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Elementary, January 30: Jesus Calls His Disciples

Hi Journey Kids parents!

In the Ancient Near East, fishermen were low on the socioeconomic totem pole. They weren’t particularly educated, and they didn’t make a lot of money. Yet the first disciples Jesus called were fishermen. That was kind of a pattern for Jesus. He chose really ordinary people to be His disciples – and, through them, He changed the entire course of human history.

When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the videos here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family.

Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:

Bible Story: Jesus Calls His Disciples

Big Idea: Jesus calls ordinary people like us to follow Him.

Memory Verse: “’Come and follow me,’ Jesus said. ‘I will send you out to fish for people.’”

Mark 1:7 (NIrV)

After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:

I’m super ordinary. I’m fine admitting it. Jesus chose ordinary people to follow Him and, I, for one, am so grateful He did. If He could change the world through twelve ordinary men, what could He do through me? What could He do through you?