Jesus Calls His First Followers

In the first episode of ‘What was it like to be with Jesus?’ we meet Simon, Andrew, James and John who leave EVERYTHING to follow Jesus and have their lives changed and transformed by him!


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Episode 1: What was it like to be with Jesus?

One day, Jesus was walking by the sea of Galilee and he saw two fishermen brother, Simon and Andrew. He called to them, "Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men." He said the same thing to James and John, who were fishing with their dad, Zebedee.

All four fishermen left everything to follow Jesus: their jobs, their families, their homes. Jesus changes and transforms people's lives so much that they were willing to turn to him and follow. Will Jesus do the same to you?

Possible Discussion Questions

  • How do you think the brothers felt when they left everything to follow Jesus?
  • Do you think Jesus is worth giving up everything for? Why/why not?

Related Bible Reference

  • Matthew 4:18-22

Series Content

Links to the Series:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6


Produced by Bella Penton

Bella works as a youth ministry trainee for Christ Church Leyton as part of her gap year placement. This involves making Bible story videos for the Sunday School and Toddler ministries. Bella loves cats, geography and going to the theatre.

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