Sunday School Lesson: John's disciples follow Jesus in John 1:29-42

Download this Sunday School lesson about following Jesus. It is based on John chapter 1. Teach kids teach kids how the disciples of John the Baptist started following Jesus and how they can tell others about Jesus too.

January 19, 2020 Sunday School Lesson

The lesson plan downloads include crafts, coloring pages, game ideas, worksheets, object lesson, and full teaching plan.


Activities for Teaching Kids John 1:29-42

Bible Crafts for this Lesson Plan

These crafts are included in the combined lesson plan above.

Try these Bible crafts in your Sunday School class. They will help kids learn to share about Jesus like the original disciples. Download the directions below, gather your craft supplies, and watch our video how-to demonstration.

Object Lesson on John 1:19-42

This object lesson script is included in the combined lesson plan PDF above.

Share this Children’s Sermon Object Lesson on John 1:29-42 in your Sunday School or Kids’ Church. The object lesson teaches kids about sharing the message of Jesus Christ. Download the lesson below and then watch the video demonstration.

Sunday School Song “GO” from Matthew 28:19

This is a wonderful song to help children learn this memory verse from the lesson plan.

Try this worship song from Seeds Family Worship. It’s word-for-word from the memory verse we recommend in this lesson plan.

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John’s Disciples follow Jesus from John 1:29-42 New International Version (NIV)

John Testifies About Jesus

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.”

32 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.”

John’s Disciples Follow Jesus

35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”

37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”

They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”

39 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”

So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.

40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.

Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter).

John 1:29-42 NIV

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