Jesus was the ultimate “fisher of men”. The first 4 disciples Jesus called were out on the Sea of Galilee fishing, or mending their fishing nets. The first 2 disciples Jesus called were Simon (Peter) and his brother, Andrew. Jesus told Peter, He would make him a Fisher of Men.
Since Peter was a fisherman, Jesus knew that Peter would understand the phrase fisher of men, but that he could still be confused. What Jesus meant was to reel in people to His ministry and bring them to God.
Fishing next to Peter and Andrew, where 2 other brothers, John and James. John and James were out in their boat mending the fishing nets with their father, Zebedee. Jesus called out to John and James and they left the fishing boat to follow Him.
Jesus recruited the first 4 disciples Peter, Andrew, John, and James, in the Bible chapters of Matthew 4:18, Mark 1:16,. However, there is a more detailed Bible Story version in Luke 5:1-11.
Fishers of Men Crafts
Christian craft depicts 2 children fishing in a boat using tiny wood sticks as fishing poles.
On the fishing boat is this Bible verse:
Come follow Me and
I will make you fishers of men.
Once assembled, the Fisher of Men craft measures 7.5 inches by ;7.5 inches and can be displayed on a wall with the ribbon.
The calling of the first disciples is an amazing Bible story and will make a wonderful Sunday School lesson. Use the fisher of men Bible lesson any time of the year.
Sunday school teachers could plan a real fishing trip with the children, or have a pretend play fishing expedition or Fish-themed party. A fishers of men lesson would be so fun and kids would love it. Be sure to include crafts, games, prizes and food! Below are so many fun ideas for a Sunday school Fishers of Men lesson ideas.
Peter Walks on Water Bible Story Book
Jesus performed a miracle in Peter’s fishing boat and Peter could not believe what he had seen!
Peter and Andrew had been
fishing all day and didn’t catch any fish,
so Jesus got in the boat and had them go
back out and throw out 2 nets in the sea.
To their amazement, the nets were filled
with fish and the net almost broke.
Peter knew right then that what Jesus
had done was a miracle and got down on
his knees and asked Jesus to leave
him because he was a sinful man.
Fisher of Men Story Books
Fishers Of Men Book for Children
Through simple text and illustrations, this Christian story book describes the events in Matthew 4:18-22. Dive into this Biblical story book to discover when the four disciples were called by Jesus to become fishers of men.
Christian Fisher of Men Themed Toys
Jesus Fishing Boat with Apostles Play Set
Christian boot play set is fun way to teach Bible lessons about Jesus and The Fisher’s of Men. I love this play set with a fishing boat, similar to the old Galilee boats in the Bible stories. The play set has Jesus and the 12 Disciples figures, along with a Mathias figure (Mathias replaced Judas in the book of Acts).
Jesus Bendable Vinyl Figurines 24-Pack
Use these vinyl Jesus toys as a Bible lesson giveaway.
Fishers of Men Church Outreach Idea
Fishers of Men Trunk-or-Treat Church Event
Create a Fisher of Men church event using these religious party supplies.
Sunday School Fish Bulletin Board Ideas
Fishers Of Men Sunday School Decorations
Bible story about Jesus calling the first disciples and telling them He will make them Fisher’s of Men. This bulletin board set has 5 graphics that includes: 2 men in a fishing boat, Jesus, 14 fish, and a banner that reads:
“Come follow me,”
Jesus said, “and I will make
you fisher of men.”
Sunday school bulletin board set also has an activity guide for teachers.
Jesus Fisher of Men Bulletin Board Poster
When Jesus called His first disciples is the focus of this bulletin board. Christian poster depicts Jesus calling to 4 men on a fishing boat and also printed with the matching Bible verse which reads: Follow Me. And I will make you fisher’s of men.
Fisher of Men Puzzles & Toys
Jesus the Fisherman Puzzle
100-piece puzzle with a beautiful graphic of Jesus and the Fisherman.
12 Plush Religious Fish
Adorable set of 12 Christian fish stuffed toys each printed with this quote: F.I.S.H, which means, First I Seek Him
Jesus Foam Footballs
Religious foam footballs come in a set of 12 in bright colors and also printed with a Jesus fish symbol.