Beginning Prayer :
Start with a prayer of thanks and praise
to the Lord for having another day and
opportunity to spend time In His Word
and for the time to reflect upon all the blessings God has placed in our lives.
Recommended Bible Reading :
John 6:11-14 The Feeding of the Five Thousand
** Let the children know beforehand that this passage of John provides us details to the lesson of the Feeding of the Five Thousand. The lesson for today is going to focus on an action that Jesus did and one that we are to do as well. This is an important parable filled with many spiritual lessons and it is always good to read and study it often. There will be four discussion questions at the end of the reading .
1. Have you ever heard of the word miracle before ?
2. What miracle was performed in this parable and
who performed it ?
3. What did Jesus do before the food was served ? vs. 11
4. Is there anything you can mention right now that you can give thanks to the Lord for?
Take turns naming out loud what they are.
Memory Verse for Today:
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will
of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Follow Up Activity-Making Thank You Cards
Suggested Materials - Paper / Construction Paper - pencil , crayons,
Begin this activity with a prayer to Jesus who taught us the importance of giving thanks to God for all the blessings He provides to us.
Have the children make a thank you card to anyone
of their choosing.Ask them to also express in the card
how thankful they are to God for that person being in their life.
This person can be a parent, relative , friend , teacher , sister , brother, etc. They are to present this card to the person this week or mail it to them if they are not close by.
Today's Devotional Poem .
Through time and seasons
There are countless reasons
Why joy and peace rest
Each day is a gift God provides
Where spirited songs of the heart
Celebrate the blessings of life,
Friends and love-
Thank you, Jesus
For cleansing me
Giving me faith
To finally see…
How your love and
Set me free.
Thank you, Jesus
For your blood and tears,
For guiding me throughout
The years with your
Julie Pisacane © 2007
Closing Prayer : Close with a prayer asking for God's blessing to be upon the group and for having this time to learn how we can give thanks to God every day