The Calling the Disciples
unit uses the Bible story included in Mark 1:16-20. Jesus was walking along the Sea of Galilee when he saw the brothers Simon and Andrew casting nets into the sea. Jesus invited them to follow him, and they immediately left their nets behind. Shortly afterward Jesus saw Zebedee's sons, James and John, mending nets with their father. Jesus offered them the same invitation: "Follow me." The two men dropped everything and followed Jesus.
By the end of this unit children will:
- discover the first disciples that Jesus called were ordinary fishermen;
- discover Jesus calls people today to follow and be disciples;
- experience ways we can follow Jesus;
- discover Jesus calls people who are less than perfect to be his disciple;
- experience the story of Jesus calling the first disciples;
- discover different ways of sharing Jesus' story with others.
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