Each week, we want to provide you with resources that you can use to worship with your kids at home. Our kids are currently meeting in person for 1st hour family worship, but we'll continue to send out their weekly lessons so that you can help them stay connected to what they've learned throughout the week!
HOW DO WE WORSHIP AT HOME? Family worship is as simple as gathering your family to:
1. READ 2. SING 3. PRAY
Read. Go through the Bible passage together as a family. Play the lesson video (links below). Ask your kids appropriate level follow up questions. Sing. Sing the selected worship songs provided for your children below, or any praise song your family enjoys to sing to Jesus!
Pray. Share prayer requests and pray together. You can read, sing, and pray in ANY ORDER. Just keep it short and fun!
Discussion: (pick the questions that work for your kids) Younger Elementary:
1. What do you think we are able to trust God? (Guides the kids to understand that God keeps his promises. What we read in scripture about God is true. He is perfect and holy and cannot go against His own character. God is the Creator of all things and has power over His creation. Therefore we can know that when God speaks something, it is true. When He makes a promise, He keeps it. When He tells us that he care for us and will always be with us, we can trust His words.)
2. Why did it take great faith for Abraham to believe God's promise? (Remind the kids that Abraham was old and his wife was unable to have children. God promised to make Abraham's descendants as numerous as the stars. A promise like that to a man like Abraham makes little sense if you only see things from a human perspective. Only God, who is all-powerful and in control of all things, could make and keep such an incredible promise. With God, nothing is impossible, so we can have faith that God will do as He says.)
3. How do you respond when you learn something about God? (Explain that after God spoke to him, Abraham built an altar and worshiped God. How we respond to God matters. He is our Creator and is the One who sustains our lives. Everything we have and everything we are comes from Him. When we recognize what He has done for us, we should be moved to worship Him. Help the kids understand that Abraham built the altar as a means of worshiping but also as a reminder to himself of the great promises that God has made to him.)
1. Why do you think Abraham was willing to leave his home and obey God? (Lead kids to consider that Abraham believed God's plan for his life was better than Abraham's own plan for his life. Option: Choose a volunteer to read Prov. 19:21)
2. Do you think it would be hard to obey God if He called you to do something you didn't completely understand? Why or why not? (Point out that our desire for comfort and control may tempt us to disobey God, but His way is always best. Option: Choose a volunteer to read 1 John 5:3.)
3. How do our actions affect our relationship with God? Can our sin cause God to stop loving us? (Prompt boys and girls to acknowledge that God saves us through grace. Salvation is a free gift, not dependent on our own works. God will never stop loving us. Option: Choose a volunteer to read Rom. 8:37-39)
Monthly Memory Verse and Question Memory Verse: Psalm 135:6 The Lord does whatever he pleases in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all the depths. (CSB)
Big Picture Question: Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything.
For questions, concerns, or to get connected, please contact Children's Minister Ms. Valerie.