Prompts for ‘Jesus and the fishermen’

Select two or three of these prompts from “Jesus and the Fishermen” to consider together, in a group.

  • Jesus asked Simon Peter to do several things. What is he asking you to do?
  • What do you know today about living Jesus’ way that you didn’t know before?

Prompts to help players pray

  • Simon Peter’s day was full of surprises. Does Jesus ever surprise you?
  • Jesus wanted Simon Peter to follow him although Simon Peter felt he wasn’t good enough. What makes you feel like that?
  • Simon Peter wanted to be with Jesus and he wanted to catch some fish. Tell Jesus what you want.
  • The net was bursting with fish! Wow! Jesus always does more than we expect. Want to thank him now?

Prompts to help players ponder the great things of God

  • What did Simon Peter and the others find out about Jesus in this story?
  • How could Jesus know that the fish were there to be caught?
  • What was it about Jesus that made Simon Peter and his partners just leave their nets to follow him?

Prompts to help players explore the Bible story

  • Why did Jesus just get into Simon Peter’s boat without asking permission?
  • Why did Jesus need to get into a boat to teach?
  • Did Jesus really mean that Simon Peter would trap people in a net? What did he mean?

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