Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of August 16-August 22

Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!

This interactive Bible time is a great way for your family to gather around God's Word and read, listen, watch, sing, and do activities together that help you learn more about God's great love for you in Jesus.

Jesus Calls Disciples

Who would you follow anywhere?

After Jesus was baptized, John the Baptist continued to point to Him, telling people, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” Andrew, who had been following John the Baptist, turned to follow Jesus. Andrew told his brother Peter, “We have found the Messiah!” and he brought Peter to meet Jesus.

Jesus began healing the sick and teaching about the kingdom of God. One time, He was teaching by the Sea of Galilee. He got into one of the fishermen’s boats (it happened to be Peter’s) and taught from the water. When He was done, He told Peter to throw out his nets again for a catch. Peter didn’t want to. He had been fishing all night with nothing to show for it. But he did it anyway. Pretty soon, there were so many fish the boat began to sink! Peter was afraid, but Jesus said, “Don’t be afraid; from now on, you’ll be fishing for men!” What do you think those fishermen did?

Opening Prayer

Dear Jesus, help us listen and learn about following You and sharing Your love. Amen


Opening August 16

Bible Truth

Jesus calls us to follow Him.

Bible Lesson: Jesus Calls Disciples

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible ( OR Luke 5:1-11
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Jesus Calls Disciples

Talk about it

  • What did Peter, Andrew, James, and John do for a living? What did Jesus ask them to do instead? What did He mean?
  • If you had been one of those fishermen, would you have followed Jesus? Why or why not?
  • How do we follow Jesus in our lives today?

Peter, Andrew, James, and John were fishermen. Jesus asked them to leave their fishing nets, follow Him, and “catch” people by telling them about God’s love.

Share your thoughts about being one of the fishermen that Jesus called.

Jesus calls us to follow Him, just as He called the disciples. We follow Jesus when we listen to His Word and share His love with others.

Bible Verse

[Jesus says,] “Follow Me.” John 1:43

John 1:43

Worship Song

Forever Love, Forever God | Cross Culture Thailand VBS Music Video | Group Publishing

Musical Meditation

Chris Tomlin - I Will Follow Worship Video w/Lyrics

Things To Do Together

Download a page of activities and crafts that help connect Bible learning to life.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear Jesus, thank You for calling us to be Your disciples. Help us to spread Your love and forgiveness to all the world. In Your name we pray. Amen.

Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House

A portion of these Bible lesson materials are from the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.

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Chapel of the Cross--Lutheran

Chapel of the Cross--Lutheran exists to show the love of Jesus to North County and beyond, so that all may have a living relationship with Christ.

Our Core Values:

  • Empowered by the cross of Christ
  • People working together
  • Opening the Word to all people
  • Showing the love of Jesus
  • Warm and supportive environment