A kids' talk on Jesus changing the name of Cephas to Peter. Applicable for John 1 or Matthew 16.
[Outside Holy Innocents we have a huge rock on which the plaque commemorating the opening of the church is placed.]
Lots of different names in the world; What does your name mean? ...
Jesus changed Cephas' name to Peter; I wonder why?
It means rock.[Go outside to the rock.]
Hey, look at this rock. Tell me about it ... [big, hard, solid, stand on it]
Peter, one of the first disciples, Jesus said would be like a rock for the rest of us; solid, trustworthy ...