Date

October 4 - 10, 2020

Location

West Franklin
700 New Highway 96 W
Franklin, TN 37064 United States

Sunday October 4, 2020 | Jesus Calls His Disciples

Jesus came to earth to show what God is like and to save people from their sins. This is great news! Jesus told His disciples to tell others about Him, and we are Jesus’ disciples when we trust in Him. Everyone in the world needs to hear the good news about Jesus.

This Week’s Lesson | Jesus Called Disciples

  • Bible Passage: Matthew 49Mark 1–3Luke 5–6
  • Story Point: Jesus called disciples to follow Him.
  • Key Passage: John 3:30
  • Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to obey His Father’s plan and rescue sinners.

Jesus’ ministry had begun. He traveled around, preaching about God and telling people to turn away from their sins. People started talking about Jesus and the things He was teaching. They were interested in what Jesus had to say. Large crowds followed Jesus around and listened to Him teach.

One day, Jesus was walking along the Sea of Galilee. He saw two brothers: Simon—who was called Peter—and Andrew. Peter and Andrew were fishermen. Jesus called out to them, “Follow Me, and I will teach you to fish for people!” Right away, Peter and Andrew dropped their nets and followed Jesus.

Later, He saw two more brothers. Their names were James and John. They were in a boat fixing nets with their father, Zebedee. Jesus called out to them, and right away they got up, left their father and the boat, and followed Jesus.

Jesus went on and saw a man named Matthew (who was also called Levi). Matthew was sitting at the tax office. Matthew was a tax collector. Many people didn’t like tax collectors because tax collectors were unfair. Jesus called out to him, “Follow Me!” So Matthew got up, left everything behind, and followed Jesus.

Matthew had a big feast for Jesus at his house. Many tax collectors and sinners came to eat with Jesus and His disciples. The religious leaders saw this, and they didn’t think Jesus should be friends with people who did wrong things. They complained to the disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”

Jesus heard the religious leaders and said, “People who are healthy don’t need a doctor, but people who are sick do. I did not come to invite good people; I came to invite sinners to turn back to God.”

Later, Jesus gathered His followers together and chose twelve of them to be His apostles. Jesus’ apostles would work closely with Jesus and would go out to tell others about Him. These are the men Jesus chose: Simon (who was called Peter), Simon’s brother Andrew, James and John (who were called the “Sons of Thunder”), Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus (al FEE uhs), Thaddaeus (THAD ih uhs), Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot (iss KAR ih aht).

Christ Connection

Jesus came to earth to show what God is like and to save people from their sins. This is great news! Jesus told His disciples to tell others about Him, and we are Jesus’ disciples when we trust in Him. Everyone in the world needs to hear the good news about Jesus.

Family Starting Points

  • Jesus called disciples to follow Him.
  • Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to obey His Father’s plan and rescue sinners.

Activity Pages

Family Activity

Make a Snack – Fishers of Men Fishing Poles

Have a blessed Sunday!

Contact

West Franklin
info@westfranklinchurch.com
615-850-3170