You’d think the disciples would have figured it out earlier. They’d watched Jesus turn water into wine, heal the sick, and restore a man’s withered hand. They’d even seen Him raise a boy from the dead. But when Jesus hushed a howling wind and calmed crashing waves, the disciples truly got it: Jesus really was God’s Son. And He really could do anything—anything at all.
Today we’ll GET INTO a boat and join the disciples as they sail into an entirely new view of Jesus. After the video, we’ll TALK IT UP and ACT IT OUT, discovering what it means to us today that Jesus is able to do anything.
So gather everyone to watch “Walking on Water.” Spoiler alert: It’s going to be a bumpy ride (but it turns out OK in the end)!
In today’s video, Jesus does what can’t be done—and doesn’t even break a sweat. And He doesn’t claim He can do anything; He just proves it. Use these questions to TALK IT UP and explore what God’s Word tells us about Jesus being able to do anything:
Superman can fly. Black Panther sees in the dark. Wolverine sprouts claws. And Batman … well, he has a really cool car.
All the superheroes selling graphic novels and filling movie screens can do something amazing—but none of them can do anything.
Plus, they’re all fictional. But Jesus is real.
That means Jesus is in a class of His own. No one like Him has walked on the planet since God strolled in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. And no one like Jesus will set foot here again until He returns. His power knows no bounds. His authority has no limit. Even the wind and waves obey when He speaks.
You know someone who can literally do anything. How great is that?
Explain: There’s plenty that sets Jesus apart from others who have great authority and power. One of those things is that Jesus is accessible, welcoming friendships with everyone—even those of us who aren’t powerful and hold positions of authority. As our friend, Jesus wants to hear from us, and we’re going to speak with Him now.
Pair up and talk about this: What’s something you’d like Jesus to do for someone you know?
After you share, pray together—either out loud or silently—for the people who were mentioned in conversation.
Close by asking everyone to say along with you, “In Your name, Jesus, we ask this. Amen.”
Sharing what God’s doing in and through us is a reminder to us, an encouragement to others, and it praises Jesus. Here are ways you might share what you’ve discovered about Jesus having the authority and power to do anything:
If you can, post what Jesus has inspired you to do. Use the hashtag #GodInAction so we can see what you’re up to!