Download this Sunday School lesson about Jesus’ early ministry. It is based on Matthew 4 and the Fishers of Men. Teach kids how the disciples started following Jesus and how they can tell others about Jesus too.
January 26, 2020 Sunday School Lessons
These lesson plans includes the complete teachers guide, coloring page, children’s sermon, craft ideas, and worksheets. It’s everything you need to teach your Sunday School lesson.
Crafts on “Fishers of Men” for Matthew 4:12-23
“Fishers of Men” Bible Crafts – You can view these craft ideas on Ministry-To-Children, but they are included in the combined lesson plan download above.
“Fishers of Men” Object Lesson
The script for this children’s sermon is included in the combined lesson plan above. This is the video demonstration to help you to share this ministry moment at your church.
Peter becomes a “Fisher of Men” Bible Story for Kids
More Fishers of Men Activities
- Compare another Sunday School lesson “Fishers of Friends”
- Compare the “Fishing for People” children’s message from Sermons4Kids with Coloring Page | Dot to Dot | Word Search | Group Activities | Crossword | Multiple Choice | Jumble | Worship Bulletin: (DOC) (PDF) | Fill in the Blank
- Fishers of Men Preschool lesson from Children’s Ministry Magazine
- Jesus Calls His Disciples from Catholic Toolbox
Matthew 4:12-23 (NIV)
Jesus Begins to Preach
12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people living in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.”
17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Jesus Calls His First Disciples
18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.
Jesus Heals the Sick
23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.