Matthew 4:18-22Jesus was walking by Lake Galilee. He saw two brothers, Simon (called Peter) and Simon’s brother Andrew. The brothers were fishermen, and they were fishing in the lake with a net. Jesus said, “Come follow me. I will make you fishermen for men.” At once Simon and Andrew left their nets and followed him.
Jesus continued walking by Lake Galilee. He saw two other brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets to catch fish. Jesus told them to come with him. At once they left the boat and their father, and they followed Jesus.
- What did Jesus say to the fishermen? “Come. Follow me. I will make you fishers of people.”
- What did the fishermen do? They left their boats and followed Jesus. Their names were Peter, Andrew, James and John.
- What did Jesus teach his disciples? He taught them about God’s love.
Thank you for Jesus’ disciples. Please help us to be like the disciples and tell everyone what God has done for us.
Bible Verse for February
’Come, follow me.’ Jesus said.” Matthew 4:19
Singing: We Can Be a Follower
Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
We can be a follower, follower, follower,We can be a follower, of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I can be a follower, of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Insert name) can be a follower, of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I can be a follower, follower, follower,
(Insert name) can be a follower, follower, follower,
(Repeat with the name of each family member.)
Activity: Follow the Leader
Play a game of Follow the Leader. Have fun with it. Walk anywhere in or out of your house. Be sure to do silly activities with it (such as walk like a duck, tip toe, walk like a dinosaur, do some jumping jacks — have fun with it!).
Take turns and let each family member have the opportunity to be the leader.
When you are finished with the game, talk about the Bible Story you just read and how Jesus’ friends followed his teachings.