For Parents To Teach To Their Children
“The Appearance to the Seven Disciples.
“Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias.
He revealed himself in this way.
Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus,
Nathanael from Cana in Galilee,
Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples.
Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.”
They said to him, “We also will come with you.”
So they went out and got into the boat,
but that night they caught nothing.
When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore;
but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?”
They answered him, “No.”
So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat
and you will find something.”
So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in
because of the number of fish.
So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.”
When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord,
he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad,
and jumped into the sea.
The other disciples came in the boat,
for they were not far from shore, only about a hundred yards,
dragging the net with the fish.
When they climbed out on shore,
they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread.
Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.”
So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore
full of one hundred fifty-three large fish.
Even though there were so many, the net was not torn.
Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.”
And none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?”
because they realized it was the Lord.
Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them,
and in like manner the fish.
This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to his disciples
after being raised from the dead.
Our Art Gallery
“This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to his disciples after being raised from the dead.”
I use square watercolor paper 12″ by 12″ primarily because it fits the format for Instagram. However, you and your children can use any type of paper, even uncoated (not plastic) paper plates or used packing material. They can be excellent for art projects. I use a big lid for my frying pan to use as a template for making a great circle. Then I use watercolor pencils to sketch out my drawing. I knew I had some screen material and lo and behold–I found it! I used the screen to make a simple net for the fisherman. I cut it out. Smeared it with acrylic paint and pressed it onto the boat. Then I peeled it off and it. It worked! The fabulous fish were cut out from another project I had made for “Loaves and Fishes.” I used some silver-colored bubble wrap to make the fish, that was packing material from a delivery I received. First, I painted the bubble wrap. Then, I used a Sharpie on the back of the material to outline the fish. My last step was to cut them out and glue them to the watercolor painting. I added the final touch: I blended all the harsh lines in my painting of the Sea of Galilee.
Our Art Project–Make a Fish
You can make any type of fish you’d like. Did you know that the symbol of the fish was the way the Early Christians communicated in secret so they would not be arrested or even killed. It lasted over 300 years before Christians were allowed to worship God in freedom.
Here are a several samples: