KNOWING JESUS: nathaniel

WELCOME: Invite each kid to share their name and their favourite sport/game.

READ: John 1:44-51

Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.

“Come and see,” said Philip.

47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”

48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.

Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”

49 Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.”

50 Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51 He then added, “Very truly I tell you, you will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’ the Son of Man.”


  • What amazing things happened when Nathaniel met Jesus?
  • Have you ever met someone who already knew you? How was it?
  • Jesus already knows everything about you! How does that make you feel?


Additional Extra Activity:

Fold a paper into twelve squares and see if you can work out together the 12 disciples names. Write a name in each box and draw the disciples.


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