Leader Guide

Video Leader Guide

Select a video to have playing as children enter the Large Group room. Videos are under Resources on the top menu bar.

Have Small Group leaders greet the children as they enter the Large Group room and engage them in a game or conversation until time for Large Group to begin.

Welcome (1 minute)

Welcome back to the second lesson of our Superbook adventure, “Jesus Feeds the Hungry.” In our lesson today, we will learn how amazing things can happen when we are willing to give what we have to God to use for His purpose. Through God’s power and provision, we can overcome anything! And, that is what we are going to stand and sing about now with the song, “The Superbook Theme Song.”

Play Video (Song): The Superbook Theme Song (2.5 minutes)

Preview the song so you can help the children sing along with the music.

Superbook Theme Song

SuperTruth and Discussion(2 minutes)

Our SuperTruth today is: “Jesus blesses what I give Him.”

Let’s say that together: “Jesus blesses what I give Him.” 

Jesus uses whatever we are willing to give to Him. He will take what we give and blesses it; meaning that He multiplies or increases it to meet a need or accomplish His will.

For those who were here for the lesson last time, what was Joy worried about? She was having a craft fair to raise money for the food bank and no one had brought crafts to sell.

Have you ever been worried that you didn’t have enough to help someone? Children respond. 

When we offer what we have to God, He can use it to accomplish more than we ever could on our own. Sometimes we feel what we have to give isn’t much, but in God’s hands it is more than enough!

For those who weren’t here last time, we’ll watch a short version of the video now. If you have already seen it, watch closely to see what Jesus does before He gives the food to the disciples to distribute.

Introduce Condensed Bible Story(1 minute)

If all children watched the Bible story video in the previous lesson, you may skip it here and go straight to the Bible Background Video.

Play Video 4: Condensed Bible Story  (12 minutes)

Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to the wedding at Cana, where Jesus changes water into wine. Later He feeds a crowd of over five thousand people by multiplying five loaves of bread and two fish into a great feast. The children learn that God will supply every need.

Condensed Bible Story

Discussion(2 minutes)

What miracle did Jesus perform at the wedding celebration? He turned water into wine. 

That was an amazing miracle. Wine is made by taking juice from grapes, adding some extra ingredients, then letting it sit for a long time—weeks or months.

Now, if you took some plain water and let it sit for weeks or months, would it turn into wine? No.

The water might get really nasty, but it won’t turn into wine. Yet Jesus took plain water and turned it into wine. That really was a miracle! When Jesus was teaching the huge crowd, the disciples saw that the people were hungry. 

What was Philip’s solution to feed the crowd? To send them away to the villages so they could find their own food.

What did the boy have in his lunch? Five loaves of bread and two fish.

The loaves were small, and the fish probably were, too. If 5,000 people came to your house for lunch, would that be enough to feed them? No.

Yet Jesus took that little lunch, blessed it, and used it to feed 5000 men plus all of the women and children! With God’s help, we can do far more than we think is possible on our own.

Introduce Bible Background Video (1 minute)

In today’s Bible Background video we’ll learn more about the places that Jesus performed His miracles of provision. Be ready for Gizmo’s questions! Wait for him to give some answers, then call out the one you think is right! 

Play Video 5: Bible Background (7 minutes)

Bible Background Video

Play Video 10B: SuperVerse Graphic

The graphic loops 2 minutes without audio; turn off or freeze video after children repeat verse.

10B SuperVerse Graphic

SuperVerse Discussion (1 minute)

The SuperVerse today is 2 Corinthians 9:10; let’s say it together: 

 God gives seed to farmers and provides everyone with food. He will increase what you have, so that you can give even more to those in need. 

God is the great provider. He is the creator of all we see and the provider of all we need. The SuperVerse tells us that God gives seed to the farmers. Does God do this so the farmers can collect as much seed as possible, and then just hide it away? No. 

No, the farmer is supposed to plant the seed to grow food for people. In the same way, God gives us what we need—not so we will hide it and keep it all to ourselves, but to share it generously with others to meet their needs. 

Children will have more time to learn the SuperVerse in Small Group. If they are not able to memorize the entire verse, be sure they understand its meaning.

Prayer and Send-Off (1 minute)

Let’s pray. Heavenly Father, we want to serve You and live in Your blessing and favor. Through Jesus, we have all that we need and more to share with others. Help us to look for ways that we can give to You and to others. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

In Small Group, we are going to play a game to give and then receive back even more to give again. Let’s go see how we play this game!

Teachers take children to Small Group classes for Grades 1–3 and 4–6. If the combined group is small, all children may stay together for Small Group time.