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Feeding of the 4000

Jesus feeds a large crowd with seven loaves of bread.
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Jesus was in a region known as the Decapolis where many people who were not Jewish lived. The large crowd who had come to hear Jesus had nothing to eat. – Slide 1
So Jesus called His disciples and said to them, ‘I have compassion on the crowd, because they have already been here with me three days, and they have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will faint on the way, and some of them have come from a great distance.’ – Slide 2
His disciples answered Him, ‘Where can someone get enough bread in this desolate place to satisfy these people?’ – Slide 3
He asked them, ‘How many loaves do you have?’ They replied, ‘Seven.’ – Slide 4
Then He directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. – Slide 5
After He took the seven loaves and gave thanks, He broke them and began giving them to the disciples to serve. – Slide 6
So they served the crowd. – Slide 7
They also had a few small fish. After giving thanks for these, He told them to serve these as well. – Slide 8
Everyone ate and was satisfied, and they picked up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. – Slide 9
There were about four thousand who ate. Then He dismissed them. – Slide 10
Immediately Jesus got into a boat with His disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha. – Slide 11
A free downloadable video of this story is available in several resolutions and in many languages from www.gnpi.org/media/the-global-gospel. – Slide 12