YEAH! Church - 19 July 2020
Through the Bible in 2020
The Bible tells us that Jesus did many miracles to prove that He was the Messiah, the very Son of God. Today we’re going to talk about a couple of stories involving how Jesus did a miracle at a wedding and how another resulted in a huge picnic!
Today’s Lesson: Jesus’ Miracles Provided for People’s Needs
Jesus turns water into wine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7plJa_qnVug
Jesus feeds 5,000 with five loaves and two fish - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6rj9cAJrWE
John 2:1-12 - Jesus did many miracles when He lived on earth, but His first was at a wedding feast–Jesus turned water into wine! When He went to the wedding He hadn’t been planning on doing any miracles, but when the hosts of the party ran out of wine, Mary (Jesus’ mother) really wanted to help them out. Running out of wine at a wedding was really embarrassing! Mary told Jesus, but He said, “Dear woman, that's not our problem,' Jesus replied. 'My time has not yet come’” (2:4). You see, He had not done any of His miracles yet. But Mary instructed the servants to follow His directions. He told them to fill some jars nearby with water, then take some of it to be tasted by the Master of Ceremonies (the guy in charge of checking the wine before it was served to the other guests). And guess what? He thought it was the best wine he had ever tasted!
Matthew 14:13-21 - On another occasion, a picnic broke out. A very large crowd had come to hear Jesus teach, but it was in the middle of the countryside–there were no stores or markets around to buy food. After they had been there all day, Jesus felt sorry for the crowd and wanted to provide them with some food to eat. A small boy had a lunch of five loaves and two fish that he was willing to share with Jesus. Everyone was instructed to sit down for supper, Jesus prayed over the food and then the disciples began handing it out–but it didn’t run out. Everyone ate as much as they wanted and when it was time for the clean-up, they gathered twelve baskets of leftovers. That’s a lot of leftovers.
Jesus performed these miracles because He cared about people and wanted to help them. He still cares about us and helps us everyday. He also wants us to follow His example and find ways to help others, trusting that God will help us to do it.
Theme Verse for 2020:
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16+17
This week’s verse:
Matthew 6:25-26- “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns— and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? ”
Jesus did miracles to prove that He was who He said He was...the Messiah...the Son of God...God Himself! Over the next couple of weeks, we will look at some more of Jesus’ miracles and what they tell us about Him.
~ Pastor Jane
In addition to being a church minister, Pastor Jane is also a trained teacher and has many years of experience working with children in churches, camps, daycares and schools. Parents' Corner is provided to give parents and caregivers support especially as pertains to mental health and related topics.
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