JESUS CALLS HIS DISCIPLES
MATTHEW 4:18-22, 9:9-13
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” - Matthew 4:19
Like the disciples, Jesus calls us to follow Him.
We should tell others about Jesus.
Open your bibles to today’s passage. Read it together as a family.
- Read today’s key verse out loud. Who was Jesus talking to when he said that? What do you think he meant?
- What is a disciple? (Someone who follows Jesus)
- Can you name some of Jesus’s disciples that he called?
- What kind of people did Jesus choose to be his disciples? (ex: criminals, poor people, etc.) Does this mean that anyone can follow Jesus? (Absolutely!)
- People asked Jesus why he spent time with the people that everyone thought were bad or mean. Jesus said “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick” — What do you think Jesus meant?
- Everyone in the world needs Jesus to be their Savior. How can you be a “fisher of men” and help others follow Jesus?
To affirm someone is to tell them what you know to be true about them. We can see affirmation used to uplift people in Scripture. (ex: Paul’s letters to the churches; see Philemon 1:4-7).
Take this time to encourage each member of your family through affirmation.
How do you see them becoming more like Jesus? What makes you thankful for them? Share these things with one another now as a family.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for making sure that I heard the gospel
Your Word tell us that You desire mercy, and you showed it to me through Jesus
Please help me to be a “fisher of men” by sharing the gospel with others
In Jesus’ name, amen
THIS MONTH’S FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: OBEDIENCE
As a family, go through the following questions…
What are some consequences that can happen when you disobey?
What are some of the good things that can happen when we obey?
How can we see obedience in this story?