Elementary Family Worship

NEED TO KNOW: 

God Sees and Knows Me! 

  • The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach our children to “Dive In” to the life of Peter and learn what it means to follow Jesus!
  • Learn the NEED TO KNOW together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.  


MEMORY VERSE: 

Lord God, (both hands point up)


with your great power (make muscle arms)

you made the earth and the sky. (make circle with hands) 

There is nothing too hard (make "X" with arms)
for you to do." (pound fists)


Jeremiah32:17 (make book with hands)

  • Practice the memory verse together as a family


STEP 1. GATHER! 

Intentionally pick a place and time to gather your family together and use this activity to begin Family Worship Night.


PLAY a version of "Simon Says", called "Monkey Says", having kids take turns being the monkey. Kids can make up their own motions or use some of the following:

  • Act like a monkey
  • Pretend to canoe
  • Pretend to swim
  • Act like a frog
  • Make a jaguar face

STEP 2. WORSHIP! 



  • Sing and have fun while worshiping then pray. Take a moment here to thank God for your family and your time together!! 


STEP 3. BIBLE!

God Sees Hagar (Genesis 16) 




STEP 4. DISCUSSION!

Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story. 

  1. A boy in Tanya's class keeps picking on her. He calls her mean names and gets other kids to laugh at her. He even put a fake snake in her desk, and she screamed in front of everyone. She felt so embarrassed and alone.
    1. Sometimes unfair things happen to us that are completely out of our control. Even when we feel alone, what can we remember about God: that He sees and knows us OR that Ignores us and our problems?
    2. Yes! We can remember that God sees and knows everything we're going through, even when we feel alone.
  1. Jonathan wants a goldfish for his birthday, but he hasn't told anybody yet.
    1. Even though he has never told anyone that he wants a pet fish, does God know what Jonathan wants? (Yes)
    2. God knows everything we hope for--whether it's a birthday gift or dreams we have for our future. He sees us and knows everything about us!
  1. Did you know there are over 40,000 different types of plants that can be found in the Amazon?! That's crazy!
    1. If God can see and know every single plant that grows in the rainforest, does He see and know everything about you, too? (Yes)
    2. God knows more about you than you even know about yourself! He knows every thought you will ever have and even the number of hairs on your head.
    3. He knows every good and bad thing that will happen to us, and He even knows what you will be when you grow up.

HAVE FUN TOGETHER

ASK the following questions

  1. Would you rather eat spiders OR worms to survive in the Amazon? 
  2. If you could visit any place the world, where would you go? 
  3. Would you want to be a contestant on a game show? Which one? 
  4. Where would you rather try to live for a week: the Amazon rainforest OR the African jungle?

STEP 5. Pray!

  • That your family would remember that God sees and knows them
  • That they would know how much God loves them even when they do things that don't please Him