Dear Parents, We hope the following summary of the Sunday School lesson will help you in discussing the lesson with your children and working through this booklet together. SCRIPTURE PASSAGE:
Becoming More Like Jesus
John 21:1-25 BIBLE STORY SUMMARY:
Jesus came to be the Savior of the world. He came to shore to call His disciples back to becoming fishers of men. Jesus gave Peter the work of feeding His sheep and lambs and told Peter, ”You MUST follow ME!” LESSON FOCUS:
To understand that Jesus asks me if I am willing to love Him more than anything or anyone else. To understand that Jesus says to me, “You MIST follow Me!” WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT GOD:
Jesus has work for me to do. LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE LEARNED: What were the disciples doing in Galilee? (They were waiting for Jesus to come to them.) What did Peter decide to do that night? (He went fishing.) Who was on the shore early that morning to greet them? (Jesus, but they did not recognize
The Holy Spirit
Him at first.)
What did Jesus ask them? (Did you catch any fish?) What did He tell them to do? (He told them to throw their nets on the right side of the boat.) What happened when they did this? (Their nets were very full, but they did not tear.) What question did Jesus ask Peter? (Do you love me?) What work did Jesus give Peter to do? (Jesus wanted Him to feed His lambs.) What did Jesus mean when He told Peter to “Feed My lambs”? (He wanted Peter to help people believe in Him and obey Him.)
Breakfast on The Shore This Week’s Memory Verse:
Why did Jesus tell Peter not to think about what would happen to John? (Jesus wanted Peter to keep his eyes on Him, otherwise it would be impossible to follow Jesus.)
more than anything or anyone else? Are you willing to do the things Jesus did and follow Him? Are you wiling to help others believe in Jesus?
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“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In My Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. Thomas said to Him, ”Lord, we don’t know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:1-6
May 11, 2014
Read John 21:1-3
Monday—Waiting For Jesus
Saturday—This Weeks Puzzle
Where were the disciples when Jesus came to them this time? By the S
Say Your verse!
T ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ How many disciples were waiting there? 12 10 9 8 7 6
Do you like to get together with people and wait for things? Yes It’s OK Not really No way Do you think it was hard for the disciples to wait? Yes It was OK Not really No problem What did Peter want to do to break the boredom?
_______________________________ Did anyone else think this was a good idea? All the others A couple Thomas
What are some things you like to do when you get bored?
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Read John 21:20-22
Jesus wanted Peter to understand that he could not follow Him while he was worrying about what others were doing. If Peter was busy watching to see if John was doing all the right things for Jesus, how could he be following Jesus? He couldn’t. In the same way . . . We cannot be watching others and following Jesus at the same time. Sometimes when children are being taught a lesson by their parents, they ask, “What about my brother?” or “What about my sister?” Usually parents say . . “Just worry about yourself,” because they know it is harder to do the right things when we are looking for faults in others.
Have you ever asked that question to your parents?
Yes A lot Sometimes Not very much
Peter spent the rest of his life following Jesus and helping others believe in Him. He truly became a fisher of men! Jesus calls you to come and follow Him. He asks you to watch Him and do the things He does. Jesus gives you the work of helping others believe in Him. Will you be obedient to Jesus today? Can you list some ways to follow Jesus today?
The disciples thought fishing would be better than just sitting around waiting. They started fishing in the evening and probably decided to keep fishing until they caught enough fish for breakfast. How long did they have to keep fishing.
Read John 21:4-8
_____________________________________ What was the voice saying that was calling to them from shore?
Good day mate! Friends, do you have any fish? Come in for breakfast! You look very tired!
When the voice told them to put their nets on the other side of the boat, they did. Soon their nets were full. This reminded them of Jesus. Who was the first disciple to think the voice belonged to Jesus? (v.7) There are two correct answers! Peter The disciple Jesus loved Simon John Thomas Nathaniel When they realized that the voice belonged to Jesus, who was the first to take action?
_____________________________________ What did he do? He j
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ I ___ the w ___ ___ ___ ___ and went ashore ahead of the others. (v.7)
Jesus was there waiting for the disciples on shore. What had He prepared for them?
A place for them A campfire A lesson Breakfast A song
What are other things you like to do at campfires? Roast Marshmallows Eat S’mores Sing songs Stare at the coals Tell stories Warm your hands Put pine cones in the fire Wait for the flames to burn out
List at least 3 reasons (more than 3 is even better) why the disciples were in a good mood on this morning?
______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ Do you think Peter was ready to learn an important lesson?
What job did Jesus tell Peter to do?
Read John 21:15-19
F ___ ___ ___ M___ L ___ ___ ___ ___
A boat dock
Do you like to sit around a campfire talking and eating? Yes A lot A little Not really
Thursday—Do You Love Me?
Wednesday—Friends On Shore
Read John 21:9-14
Tomorrow we will talk about that lesson!
What do you think Jesus meant?
Peter should go and work on a sheep farm. Whenever Peter saw a lamb, he should give it food. Jesus gave Peter the work of telling others that Jesus was their Good Shepherd. Did Jesus scold Peter?
What verse makes you think Peter felt bad about this lesson? (circle the right number) 15 16 17 18 19 How does the Bible say Peter felt?
______________________________________ Why did Peter have those feelings?
______________________________________ Jesus wanted Peter to understand that he could not follow Jesus and do His work if he loved anyone or anything more than he loved Jesus. It is the same for us today. Only when everyone and everything is secondbest to Jesus are we really ready to follow Him. What was the last thing Jesus said to Peter?
“F ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ M ___ !”