Welcome: Welcome new children and ask everyone to share their name
Read: John 1:35-42
John’s Disciples Follow Jesus
35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”
They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
39 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”
So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.
40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter).
- How did Simon Peter and Andrew know Jesus?
- What was the first thing that Andrew did when he heard who Jesus was?
- Now that you know who Jesus is, who can you invite to come learn more about him?
Optional Additional Activity:
Andrew and Simon Peter were two of the twelve disciples.
You can cut out fish shapes from paper and write the names of the 12 disciples then hide them around the room, invite the children to find and collect the twelve disciples.