Focus Question: What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?
Jesus is special to Christians, he is described as a ‘light to the world’, someone who brought hope to the world.
What does the word 'Messiah' mean?
What does it mean to be a true follower?
Let's watch the story of Jesus choosing his first disciples.
Discuss - Why these two men thought that Jesus was ‘the one’.
What leadership qualities might Jesus have shown to them?
Who is Simon Peter?
He was a fisherman and probably worked long unsociable hours. He would have been a simple, uneducated but hardworking man – why might Jesus value these qualities in a follower?
Discuss - What qualities did Jesus have that made Simon Peter and Matthew want to follow him and leave everything behind?
Imagine that your teacher is Simon Peter and they need to tell their family and friends that they are leaving home to become a disciple of Jesus.
What advice would you give? What questions would you ask?