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Youth Sermon
 - Multiplied

 sermon for Jesus
feeding the 5000.

Description of the Children’s
Sermon Idea
Jesus took a small boys lunch and
fed a BIG crowd of 5000 people.
Jesus can take whatever we give
him, even if it is small, and make a
BIG difference in the lives of others.

Scripture Text for the Children’s
Matthew 14:13-21; 26:26-30

Materials for the Children’s
• A large deep basket, filled with
    loose cloth/ towels. A picnic
    basket with a cover flap on
    each side is ideal. You can put
    the small item in one side and
    open the other side to remove
    the larger items. (A large box
    could also be used) Make sure
    your basket or container is
    large enough to hold items use
    you choose for this activity, yet
    hide them from view.

•   Locate several objects of which
    you can find both a small and
    large size examples that look
    alike (such as a small spoon and
    a matching large one). If your
    class is small, you might
    consider collected one object
    for each student. Possibilities
    are: spoon, fork, plate, knife,
    napkins, bags of potato chips,
    cups, salt and pepper placed in
    different size ziplock bags, etc.
    Only be sure that they look

    Food related items might be best
    in theme with a picnic idea, but
    you can also use paper clips,
    screw drivers, etc. Include among
    the items a small bread roll and a
    similar shaped large loaf bread. As
    well as 2 small fish and 2 large fish
•   50 of any object – marbles work

The Children’s Sermon Message –
What to do and say:

• If you have chosen an object for
  each child, allow each to choose
  one object as they enter the
• “In today’s lesson, Jesus went on
  a picnic. While on the picnic he
  did something very special. He
  took a boys lunch, and multiplied
  it to feed 5000 people. Let me
  show you an example of what
  Jesus did.”
• “I’ll take this small spoon and put
  it in this basket.” [Wait a few
  seconds then take out the large

• “Here’s a small bag of chips.” [Place
  it in the basket and pull out a large
  bag of chips.]
• “One boy brought Jesus his lunch.
  And Jesus made his little lunch so
  big that 5000 people could eat and
  there were still leftovers. [Put in the
  small bread loaf and take out the
  Big loaf. Give everyone a slice of
  bread. Then put in the two small
  fish and take out the two large fish.“
• "But Jesus didn't just feed a small
  class of students... and the little
  boys lunch didn't just become a
  little bigger. The little boy's lunch
  fed 5000 people! 5000 is a lot of
  people. [Show them the large loaf
  and 2 fishes...]

• Pull out the small loaf and the
  two small fishes again and ask,
  “How many people do you think
  this could feed?”
• “Probably not very many.. And
  these were people of all ages…
  Moms and Dads too!”
• [Show them the 50 objects... in a
  basket... then help them image
  what 100 of them would look
  like.. (would they cover the
  whole floor of the room?]
• “Jesus fed 5000. Jesus can take
  anything you give to him and do
  big things with it!”

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