Year 2, Summer: Lesson 6
What we learned today
Remember & Celebrate:
Feast of Tabernacles: Remembering and Celebrating God’s Abundant Blessings
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: Jesus knows me.
Breakfast for Peter: John 21. Jesus performs a miraculous catch of fish and has breakfast with Peter and a few other disciples. While walking after breakfast, Peter confirms his love for Jesus, and Jesus reveals a special plan for Peter.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
Peter was a trusted follower and intimate friend of Jesus. Even though he knew the truth about who Jesus was and why He came, in the hours that led up to Christ’s crucifixion Peter publicly denied Jesus three times.
• In the final chapter of John, Jesus questioned Peter and his love for Him. Three times Jesus asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” Each time, Peter answered with an appeal to Jesus’ ability to search people’s hearts and know their natures: “Lord, You know I love You.”
• Jesus knew Peter loved Him and that he would go on to be one of the greatest pastors of the church. He knew everything about Peter—his pride, his failures, his sin—and still Jesus loved him and called him for a special purpose.
Connect as a family
This week when you’re enjoying breakfast as a family, ask your children to share a time they may have been scared to tell the truth. Assure them we all make mistakes, and Jesus knows us and loves us regardless of our faults. After your children have finished eating, tell them you’re going to read from The Big God Story about a time when Jesus had breakfast with His disciples. Then read John 21. Share how Jesus loved Peter no matter what.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What would you think if you saw Jesus standing on the shore making breakfast for you?
What would you talk to Jesus about?
What would you say or do to let Jesus know that you love Him?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how Jesus Knows Me into your everyday life as a family.
Blessings are often used in the Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you have a deep understanding that God knows you completely. May you know that God delights in you, and He will always love you.