MONTHLY FOCUS: I can follow Jesus.
BIBLE VERSE: “‘Come and follow me,’ Jesus said.” Matthew 4:19 (NIrV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and His Friends | Matthew 4:18-22
This month we are learning, “I can follow Jesus.“ God sent His Son, Jesus, to be our friend forever and also to make a way for us to know God forever. We will learn the story, “Jesus and His Friends,” in Matthew 4:18-22.
Jesus began to tell a lot of people about God, so He asked a group of fishermen to leave their boats and follow Him. There were twelve men who left their jobs to follow Jesus and to be His helpers! They all wanted to teach people about God’s love.
We made a Bible story mat to help us remember we can follow Jesus. Place the Meal Time Bible Story Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your child:
- Who is Jesus waving to? (some fishermen)
- What was Jesus asking them to do? (To follow Him and help Him tell people about God.)
Say, “Yes, Jesus asked the fishermen to leave their boats to follow Him. He wanted them to help Him tell people about God! Just like the fishermen followed Jesus, who else can follow Jesus?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can follow Jesus!”