The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach our family that God takes care of everything he has created, including us.
Learn the Memory Verse together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.
Use this exercise to begin Family Worship Night and have fun!
Play “Tell me a Story”
Tell Me a Story is a very simple game. One person starts off a story with a sentence. The next person adds to it. And the next, and so on.
Here's an example:
- Parent: Once upon a time
- Child : there lived a great
- Child : big hairy spider with
- Parent : only four legs. He
- Child : loved chocolate! And he... and so on.
Say: “We can talk to God and pray for all those things. We can pray about anything and everything.
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!!
Read Pages 228-235 in the Jesus Storybook Bible
STEP 4. DISCUSSION!
Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story.
- At the end of the story, say: “Remember the words to the song? The words are ‘God made us. He loves us. He is very pleased with us.’”
- Ask: “Why is God pleased with us?”
- Get responses, and then stress that God is pleased with us because of Jesus. Remind the children of what they have discovered so far: that we are all sinners, but Jesus takes away our sin by dying on the cross; and if we have faith in him, then God is pleased with us because he is pleased with Jesus.
Say: “We are more important to God than the birds and the flowers, so if God looks after them and does not want them to worry, we know he also looks after us and does not want us to worry. Remember the words of the song. Let’s say it again all together. ‘God made us. He loves us. He is very pleased with us because of Jesus.’ ”
STEP 5. Pray!
- Pray aloud, thanking God that he made us, he loves us, and he is very pleased with us because of Jesus. Ask God to help you and the children to trust him and not to worry.
- Ask the children to think about a time when they find it hard to trust Jesus and to pray that God would help them to trust Jesus and to not worry