God’s Hand in our Lives Teacher’s Notes NT Catch of Fish & Call of Apostles - AddendumSTORY
Peter’s Catch of Fish and Jesus’ call of the Apostles
Luke 5:1-11 & 6:12-16, Matthew 4:18-22; 10:1-10; Mark 3:13-14
Review from last week’s story: (Wedding at Cana)
1. What were the followers of Jesus called? (disciples)
2. In our story last week, to what special event did Jesus and His disciples go? (a
3. What special miracle did Jesus do at the wedding? (He changed water into wine.)
4. Who remembers what a miracle is? (something that God can do but people cannot)
5. What did Jesus want to show His disciples about Himself? (Jesus is God. God has
all power to do miracles.)
Did you ever wish you could do something but you weren’t big enough, or old enough, or strong
enough to do it by yourself? (Name some possibilities, i.e.: cooking at the stove, climbing a tree,
going to the store by yourself, etc.) Jesus has something special for you to do. Today we will
learn how Jesus helps us do this special job.
To present this story you may want to draw it as you tell it. Start by drawing the lake and
shoreline. Then draw a crowd of people. (Stick men are fine.)
Draw a boat and Jesus in the boat. Add Simon and Andrew in the boat. Tape the net in front of
the boat. Drop many fish in the net. (These should be cut out in advance.) Draw a second boat in
the background with James and John in it.
Jesus often traveled from town to town, telling people God’s Word. He knew how important it
was for people to know that He was their Savior whom God the Father had sent. He had come to
take away their sin.
Everywhere Jesus went, big crowds of people gathered to hear Jesus. In today’s story Jesus was
preaching beside a big lake. People were crowding closer and closer, trying to see and hear Jesus.
It must have been hard to hear Jesus’ with so many people crowding around Him.
Some of Jesus’ disciples were fishermen. Simon Peter, Andrew, James, and John ha