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19 Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people. 20 They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers
God is powerful and His biggest display of power was what He did for us in sending Jesus to the world.
Jesus Feeds Five Thousand (Matthew 14:13-21). Read the story together as a family.
What miracles did Jesus do in these verses? If you were one of the 5,000, how would you react to Jesus’ miracle? Does Jesus still help people now?
Talk with your family or draw a picture of a time where you learned something new about Jesus and how that helped you. If you have asked Jesus to be your Forever Friend (asked him to be the leader of your life or said the ABC prayer), talk with your family about that time.
As a family, memorize this month’s Memory Verse (the motions used in CedarVille are printed in the parentheses):
Romans 15:4 – (hold hand flat and pretend to write on it with other hand) Such things were written (close flat hands together and open them like a book) in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. (close flat hands together and open them like a book) And the Scriptures (one thumb up for hope, and other thumb for encouragement) give us hope and encouragement (sign promise – start with pointer finger to lips and push out to a flat hand) as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.
*Have your child memorize this verse and recite it to the room teacher for a prize.