Sunday, August 27, 2017

27 August 2017

Toddler Class

Coach Arlene & Coach Tirza
Asst. 1 : Tesa
Asst. 2 : Ruth

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Theresia
(Asst. Angelina)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Lusiana



Get ready 5 slips of paper and write/draw (big enough for the class to see):

·         a type of food

·         a glass of water

·         a T-shirt

·         Bible

·         a pack of tissues.

Explain that these items represent our needs: food, water, clothes, God’s word and comfort when we are sad (when we cry, people offer us tissues to wipe our eyes and nose).

Ask for a volunteer to pick one piece of paper and not show it to the class. Now ask the class to guess which one he/she picked. Then show it to the class. Repeat this.

Even though our friends may not know what we need, God always knows our needs.

STORY : JESUS FEEDS THE 5000 (Mark 6 : 30-44)

Last week, we learnt about how Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead. Today we will hear about how Jesus fed a lot, a lot of people.

Jesus and his disciples were in a very busy place. There were so many people that he and his disciples did not even have time to eat. He said to them, “Come with me. We will go to a quiet place to be alone and get some rest.”

So Jesus and his disciples in a boat to a place where no one lived. But many people saw them leave and recognized them. So people from every town ran to the place where they were going and got there before Jesus. As Jesus stepped out of the boat, he saw a large crowd waiting. He felt sorry (had compassion) for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd to care for them. So he taught the people many things.

It was now very late in the day. Jesus’ disciples came to him and said, “No one lives around here, and it is already very late. So send the people away. They need to go to the farms and towns around here to buy some food to eat.”

But Jesus answered, “You give them some food to eat.”

They said to Jesus, “We can’t buy enough bread to feed all these people. We would all have to work a month to earn enough to buy that much bread!”

Jesus asked them, “How many loaves of bread do you have now? Go and see.”

They counted their loaves of bread. They came to Jesus and said, “We have five loaves of bread and two fish.”

Then Jesus said to them, “Tell everyone to sit in groups on the grass.” So all the people sat in groups.

There were about 50 or 100 people in each group.

Jesus took the five loaves and two fish. He looked up to the sky and thanked God for the food. Then he broke the bread into pieces, which he gave to his disciples to distribute to the people. Then he divided the two fish among everyone there.

They all ate until they were full. After they finished eating, the disciples filled twelve baskets with the pieces of bread and fish that were left. There were about 5000 men there who ate.

Jesus performed a miracle! It was not possible to feed 5000 men with the food prepared for one boy. From five loaves and two fish, Jesus provided enough food for 5000 men. Do you know there were women and children there. If they were counted as well, Jesus fed more than 5000 people and there were 12 baskets of leftovers!


What does it mean for us?

Jesus is our provider

Jesus knows what we need. Even though the people didn’t ask, Jesus saw that the people needed God’s word so He taught them many things. When it was getting late and the people were hungry, instead of sending them off to buy their own food, He provided food for all of them and everyone ate until they were full.

No one asked or expected him to provided food for them. The Bible says in Matthew 6:8 “….your Father knows what you need before you ask him”.

Jesus provides more than enough

Even with more than 5000 people, Jesus provided so much food that there were 12 baskets of leftovers. Remember that we have a loving, generous Father who hears our prayers and he can do much, much more than anything we can ask or think of. (Ephesians 3:20)


Jesus is our bread, our provision

God knows that all of us need food, water and clothing. But most of all, God knew that we needed a Savior.

God provided Jesus to die for us on the cross so that we can have life to the full, a good life. In John 6:35, Jesus said “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty”. Whoever who put his trust in Jesus has all that he needs because he has Jesus. Psalm 23:1 “The LORD is my shepherd. I have everything I need”.


Ask the children whether there are any of them who hasn’t accepted Jesus yet and invite them to accept Jesus as their Savior. If any, pray with them to receive Jesus.



Get the kids into small groups. Ask them to share their needs and pray with them, reminding that God is able to provide for their needs.


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