His Story

Episode 5: Jesus Calls His Disciples

Bring the Word

Calling of Fishermen

Read John 1:35-42

  • What do you think it was about Andrew’s encounter with Jesus that made Andrew sure that Jesus was the Messiah?

Read Luke 4:38-39, 5:1-11

  • Why does Simon’s mother-in-law get up and begin to serve them? Why does the Bible mention it?
  • Why does Jesus get into the boat?
  • Why is it important that they caught nothing all night?
  • What happened to all the fish they caught?
  • How difficult would it be to completely walk away from your livelihood like the fishermen?
  • Was the haul of fish a blessing or a snare? Why?

Read John 1:43-51 (Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20)

  • Why would Nathanael ask if anything good could come from Nazareth?
  • Do you think there is a connection between Jesus’ comment about Nathanael being an Israelite without deceit and what Nathanael was doing under the fig tree?
  • How does Nathanael’s reaction back your view?

Calling of Tax Collector/s

Read Matthew 9:9-13 (Mark 2:13-17, Luke 5:27-32)

  • What was Matthew’s first action after being instructed by Jesus?
  • What was the next thing that Matthew did? (How did he get people to his house to eat with Jesus?)

Bring it Home

Read Matthew 8:18-22

  • What could it cost you to follow Jesus?
  • What does it cost you not to follow Jesus?
  • Is it possible to avoid making a decision on whether or not to follow Jesus?
  • How can we pray for you?

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