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Bible story: The call of the first disciples

Creative activities based on the Bible story of The call of the first disciples

The call of the first disciples is a story found in the Gospels of Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, and Luke 5:1-11. In this story, Jesus calls upon Simon (later called Peter) and his brother Andrew, as well as James and his brother John, who were all fishermen, to follow him and become "fishers of men." The men immediately leave their nets and follow Jesus.

This story emphasizes the importance of leaving behind our old lives and following Jesus. It challenges us to have faith and trust in God's plan for our lives, even if it means leaving behind what is comfortable and familiar. It also demonstrates how Jesus calls people from all walks of life to follow him and be a part of his mission.

We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Bible story. These resources are designed to help you share this important message in an engaging and interactive way, whether you are a children's ministry leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious educator in a Christian primary school.

Our activities below are suitable for use in various settings such as church children's programs, children's ministry, catechism classes, children's services, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school, and will help students understand the relevance of the Bible to their lives, and the importance of applying its teachings in practical ways.

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