In our preschool ministry this Sunday, we had a great time celebrating the fact that Jesus is alive! Now we continue the story this week with the story of Jesus and his friends fishing together. There will be some fishing games and a fun boat/matching game. The kids will go home with a boat with the Bible verse written on it. Maybe they can tell you the story during bath time.
Here is your reference: Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish
Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”
“No,” they answered.
He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.
Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead. John 21:1-13
In our school-aged ministry we had a great time hearing the story of the resurrection and then celebrating the resurrection with a game of Hip Hip Hooray! It was played like Duck Duck Goose. It was a wonderful celebration! This week the celebration continues with the story, Jesus Appears to Thomas — John 20:19-23 BOTTOM LINE: Whatever happens, remember God is bigger than your questions.
It is a great time for discussions about Jesus and how the story continues.
See you Sunday!