Jesus And The Fishermen
This is Jesus And The Fishermen Story for children. Long, long time ago, Jesus needed his friends to help him to spread God’s message. As he walked down by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two fishermen put their nets in the water to catch fish. Also, read Jesus Calms The Storm.
They were brothers and their names were Simon and Andrew. Jesus called out to them and they came to the shore. Jesus said, “Follow me! And I will make you special fishermen of the people!” The two men left their nets at once and joined him. They had understood that Jesus was the promised Savior.
As he went along, Jesus came across another two brothers, James and John. They were sitting in a fishing boat. They were repairing their fishing nets with some help from their father, Zebedee. When Jesus called out their names, they left their nets and their father and joined Jesus. They too knew that Jesus was sent by God.
Jesus chose these people because they were loyal to God and not because they were talented or gifted. He gave them new names later. Simon was named Peter which meant Rock. Andrew was named as Apostle which meant a great teacher. John and James were called ‘Sons of thunder’ because they were fiery young men in place of catching fish.
These people would get many others to join the Kingdom of God. They stayed close to Jesus, learned from him and helped him as he went around the worked teaching and healing people. You may also like to read, The Baptism Of Christ.
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