The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach our family That Jesus fed more than 5000 people with a few loaves and fish. Jesus is God and so he can do things other people cannot do.
Learn the Memory Verse together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.
Use this exercise to begin Family Worship Night and have fun!
Have Children pick a game or puzzle for your family to do together! Have fun while discussing each person’s day.
- What made them happy?
- What made them sad?
- What is something they were great at?
- What was something they could’ve done better?
STEP 2. WORSHIP!
- Sing and have fun while worshiping then pray. Take a moment here to thank God for your family and your time together!!
Read Pages 244-249 in the Jesus Storybook Bible
STEP 4. DISCUSSION!
Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story.
- Ask: “Why is Jesus able to feed all those people with such a small amount of food? Correct, because he is God. The disciples have seen Jesus raise the dead, heal the sick, calm a storm, and now they see him feed more than 5,000 people with a packed lunch.
- “If you wanted to share your lunch at school, how many people might get a bite?”
- “Could everyone in your class eat and get full if you were to share your lunch?”
- Say: “You’re right, we couldn’t possibly feed all those people with such a small amount of food, but in our story Jesus did. We read in the Bible that ‘The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.’”
- Ask: “What should the disciples know about who Jesus is after all they have seen?”
- Say: “What the disciples do not yet understand is that Jesus is perfect and powerful in every way. He has power over sickness, over death, over nature, and he can feed more than 5,000 people with a few loaves and fish.”
- Say: “Jesus is God and so he can do things other people cannot do. He can take nothing and make it everything. That is who he is.”
STEP 5. Pray!
- Pray aloud, thanking God that he is powerful and that he is able to take nothing and make it everything.
- Ask the children to think of something to praise or thank God for in prayer. They can start their prayers with: “God, we praise you that . . .”