Use this free Sunday school lesson with kids from Hands-On Bible Curriculum to help preschoolers learn that Jesus can do anything! Find more great Sunday school lessons to help kids grow in their faith.
On their own, the disciples couldn’t catch any fish. But with Jesus’ help, they were able to catch all the fish they needed. Just like Jesus helped his disciples, he can help you if you ask him to. Remember to ask Jesus for help when you feel alone, or afraid, or sad, because Jesus can help children be strong.
Bible Point: Jesus can do anything.
Bible Verse: “I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13).
- play fishing games,
- hear about the disciples’ miraculous catch of fish,
- pretend to go fishing with the disciples, and
- fill a net with “fish” prayers as they name things they’re thankful for.
Bible Basis A miraculous catch of fish. (John 21:1-13)
Peter was a fisherman. He knew the times and the places that fish could be caught. So it wasn’t a coincidence that he and the other disciples fished when and where they did. However, a long night of fishing had produced nothing. They likely were about to give up on catching anything when Jesus called out from shore and told them they’d find fish on the other side of the boat. They probably laughed at the suggestion! But for some reason—maybe something in them wondered if the lone figure on the shore could be Jesus—they obeyed what the man said. And the passage tells us what happened!
Suddenly Peter’s priorities changed; he knew it was Jesus who had spoken to them from the shore. Peter was more excited about seeing Jesus than about bringing in the huge catch of fish that they’d hoped for all night! As Peter swam to the shore, the other disciples dragged in the net full of fish.
The miraculous catch of fish revealed Jesus to Peter. As you go through this Scripture with your preschoolers, they can begin to learn who Jesus really is and how his divine power can help them day by day.
- Read Luke 24:13-32.
- How is the experience in this passage similar to the one in our passage today?
- When have you neglected to notice Jesus at work in your life?
- Pray: Lord, thanks for working in my life. Help my preschoolers to see that you…