Approach: With drama and expression, the teacher reads two passages to help the student see the important details about the calling of Jesus' first disciples.

Hermeneutic objective: Careful observation of important characters like John the Baptist provide a context and understanding to other passages.

Theological objective: John the Baptist recognized that that Jesus was the Son of God, because he saw the Holy Spirit come upon Jesus and heard God identify Him as His Son. Through the witness of John the Baptist and communicated through his brother Andrew, Simon Peter learns that Jesus is the Messiah (John 1:29-42). By observing Simon Peter, a disciple of Jesus Christ is one who listens and obeys Him.