Preschool Bible Devotion about Jesus’ Disciple: James the Lesser

Jesus had friends called Disciples that helped spread the Word of God.

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Lesson Learned

God knows everything we do, even if others don’t.

Materials Needed

  • none

Bible Verses

Matthew 10:1-4 and Mark 10:29-31

Talking Points 

We’ve been learning all about Jesus’ friends, His disciples, and reading about them in the Bible.  There are some Disciples that we know a lot about.  There are others that hardly have anything written about them.  Just because there isn’t much written about them, doesn’t mean they weren’t important to God.  James left everything he had behind to follow Jesus, his family, his homes, and his job.  People may not know what James did but God does and he will be rewarded for it in Heaven.


  • How many Disciples can you name?
  • What kinds of things do you think Jesus’ friends did?
  • Do you think they liked learning from Jesus? Why?


Teach your child this song (from DLKT’s website)
Tune of “Jesus Loves Me”

Jesus called them one by one,
Peter, Andrew, James and John,
Next, came Philip, Thomas too,
Matthew and Bartholomew.

Yes, Jesus called them,
Yes, Jesus called them,
Yes, Jesus called them,
He called them one by one.

James the one they called the less,
Simon, also Thaddeus,
Twelfth apostle Judas made,
Jesus was by him betrayed.

Repeat Chorus.
Matthias then took Judas’ place,
To preach to men of every race,
Paul three preaching trips did make,
And went to Rome for Jesus’ sake.


Holy Lord and God, You came to save us and You sent Your Son to show us the way.  Help us to believe! Amen!

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Why do Bible Lessons with Preschoolers?

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

God’s words are powerful. His message is life giving. Even the youngest child can be taught that God is the maker of all things and that He loves them. As your kids grow, you can share the awesome stories of God’s miracles like Jesus Feeding the 5,000 and Jesus Walking on Water.

My word that goes out from my mouth.  It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent. Isaiah 55:11

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