Jesus Calls His Disciples To Remember:
Jesus had 12 close followers (disciples)
Lesson - Read Luke 5:1-11
Disciple: student, follower
Apostle: 1 of 12 special disciples
passages about the calling of the disciples. List all 12, and go
over the pronunciation of their names.
Matthew 4:18-22 "As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, how saw two
brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother,
casting a net into the sea - for they were fishermen. And he
said to them, 'Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.'
Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went
from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and
his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending
their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat
and their father, and followed him."
Matthew 9:9 "As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called
Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, 'Follow
me.' And he got up and followed him."
SING apostles song
Graphic A color picture of
Jesus calling two fishermen
Play Follow the Leader: clap, hop, turn around, put arms up, sit down, hands
- Go over vocabulary, discussing what it means to follow a leader and
be a disciple.
Memory Work: Names of the Apostles
True and False
Jesus offered to pay his disciples. F
There were 20 disciples. F
Some disciples were fishermen. T
Matthew was a tax collector. T
Jesus' followers were all rich and educated. F
If the disciples disagreed with Jesus they voted to decide the issue. F