November 27, 2017

NT 15 Jesus Feeds the 500

Reference: Mark 6:30-44, John 6:1-15

Story Summary:
     Jesus and his disciples had been so busy teaching the crowds that they hadn’t had a chance to eat. So they went by boat to a quiet place. But the crowd found out about where they were going and raced there ahead of them.
     By that time, it was very late in the day. Jesus’ disciples told him to send the crowd away to find something to eat. But Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” The disciples replied, “It’d take eight months of pay to buy food for all these people!” Jesus sent them out to find out how much food was in the crowd. When they came back, Andrew the disciple told Jesus they had found five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus then had the crowd sit in groups of 50s and 100s.
     Jesus thanked God for the food, broke it into pieces, and gave it to the disciples. They passed the food out to the crowd, but it never ran out like it was supposed to! Jesus made the bread and fish multiply. The disciples fed over 5,000 people using just five loaves of bread and two fish. Everyone ate and was full and in the end, there were twelve baskets of food leftover.

Big Idea and Motions: Jesus’ miracles show us he’s God’s Son.
Jesus’ - form a cross with your forearms
Miracles - hold your hands above your head and wiggle them in celebration
Show - pretend to look through binoculars
God’s - point up
Son - pretend to cradle a baby

Verse and Motions: John 20:31, ESV - But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God...
Written - pretend to write on one of your palms
You - point to another person
Believe - pretend to grab a rope in front of you like it’s a rescue line
Jesus - form a cross with your forearms
Son - pretend to cradle a baby
God - point up
*This is the ASL sign for faith/trust. Follow this link to watch a video:

Questions to Ask Throughout the Week
After they sailed on the boat, who met Jesus and the disciples? // A big crowd
How many men were in the crowd? // 5,000 men, plus women and children
What did Jesus tell his disciples to do? // Give food to the crowd
How long did Philip say they’d have to work to pay for all the food? // It’d take eight months pay to buy food
How much food did Andrew say they found? // Five loaves of bread and two fish
What did Jesus do with the food before he gave it to the disciples? // Broke it and thanked God for it
What happened to the bread/fish in the disciples’ baskets as they passed it out? // It kept multiplying
How did the people feel after they ate? // They were full
How many baskets of leftovers did they collect? // 12
What does the miracle of feeding the 5000 tell us about Jesus? // He’s God

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