This skit was written directly from Matthew 14:22-33. This can be done in a simple fashion as reading directly from the script in class or as elaborately as a full skit with costumes, props, and a large audience. Fit this skit to work with your class/children. This was written as a fun way to show the story of Jesus walking on the water.
Narrator: Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away. After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
Narrator: But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said,
Disciples: It is a ghost!
Narrator: And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying,
Jesus: Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.
Peter: Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.
Narrator: And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out,
Peter: Lord, save me!
Narrator: Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him
Jesus: You of little faith, why did you doubt?
Narrator: When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying,
Disciples: You are certainly God’s Son!
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Teaching Skit: Jesus Walks on the Water
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