Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

God’s words are powerful. His message is life giving. Even the youngest child can be taught that God is the maker of all things and that He loves them. As your kids grow, you can share the awesome stories of God’s miracles like Jesus Feeding the 5,000 and Jesus Walking on Water.

My word that goes out from my mouth.  It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent. Isaiah 55:11

Start instilling a love for God’s word in your kids today. Get tips on making sure you get the most of these preschool devotion lessons.

Disciple Peter: The Rock

Jesus had friends called Disciples that helped spread the Word of God.

Peter the Disciple,  A Preschool Devotion

Lesson Learned

Jesus told Peter to build up His Church and teach about Him.

Materials Needed

  • rock
  • paint
  • newspaper

Bible Verses

Matthew 16:17-18 and Mark 3:13-19

Talking Points 

Remember what Jesus’ friends were called?  They were called disciples and Jesus wanted them to follow Him and to learn from Him.  One of His closest friends was named Peter (which actually means rock).   Peter spent 3 years with Jesus and during those 3 years, he saw Jesus perform many miracles and Peter knew that Jesus was the Son of God.   Before Jesus left earth, He told Peter, “You will be a rock, a strong person, that helps build up My Church and lead many people to believe in Me.” 


  • What did Jesus tell Peter before He left the earth?
  • What did Jesus mean when He said Peter was “a rock”?
  • Can you be a strong person for Jesus?


Lay down the newspaper to protect your work surface.  Let the child paint the rock.  Older children could paint a little man on the rock.


Dear Lord, we enjoy reading about Your friends and their lives.  We are glad that they told the world about You so that we could know You, too.  Help us to share Your story and love with our friends too. Amen!

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