|Wednesday:||Feeding the Big Crowd|
|Story Passages:||Matthew 14:13-21, John 6:1-15|
|Objective:||Jesus is God|
Introduction: It's Getting Late
Jesus had been healing sick people all day. There was a very big crowd of people around him. They were way out in the country, far away from town. Jesus' disciples came to him and said,
It's getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to a town and buy some food.
Story: Feeding the 5000
They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.Andrew said,
There is a boy here who has a lunch of five small loaves of bread and two small fish. But that is all we have. How can it feed so many people?
Bring it to me,Jesus said,
and have all the people sit down on the grass.So they did.
Then Jesus took the 5 little loaves of bread and the two little fish in his hands, and looking up toward heaven, he thanked God for the food. Then He broke the loaves and fish into pieces and gave it to the disciples and had them pass it out to all the people. (He was making more as he broke it. Can you do that?) Everyone ate until they were full.
Then Jesus had the disciples take baskets around to pick up any left-overs. Jesus said they should not waste any of the food. Can you guess how much was left? Twelve big baskets full. And they had started with just one little boy's lunch.
We know from this lesson that Jesus cared about people. He did not want them to be hungry. But most important, we learn that Jesus could do things that nobody else could do because he is God. We call it a miracle. That means, only God can do it.
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