BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 5958

The twelve apostles

The twelve apostles
Key Info
  • The twelve apostles
  • Duration: 02:15
  • An animated story about Jesus choosing the first apostles. Jesus asks Peter and Andrew, two fishermen, to take him away from the shore in their boat so he can speak to the crowd that had gathered. He then asks them to take the boat further out and to drop their nets. After a day without luck, Peter and Andrew are certain they won't catch anything but do as Jesus asks. They then find their nets bulging with so many fish they can hardly bring them aboard. The fishermen insist Jesus is 'too good for them' but Jesus then asks the fisherman to follow him.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    Christianity: The Bible

  • Keywords: Jesus, apostles, Peter, Andrew, fishermen, followers
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used as a stimulus for discussion about why Jesus chose fishermen to be his first followers, rather than people who were seen to have more important jobs.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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