Yesterday we established that God sent us Jesus as the light of the world because He loves us. Today we expanded on that. We studied John 6:1-14, 35-40 which says that Jesus is the bread of life. After teaching over 5,000 people, Jesus took only a few loaves of bread and some fish. By the power of God, He used that small meal to feed everyone (all 5,000+ people)!
- Jesus wants to satisfy our needs.
- Jesus is the bread of life.
Here are some discussion questions to start the conversation.
What was your favorite activity today?
What was today’s memory verse?
“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” John 6:35
What was the Bible story you talked about today?
Jesus feeding the 5,000.
What did you learn about Jesus from this story?
That He loves us. He wants us to come to Him.
Who did Jesus say He was after He fed the 5,000?
I am the bread of life. We can come to Him. If we believe in Him we will be satisfied.
What are you going to do differently now that you know how much Jesus wants you to come to Him?
Sometime after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. The Jewish Passover Festival was near.
When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still, you do not believe. All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”