David C Cook COVID-19 Response


Called to Follow

Lesson 6 


Winter 2020-21


By: RLD Editorial Team 


January 10, 2021

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Lesson Focus:

Participate in Jesus’ mission.

Bible Basis:

Luke 5:1-11

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Called to Follow

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Music Video, Traditional: “Down in the River”
Music Video, Multicultural: “History” by Alton Eugene and Maverick City Music
Music Video, Contemporary: “History” by Alton Eugene and Maverick City Music
Ellicott’s Commentary on Luke 5
Barclay’s Commentary on Luke 5
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Luke 5

Memory Verse:

10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.
Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.”
—Luke 5:10b

Step 1

Materials Needed:

  • None

In 2014, Chiney Ogwumike was chosen #1 in the WNBA draft. She played in the US and also in Italy in China. As a basketball player, she used her platform for “uplifting and amplifying women in particular.” But major injuries—knee and Achilles tendon—forced her out of professional sports. She changed careers when she had the opportunity to work for ESPN. For her, broadcasting is a place “where my perspective can matter and [I can] also create other opportunities for other people that look like me.”

When Peter saw Jesus provide the miraculous catch of fish, he knew his life would be forever changed. He fell to his knees, as Isaiah had done long before, in the presence of Almighty God. Jesus raised him up and gave him a new career—no longer as a fisherman but as a fisher-of-men. He joined Jesus’ mission to bring salvation to the world.


  • What’s the most radical career change you’ve ever heard of anyone making?
  • How has your life’s path been influenced by your faith in the Lord?
  • In what ways do people change when they encounter God through faith in Christ?

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Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

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