Sofa Sunday School-Matthew 16

You’re Not in the Driver’s Seat

Matthew 16:

21-22 Then Jesus made it clear to his disciples that it was now necessary for him to go to Jerusalem, submit to an ordeal of suffering at the hands of the religious leaders, be killed, and then on the third day be raised up alive. Peter took him in hand, protesting, “Impossible, Master! That can never be!”

23 But Jesus didn’t swerve. “Peter, get out of my way. Satan, get lost. You have no idea how God works.”

Lesson Snapshot


Jesus came to die for our sins.


– For kids to make an emotional connection to the sacrifice that Jesus made for them, and understand that His death was part of God’s plan.


– Matthew 16:21-23, John 18:1-14: Jesus is arrested, and the disciples scatter


-John 15:13 (NIV)

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”


The last thing the disciples expected was for Jesus to die. How could Jesus save his people if he was dead? But dying was the only way to save us from our sins, and Jesus was the only person who could make the ultimate sacrifice.

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