Twelve Baskets Full
Opening Prayer : Let us ask our Lord of Life to help us understand the treasures of truth found in His Word as we read and learn about the miracles Jesus performed.
Today's Focus Verse : Matthew 14: 20 And they did all eat, and were filled:
and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
Suggested Bible Reading:
10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. 11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing. 12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place. 13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people. 14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company. 15 And they did so, and made them all sit down. 16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
Tell the children to listen very carefully to the statements you are about to read and then ask them to answer out loud which ones are true or false .
True or False:
1. No one needed healing . (f) (vs. 11)
2. A very small group of people were made to sit down . (f) (vs. 14)
3. Jesus took 2 loaves and 4 fishes . (f) (vs 15)
4. Jesus looked up to heaven . T (vs. 16 )
5. All were filled from eating . T ( vs. 17 )
6. Jesus performed miracles . T (vs. 11 -healing
and vs.16-17 the feeding of 5000. )
Questions to answer and think upon :
1. Was the crowd too large for Jesus to feed ?
2. Did he send anyone away ?
3. Did the disciples listen to Jesus ?
4. Do you listen to the words of Jesus ?
5. Do you remember what Jesus spoke about to the crowd ?
Read again verse 11 to the children:
11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
6. Fill in the blanks to today's memory verse:
Matthew 14: 20 And they did all ____, and were filled:
and they took up of the fragments that remained ______ baskets full.
7. What is a miracle ?
8. Can you name any other miracles that Jesus had done as written of in The Bible ?
COME AND DINE
Jesus has a table spread
Where the saints of God are fed,
He invites His chosen people, “Come and dine”;
With His manna He doth feed
And supplies our every need:
O ’tis sweet to sup with Jesus all the time!
“Come and dine,” the Master calleth, “Come and dine”;
You may feast at Jesus’ table all the time;
He Who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine,
To the hungry calleth now, “Come and dine.”
The disciples came to land,
Thus obeying Christ’s command,
For the Master called unto them, “Come and dine”;
There they found their heart’s desire,
Bread and fish upon the fire;
Thus He satisfies the hungry every time.
Close In Prayer.