The work focuses on how Jesus called his disciples. It moves on to see how they
are anointed by the Holy Spirit and called to go out into the world to make disciples.
It ends with the challenge for us as to how we should be disciples for Jesus in a
broken and hurting world. The drama is set in Galilee using the Bible stories and
is anchored around the family of Zebedee and his wife.
The proposed structure has parts for three men and five women who sing solos. There
are narrators - up to three. Songs are written for a children’s choir and an adult
choir (4 part harmony).
Adaptation to resources available is always possible.
‘Calling Disciples’ - the musical
Songs and Bible verses
1 Fishing in Galilee (verse 1 & 2)
2 Clearing the way
Lk 3:15-20, Jn 1:29-34, Mt 3: 13-17, Mk 1:9-11
4 John Baptises Jesus
5 Andrew's song
6 Fishing in Galilee (verse 3 & 4)
7 Fishermen short chorus
8 Lament Zebedee's wife
Mt 4:18-21, Lk 5:1-11, Mk 1:14-20
9 Nathaniel under the fig tree
10 The Lord reigns
11 Calling of Levi
Lk 5:27-32, Mt 9:9-13
12 Choosing the twelve
Lk 6:12-16, Mk 3:13-19, Mt 10:1-4
13 The joy of serving
14 Training on the job
Mt 10, Lk 9:1-6
15 Lament to understanding
16 Camino - Walk along
17 Flames of fire
18 Ask, Seek, Knock
1 Jn 5:6-12, 1 Pet 2:5,9, 1 Pet 4:7-11, 2 Pet 3:3-9
My prayer is that this musical will draw you closer to Christ and strengthen your
call to follow Him, so that you go out to tell others and show His wonderful love
for all, whatever their background and whatever their past misdeeds. May you use
and adapt the musical for church, youth and children groups.
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through
us.” 2 Corinthians 5:20