disciples. Jesus walked to his disciples on the lake!

The waves: A watery collage

Jesus walks across the lake

Jesus starts walking across the lake.

Narrator:  When the disciples saw him walking on the lake they were terrified!

Disciples looked scared.

Narrator:  They thought he was a ghost! But Jesus called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. It’s me, Jesus!”

Jesus:  Don’t be afraid. It’s me, Jesus !

Narrator:  Peter thought if it really was Jesus, then Jesus had the power to help him do it too. So he jumped up and called back,
“Jesus, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.”

Peter:  Jesus, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.

Narrator:   And Jesus told Peter to come.

Jesus:  Come !

The big lake at St Hildas

Peter walks on water

Narrator:    So Peter stepped out of the boat onto the water.

Peter steps out of boat onto water.

Narrator:   Peter began to walk towards Jesus, on the water!

Peter starts to walk on water towards Jesus, looking firmly at Jesus.

Narrator:   But Peter took his eyes off Jesus.

Peter looks down at feet and at waves around him.

Narrator:   He began to look at the waves crashing all around him.  Peter became afraid!

Peter looks scared and starts to sink.

Narrator:   And Peter began to sink. He cried out, “Jesus, save me!”

Peter: Jesus, save me !

Narrator:   Immediately, Jesus grabbed Peter’s hand.

Jesus grabs Peter’s hand.

Narrator:   Jesus said, “Peter. Why did you doubt me?”

Jesus: Peter. Why did you doubt me?

Narrator:   Jesus and Peter climbed into the boat.

Jesus and Peter climb into the boat.

The Disciples Worship Jesus

Narrator:   As soon as they did, the wind and the waves died down.  The men in the boat worshipped Jesus and said, “You really are the Son
of God !”

Peter & other disciples: You really are the Son of God

Narrator:   Peter and the others had seen Jesus walk on the water. That’s something only God could do. When the men in the boat saw Jesus doing things only God could do they realised Jesus really was the Son of God.

Read it in the Bible for yourself

You can find the passage where Peter walks on water in Matthew 14:22-33

Winston participates in the activities at St Hildas

One Response to “Peter Walks on Water”

  1. Joseph Porter

    Love your story I’ve just started coming to your church and im impressed on the interactions with schools and love the gathering of the community


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