We'd love for you to use this short devotional to review this week's story with your kids.
Background: Jesus had begun his ministry. Jesus had to withdraw to a desolate place, he was mourning the lose of John the Baptist. The crowds had heard about the miracles the Jesus was performing and the came looking for Jesus. The disciples thought it would be a good idea to send the people away to get food on their own. Jesus told the disciple to feed the people. There was only five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus looked up to heaven blessed the food and fed five thousand people. After everything were twelve baskets full of broken pieces leftover.
Opening/Ice Breaker: Have you ever had to make dinner or help make dinner? Was it hard? How many people did you cook for? Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.
Read Matthew 14:13-21
- Who was a part of this week’s story?
- What did the disciples want the crowd to do?
- How many loaves of bread and fish did Jesus bless?
- Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.
God we thank you for your son Jesus. We thank you for his ministry on earth. We thank you for loving us enough to send your son to die for our sins. Amen.
REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.
Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.
Memory Verse: But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 23 - Session 2