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Children’s Bible Program – Level 1: NT Lesson 5 “Fishers of Men”

Featured Passage: Luke 5


Jesus grew up in grace and stature with both men and God. Jesus’ step-father Joseph was a carpenter, so Jesus learned to be a carpenter too. He worked as a carpenter until He was about 30 years old. In the meantime, His cousin John was teaching people to repent of their sins and was baptizing many people in the Jordan River. John the Baptist was preparing the people for the Messiah to teach them. Jesus Christ, the Messiah, was about to start doing the job His Father sent Him to do.



  1. Whose boat did Jesus stand in to preach to the crowd on the shore? 
  2. What did Peter, and Andrew, James and John do for a living? How were they related to each other? 
  3. Had Peter, Andrew, James, and John any success fishing the previous night?
  4. Why was Peter surprised when Jesus told him to cast out his net? What happened when they lowered their nets? How many fish did they catch? 
  5. What do you think “fishers of men” means?
  6. What was Peter, Andrew, James, and John’s response when Christ told them to follow Him?

Memory Challenge:

Mark 1:17 

“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.’”