Jesus feeds the multitude (John 6:1-15)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: The life and ministry of Christ is sufficient to feed all.
In our bible story we learned:
1. Crowds gathered to see Jesus’ miracles.
2. Jesus revealed his creation power.
3. The crowd sought to appoint Jesus King.
Where is the Gospel?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
In John 6:35 Jesus said, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” Jesus’ providing food for the five thousand is a picture of a greater salvation he would bring. He is not just the multiplier of the fish and the loaves. He himself is the Bread of Life. John 6:40 continues, “For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
The disciples, with but a few loaves and fish, could not feed the thousands gathered. What an apt picture of our inability to save ourselves. But if we turn to Jesus, he has the power to supply what we need. Just as Jesus multiplied the fish and the loaves to feed the multitude, so today he offers us himself.
Family Discipleship - "Minutes" in the Home
Continuing on in the New Testament, we are on week 21 which starts on page 149 in the Old Story New devotional.
Pray about it! Make a list of some of the miracles Jesus did and then priase him for each one and how it showed to everyone that he was the Son of God.