Peter and John Went to Pray

“Peter and  John went to pray,

Peter and John meet the lame man

they met a lame man on the way,

He held out his hand, and he asked

for alms,

and this is what Peter did say…

“Silver and gold have I none,

but such as I have give I thee,

In the name of Jesus Christ, of

Nazareth, rise up and walk”

He went walking and leaping and praising God…”(words of children’s song)

The new church was growing .  Those saved on the day of Pentecost were  continuing “steadfast in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers…many signs and wonders were done through the apostles…and the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2: 42-47  Peter and John were going to the temple to pray when they met a lame man who had been carried daily at the gate of the temple called  Beautiful, to ask alms of all who entered the temple.  Perhaps he was begging there when the Savior was in Jerusalem!  He asked alms of Peter and John but got something much better…”The faith which come through Him (Jesus) has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.” Acts 3:16  Peter used this occasion to preach another sermon and many who heard the word believed, in spite of his arrest.

“…the word of God is not chained.” 2 Timothy 2:9

I have designed this lesson to be made into a card….As a Father’s Day Card, you would have the kids write…”Dad, Your love is better than silver or gold “…..Love, child’s name…

Fold your background paper in half.   Peter and John and the lame man go colored and cut out and glued on the cover…your fold will be at the top.  Write verses.  Your healed man goes glued inside.  Make a “Jacob’s ladder” to place under figure so it will jiggle.  Write verses.  Use gold or silver pens on black backgrounds. (see you-tube for instructions on making a jacob’s ladder)  If you choose another color for a background, use any shade of ink.

Peter and John meet the lame man


“Now after the Sabbath, near dawn of the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to take a look at the tomb.  And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled the boulder back and sat upon it.  His appearance was like lightning and his garments as white as snow.  And those keeping guard were so frightened at the sight of him that they trembled and became like dead men…” Matthew 28:1-4

Resurrection – angel/tomb

You will need a “jacob’s ladder” under the soldier.  For instructions go to you-tube and look up “how to make a jacob’s ladder” uploaded by rostichery.  Make sure the sky is colored or the wings will not show up very well. The kids will need to write out the verse from Romans…have them do it first so there is not a rush at the end of your time with them…it is an important verse! Optional: add a little “dazzle” with glitter.

Gethsemane – The Olive Press

Garden of Gethsemane

Garden of Gethsemane

Jesus had asked Peter , James and John to watch with him one hour while He prayed to His Father, knowing that  Judas was on his way to the garden with a band of armed men.  Just as olives are crushed under  extreme pressure, our Lord was  beginning to feel exceedingly sad and grieved as His soul experienced the crushing and bruising that the weight of the world’s sins would inflict.  In fact, the amplified version says in Matthew  26:38, that  He felt like He was dying of sorrow and wanted the comfort and fellowship of His closest friends. What a wonderful example for us as we face our Gethsemanes .  We are able, though the scriptures, to be “a stones throw away” from our LORD…hearing His words of submission to his  beloved Poppa’s  will.  Soon He would also suffer brutal torture, and the knowledge that His Father would have to forsake Him as He became “sin for us, who knew no sin.”  Because we all desperately  needed  redemption, Jesus willingly paid the price with His blood , and that is why there is “no other name under heaven, given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

  Green tissue paper and thinned white glue applied with a brush makes pretty leaves. Optional: Embellish with a favorite flower.  My middle school friend, Alyssa R. drew the hibiscus flowers which were  colored and then cut out and glued down.

Garden of Gethsemane – wkst



Peter, James and John had the privilege of seeing the Lord in His heavenly glory and majesty , hearing the voice of God, and seeing Moses and Elijah. Read about it in Matthew 17, Mark 9 and Luke 9 .This requires 1/2 sheet of dark card stock per child so there is a contrast with Jesus’ robe.  You will also need glitter for this. (A transparent glitter is best)  Put a “jacob’s ladder” under Peter, James and John.  For instructions see you-tube ” How to make a jacob’s ladder” uploaded by rostichery.  Wax paper cloud is optional.