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12 Friends: A Song That Teaches the Names of the Twelve Disciples March 17 2018, 0 Comments

Here is a Bible literacy song to help you learn the names of all 12 disciples. It's a great twelve disciples song!

In my mind there is no better way to memorize a list of names than by putting it to music. The names of the 12 disciples is a perfect example of a list that you and your children can learn with a fun catchy Bible song for kids. I have recently written and produced a Bible song called: 12 Friends.

 

Click HERE for a sample to the song.

Click HERE to purchase the song as a single.

This twelve disciples song is a sweet Bible literacy song that gives details about each of Jesus' friends. Except for Peter, Andrew, James, John and Matthew, the Bible does not give us too many details about these dear friends of our Lord. This Bible song gives one or more details about the disciple to help you and your child learn their name.

12 Friends: The Twelve Disciples Song

Here are the lyrics to the twelve disciples song:

Jesus had 12 friends, it is true

And their names should be important to you

I'll give you a clue. You'll have to figure out

Which one of Jesus' friends I am talking about

12 friends, 12 friends

Jesus had 12 Disciple friends

12 friends, 12 friends

Let's learn all 12 before our time ends

This friend of Jesus had a fishing boat

He liked to fish all day and in his boat would float

This man's friendship with Jesus was sweet

And one day Jesus would even wash his feet

Now tick tock, tick tock before the clock stops

Who is this friend of Jesus? Tick, tock, tick, tock stop!

Did you say Peter?

Then you are right!

This friend of Jesus also fished with nets

He was Peter's brother - it's how they met

But Jesus told his fishing friend

That he was gonna make him a fisher of men

Now tick tock, tick tock before the clock stops

Who is this friend of Jesus? Tick, tock, tick, tock stop!

Did you say Andrew?

Then you are right!

This next man was Jesus' most loved friend

Jesus asked him to care for his mom to the end

He wrote a book in the Bible all about God's great love

He taught that true love comes from God above

Now tick tock, tick tock before the clock stops

Who is this friend of Jesus? Tick, tock, tick, tock stop!

Did you say John?

Then you are right!

This friend of Jesus was John's brother

Jesus called these brothers the Sons of Thunder

He was one of Jesus' 3 closest friends

He was the first of the 12 to die for Jesus a sad end

Now tick tock, tick tock before the clock stops

Who is this friend of Jesus? Tick, tock, tick, tock stop!

Did you say James?

Then you are right!

This friend of Jesus was the son of Alpheus

We know that Jesus loved him very much

He shares the same name as John's great brother

Some people call him "less" than the other

Now tick tock, tick tock before the clock stops

Who is this friend of Jesus? Tick, tock, tick, tock stop!

 

Then you are right!

Jesus said to this friend, "Follow Me!"

This man followed Jesus and did agree

That he had friend the one that Moses wrote about

He told his friend Bartholomew he had no doubt

Now tick tock, tick tock before the clock stops

Who is this friend of Jesus? Tick, tock, tick, tock stop!

Did you say Phillip?

Then you are right!

Jesus' friend Philip told this man, "Come and see."

I've found the true Messiah, "Come with me."

When Jesus saw this man walking his way

This man believed in Jesus that very day

Now tick tock, tick tock before the clock stops

Who is this friend of Jesus? Tick, tock, tick, tock stop!

Did you say Bartholomew?

Then you are right!

This friend had some doubts when Jesus died

Hi eleven friends said, "Jesus is alive!"

This mand had to see the truth till then he would grieve

So Jesus showed his wounds to him and then be believed

Now tick tock, tick tock before the clock stops

Who is this friend of Jesus? Tick, tock, tick, tock stop!

Did you say Thomas?

Then you are right!

This friend of Jesus had more than one name

His other name was Judas, but not the one who betrayed

Our Lord for only 30 silver pieces. Oh how sad.

This man stayed faithful to God which made him glad

Now tick tock, tick tock before the clock stops

Who is this friend of Jesus? Tick, tock, tick, tock stop!

Did you say Thaddeus?

Then you are right!

This friend of Jesus was a zealous man

This meant he had great passion and with Jesus would stand

I'm sure he followed Jesus all of his days

He reminds us to be zealous too, come what may

Now tick tock, tick tock before the clock stops

Who is this friend of Jesus? Tick, tock, tick, tock stop!

Did you say Simon?

Then you are right!

The last friend of Jesus had a very sad end

He betrayed Jesus and was no longer his friend

For only 30 silver coins he turned our Lord in

This man died a death covered in his sin

Now tick tock, tick tock before the clock stops

Who is this friend of Jesus? Tick, tock, tick, tock stop!

Did you say Judas?

Then you are right!

Song by Kathy Vincent, All Rights Reserved

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A Song that Teaches the Names of the 12 Disciples May 06 2014, 0 Comments

Friendship was very important to Jesus. And if friends were important to Jesus, they should be important to us.

The Bible teaches that Jesus had 12 close friends and that they were His disciples or students. He was their Master teacher.

Do you think Jesus knew the names of all 12 friends? Of course He did and so should we. It's never to late or early to memorize the names of the 12 disciples. 

One of the greatest ways to learn a list of any kind is to put that list to music. I have written a fun little song that teaches the names of the 12 disciples. Use it for yourself or use it to teach your children.

Along with learning the names of Jesus' 12 disciples, you will also learn a couple of important details about each man. For example, you will learn that Peter had a fishing boat and that one day Peter would actually wash the feet of Jesus.

Or you will learn that Matthew was a tax collector and that Thomas doubted that Jesus came back to life.

Knowing the names of the 12 disciples and a few tidbits about them will help you and your children grow in your biblical literacy. Knowing God's Word, the Bible, should be the goal of every Christian. When we take time to learn about our Lord and His Word, we will grow in our own friendship with Him. And of course, He already knows your name!

Click HERE to learn more about this fun song that teaches the names of the 12 disciples: 12 Friends.

Want a fun game to help your preschoolers learn the names of the disciples, then go to the following link for my game called: 12 Disciples Pop Up.

Want a fun game to help your elementary children learn the names of the disciples, then go to the following link for my game called: 

Name That Disciple.