Come, Follow Me


The Bread of Life

Reinforces this week’s “Come Follow Me” study: Matthew 14; Mark 6; John 5-6
“Be Not Afraid”


John 6:35, 51

“I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”


He Sent His Son Children’s Songbook p 34


Jesus had been teaching a large group of 5,000 people all day. As evening came, the disciples were worried because the people were hungry. They didn’t know where they could get enough food to feed all the people. A young boy had five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus blessed this food and broke it into pieces to share with the large group of people. When everyone was full, twelve baskets full of extra food were collected. Jesus was able to use the boy’s small offering and multiply it to do great things.

After Jesus had fed five thousand people with just five loaves of bread and two fishes, some people followed Him for the wrong reason. They wanted Him to provide food for them again and again. Jesus told them that they should seek for spiritual food to nourish their spirits. 

Jesus gave His life for us so we can live forever. If we believe in Him and do all we can to live the way He has taught us then we will not only live forever, but have eternal life. Eternal Life is to live forever as families in God’s presence. It is God’s greatest gift to man.


“Cherish and nourish your spiritual life. Seek spiritual growth at the same time that you are seeking to enlarge your learning in other areas. Nourish your spirit just as regularly as you nourish your body or mind.”
Dallin H. Oaks


  • When Jesus told the people that He was the Bread of Life, what was Jesus teaching them?
  • How does nourishing our spirits help us?
  • Why is it important to nourish our spirits daily? 
  • How can we help nourish others spiritually?
  • What does it mean to eat the bread of life? 
  • How does partaking of the sacrament nourish our spirits? 

Activity idea:

Nourish My Spirit

Make and fill this cute paper basket with ideas of how you and your family can nourish your spirits with the "Bread of Life".

Treat idea:

Barley Loaves

Enjoy these delicious, nourishing barley loaves with honey butter, or your choice of spread.

These lessons are perfect for Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, or to recap the following Sunday. Or use portions of the lesson throughout the week to enhance your family scripture study.

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