“Jesus Walks on Water” Lessons and Bible Activities from Matthew 14:22-33

Jesus walking on water is one of the best known miracles he preformed. In this passages in Matthew 14:22-33, he also calls Peter to come to him on the water. It’s a powerful lesson in keeping our eyes (and faith) focused on Christ. Use these free lesson plans to teach kids that Knowing God is the most valuable thing in life. They are based on Matthew 13:44-45 and include everything you need for your lesson plan.

Our links below all lead directly to PDF downloads unless otherwise noted. Enjoy this free curriculum in your Sunday School this Sunday, August 9, 2020.

Bible Lessons: Jesus Walks on Water

Bonus Teaching Activities for Sunday School

Crafts: Jesus & Peter Walk on Water

These craft directions are included in the complete lesson plan above. Use this Bible craft in your Sunday School class when teaching about the Jesus walking on the water in Matthew 14:22-33. Download the directions below, gather your craft supplies, and watch our demonstration video as you prepare.

Jesus Walking on the Water Coloring Page

This coloring page is included in the complete lesson plan above.

Jesus walks on water coloring page

Video Bible Stories for Jesus Walking on the Water

Check out the story of Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples, who was able to do something amazing because he trusted Jesus!

“Jesus Walks on Water” Songs

Thanks to Citizen Way for this song: WaveWalker

Matthew 14:22-23 ESV: Jesus Walks on the Water

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.  25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.  27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”   28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

. –Matthew 14:22-33 ESV
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