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Children's Ministry Summer 2021

 Summer 2021 CM FBC

Lesson Overview            

Chosen Twelve    

June 6

Matthew’s Apostleship

Matthew 9:9-13, Mark 2:13-17, Luke 5:27-32

  • Matthew was a Galilean Jew who was a tax collector for the Roman government, whose name was Levi
  • Matthew shared Jesus with his old friends
  • Matthew wrote the Gospel of Matthew
  • We should be loving towards all people, especially to those who don't know Jesus

June 13

Andrew’s Apostleship

John 1:35-42, John 6:1-14, John 12:20-22

  • Andrew was the first to believe along with John the Baptist
  • Andrew followed Jesus immediately when he was called
  • Andrew brought his brother Peter, the boy with the barley loaves, and the Greeks to Jesus
  • Andrew was willing to work behind the scenes

June 20

Thomas’ Apostleship

John 20:24-29

  • Thomas was a Jewish fisherman from Galilee
  • Thomas is remembered as Doubting Thomas, but embraced Jesus as “My Lord and My God” (John 20: 28)
  • Thomas was devoted to Jesus and willing to die for Him (John 11: 16)

June 27

James’ Apostleship

Mark 1:16-20

  • James was a Galilean Jewish fisherman and worked with his brother John; they were called the Sons of Thunder
  • James immediately left his job when Jesus called him
  • Jesus changed James’ disposition of arrogance and a fiery spirit to one of serving others in humility

July 4

Philip’s Apostleship

John 1:43-46

  • Philip was a Galilean Jewish fisherman
  • Philip had the gift of personal evangelism
  • Philip had a great love for Jesus and was excited to share Him with his best friend Nathanael

July 11

Nathanael’s/Bartholomew’s Apostleship

John 1:43-51

  • Nathanael was a Jew from Cana who was looking for the Messiah who was promised in Old Testament Scriptures
  • Nathanael came to Jesus at the invitation of his friend Philip
  • As soon as Nathanael met Jesus he knew that He was the promised Messiah

July 18

John’s Apostleship

Luke 9:49-56

  • John was a Jewish Galilean fisherman along with his brother James; they were called the Sons of Thunder
  • John was transformed from the Son of Thunder to the apostle whom Jesus loved (John 13:13)
  • John wrote the following books of the Bible: the Gospel of John, 1, 2, and 3 John, and Revelation

July 25

Thaddaeus’ Apostleship

John 14:22-24

  • The three names that Thaddaeus had: Judas the son of James, Thaddaeus, and Labbaeus
  • By asking Jesus questions, he wrote the book of Jude
  • Thaddaeus was a faithful and true servant of the Lord

August 1

Peter’s Apostleship

Matthew 26:31-35, Matthew 26:69-75,  John 21:15-19

  • Peter and his brother Andrew were both fishermen
  • The new name that Jesus gave Simon was Peter which means “rock”
  • Jesus restores Peter and forgives him for his denial
  • When Jesus said to “Follow Him” he immediately left his nets and followed Him

 August 8

Simon the Zealot’s Apostleship

Matthew 10:4, Luke 6:15

  • Simon was a Jew who was a member of the revolutionaries called the Zealots
  • Simon came to Jesus just as he was
  • Jesus changed Simon’s zealousness against the Romans to passion for people who came to know Jesus

August 15

James the son of Alphaeus’ Apostleship

Luke 6:15

  • James was the son of Alphaeus
  • Traditionally, James may have been: the brother of Matthew, the cousin of Jesus, and a tax collector for the Romans
  • James was a background disciple who faithfully served the Lord Jesus

August 22

Judas Iscariot’s Apostleship

John 13:21-31, Luke 22:47-48, & Matthew 27:3-9

  • Judas Iscariot was a Jew from Kerioth. He was the only disciple not from Galilee
  • Judas Iscariot was the treasurer for the disciples and became overwhelmed with his love for money, which led him to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver
  • Judas sold Jesus out for money because that is what he was in love with

August 29

Paul’s Apostleship

Acts 9:1-22

  • Saul was born in Tarsus. He was a Jewish Pharisee who lived by the Jewish laws
  • Saul persecuted and killed followers of The Way
  • Saul had a personal encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus. God forgave him for his sins, changed his name to Paul, and had him preach the gospel to the Gentiles
  • Paul wrote 14 of the 27 books of the New Testament if you include Hebrews