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This thread is collecting lesson plans and ideas for teaching "About Peter."

While most Sunday School curriculums typically pick an individual story about Peter, from time to time people will teach a unit "about Peter" that visits several of his stories both as a Disciple with Jesus and as an Apostle in the Early Church (book of Acts).

Resources in this topic are for just such an approach.

If you're looking for a specific single story about Peter, look for it in here in our Bible story forums.

We've placed this "about Peter" topic alongside the resources for teaching the story of Peter's Denial because it's not uncommon to "recap" the importance of Peter as part of a lesson about his denial.

If you need help, post your question or lesson need in the Teachers Lounge.


Originally posted by Neil MacQueen

Here's a great video with a focus on Peter's role as a disciple and experience of Jesus.

"Come Follow Me ~ The Way, the Truth, and the Life: --with Bruce Marciano as Jesus. This newer (2014) video shows the life, death, resurrection of Jesus with a tremendous focus on PETER.  Seems originally designed to explain "who Jesus is" to those unfamliar with him and tell his story in a dramatic yet abridged way.

It is really well done. Moving dialog. Peter's transformation from fisherman to denier to believer is all shown.   It stars Bruce Marciano as Jesus (the same guy who portrayed Jesus in the Visual Bible's Matthew video).  This is not simply a rehash of the Matthew video. This has new stuff.

Under $10 for the DVD from Vision Video. They've posted the full thing on YouTube and Vimeo as well.

34 minutes. Good for children and youth and adults.

Preview it and be happy.

Peter from the film...



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Illustrations of Peter's life and ministry from the Annie Vallotton Bible Illustrations Collection

Below is a sampling of the many illustrations of Peter (you can view the full collection of smaller images in this public archive). These smaller image versions were created for and are posted in the A-V/Video Workshops that match their Bible Story. Supporting Members have access to the larger format and color images in the narrative collection "Jesus and Peter" as well as many other full-sized images that include Peter in the other Vallotton image collections.


  Link to larger and higher resolution versions of the Vallotton illustrations and color background options as well in our Vallotton Bible Images Forum (Supporting Membership required, become one today). Copyright and usage information here.


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The attached doc file is a sample activity sheet about Peter and Jesus, showing the sorts of activities that can be done using the Vallotton Collection images. This can be adapted to use whatever images in the collection represent the stories you covering in a Rotation about Peter (or any other Bible story).

For example, reading Acts 3:1-10 to help students come up with some ideas for what to write in the speech bubbles.
Characters in the Bible story are shown with speech bubbles to be filled in

You can find more ideas for using the images in the collection here.


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Many Stories about Peter can be found in the SunScool Bible App for Kids

They include stories about Peter the Disciple and Peter the Apostle in the Early Church.

Jesus calls Peter
Jesus saves Peter from the water
Jesus tells Peter where to cast net
Jesus calms the storm
Peter confesses is the Messiah
Peter denies Jesus
Peter is asked "Do you love me? Feed my sheep"
Peter preaches at Pentecost
Peter heals the Lame Man
Peter in Prison
and Peter and Cornelius.

View and search for "Peter" in's complete outline of SunScool's story menu.

The App is free, ecumenical, and can be downloaded for use on tablets, smartphones, Windows, and Mac!    Get the download link and look up the story you need in our Outline of all 170+ stories in SunScool. That page also includes app helps.

SunScool Bible App for Kids

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