Guardians Of Ancora Bible Plan: Jesus And The Fishermen

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

WELCOME TO THESE DEVOTIONS AND TO GUARDIANS OF ANCORA!

A GOOD CATCH

Slippery customers, fish. They’re scaly and slimy, and they smell. You’ve got to like them if you work with them. Who’d be a fisherman?

Fishermen in Bible times had a hard life (although it’s not easy nowadays, either.) Water is unpredictable, boats are vulnerable and a catch cannot be guaranteed. Sometimes fishermen could watch their nets all night and return with nothing, and as for the weather...

So what was it that Jesus saw in these hard-working, rough and ready men? Great potential. When Jesus called them to be his followers, they turned out to be honest, loyal and brave. They were a good catch.

Jesus invites you to follow him too, just as he invited those men. Are you ready? If you are responding to Jesus for the first time, go for it! He promises to be with you and help you – forever. If you are already following Jesus, hang in there! It was never going to be easy, but it’s the very best decision to make – forever.

TALKABOUT

What big thought are you going to keep thinking about after hearing this Bible story?

TALKING WITH GOD TOGETHER

Say this prayer, leaving enough time to do the actions.

Jesus is before us, preparing the way. (Both hands pointing forwards.)

Jesus is behind us, helping us, come what may. (Hands behind you.)

Jesus is beside us: he's here with us today. (Hands by your sides.)

Jesus is always with us, every hour of every day. (Hug yourself.)

PLAYING GUARDIANS OF ANCORA?

Visit your usual app store and search for ‘Guardians of Ancora’. Install and open the free app. Then choose your game character. You can set up individual player accounts on the same device and each have your own character.

Visit the Training Room to learn about how to play and to meet Fabula, the chief storyteller of Ancora, who will join you on your adventures.

Are you ready to visit the Spire District and play a Bible Quest? Tap on the ‘game-controller’ button to open a carousel of Quests: scroll to ‘Jesus and the Fishermen’ and touch to play the first chapter.

You’ll find yourself in Capernaum, a town by Lake Galilee, in the first century AD. The shoreline is where all the action is, so you’ll need to find your way there.