The Disciples of Jesus

The Disciples of Jesus

Song as they enter: The Rock that doesn’t roll:

Optional : The yes /no game (see below)

Then by explaining that a disciple is a learner or follower.

The word “apostle” means “one who is sent out.”

While Jesus was on earth, His twelve followers were called disciples, and they said YES when Jesus invited them to follow him, learn from Him, (most likely talk over the days events with him each evening) and to be trained by Him.

After His resurrection and ascension, Jesus sent the disciples out to be His witnesses (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).

They were then referred to as the twelve APOSTLES.

Study the ‘Easy to Remember the disciples’ (above) Chart on Powerpoint and explain.

Quiz for Year 6… any four children.

1. How many disciples did Jesus have? 12

2. Which disciple said three times that he did not know Jesus when he was arrested? Simon Peter

3. Who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver? Judas Iscariot

4. How did he die? According to Matthew, he hanged himself from a tree

5. Who was known as a zealot? Simon

6. Which disciple was known as the Doubter? Thomas

7. Who was Simon Peter’s brother? Andrew

8. Who was John’s brother? James

9. What was Bartholomew’s other name? Nathanael

10 What did Matthew do for a living? Tax Collector

11 Who was leader of the disciples when Jesus died? Simon Peter

12 Which disciple did they say Jesus loved most? John

All of these were ordinary people whom God used in an extraordinary manner. Among them were fishermen, a tax collector, and a revolutionary. We are told of their constant struggles, their faults and failings and also the doubts of these twelve men who followed Jesus Christ.

After witnessing Jesus' resurrection and ascension into heaven, the Holy Spirit transformed the disciples/apostles into powerful men of God who turned the world upside down (Acts 17:6). What was the change?

The twelve apostles/disciples had “been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13)and at Pentecost they were filled with the Holy Spirit.

(Acts 2)

OPTIONAL : Play the Yes/No game with a 2 volunteers for a few seconds. I have a Paul Lamond Yes/No game which is excellent , complete with bell.

But instead you can ask these questions, which have been taken from the game.

Volunteer 1

  1. What’s your name then?

  2. Are you sure?

  3. It’s not Cecil then?

  4. Or Gertrude?

  5. But you’re a boy aren’t you?

  6. You did say your name was Cecil didn’t you?

  7. No what was it then?

  8. Well that’s a silly name isn’t it?

  9. Did you just say no?

10 Are you absolutely sure about that?

11 What’s the name of your teacher?

12 What’s the name of your best friend?

13 Is your teacher not your best friend?

14 Are you sure?

Volunteer 2

1. Do you like the colour purple?

2. Do red and green make purple?

3. Do red and blue make purple?

4. Do you like pop music?

5. Do you like heavy metal?

6. Reggae?

7. Rap?

8. Will you sing a song for us now?

9. Are you shy?

10. You can’t sing can you?

11. Have you been away on holiday?

12. Did you get stranded?

13. Do you know what stranded means?

14. Do you care?