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Signs of the Savior: The Sign of Sufficiency

Signs of the Savior: The Sign of Sufficiency

"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus."

Younger Set:

1. On a whiteboard or poster board draw ahead of time a large empty treasure chest, and collect some crayons or markers.

2.Read together with adults the John passage.

3. Ask the children to gather around the board, or come up a couple at a time, and draw pictures of needs that God has met for them.

4. Appropriate to ages, adults guide children in thinking through natural (air/gravity/sun, etc.), physical (food/healing/homes, etc.), relational (parents/pastors/police, etc.), and especially SPIRITUAL (Holy Spirit/WORD/power of prayer/etc.).

5. Adults and children pray together thanking God for ALL His power and provisions!

Points to Ponder – Have you ever experienced times in your life when you felt inadequate to handle a situation? Have you ever felt inadequate to meet the needs of another person? How has the Lord worked to “test” your faith in His sufficiency to meet your needs or the needs of others? What are some current needs of yourself or another? How can the Lord use you, and your Connection Group, to help others trust the Lord to sufficiently meet their needs?

READ John 6:1-15 NIV

1Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4 The Jewish Passover Festival was near.
5 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?” 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7 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!" 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
10 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). 11 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. 12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

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