The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach our family that When Jesus sets you free, you are no longer a slave to sin. You have a new life, and you can have eternal life with Jesus.
Learn the Memory Verse together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.
Use this time to begin Family Worship Night and have fun!
Have a Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt
Things to Find…
- Something red
- A flag
- Something striped
- Something historical
- A blue food
- A white shirt
- A star
- The word free
Say: The Fourth of July is just another day to most of the world, but here in America, the Fourth of July is all about freedom. It’s a day when kids are free from school, thanks to summer vacation. It’s a day most of your parents are free from work, thanks to it being a national holiday. But more importantly, it’s a day we celebrate our freedom as Americans.
This week we will celebrate the freedoms we enjoy with barbecues and watermelon and fireworks, but we should never forget that the freedoms we enjoy were bought with a price. The price of American freedom should also remind us of an even greater sacrifice: the one Jesus made for us on the cross.
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 4. DISCUSSION!
Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story.
- Can you imagine the look on the jailer’s face when he saw all those prisoners still sitting in that wide-open jail?
- Paul and Silas were still there, chains broken, sitting where he had left them, but so were all the other prisoners. I don’t know what kind of crimes had been committed, but I can imagine there were thieves and murderers and all kinds of bad men sitting there with Paul and Silas.
- No one ran because no one needed to run. They were right where God wanted them to be, and even in jail, they were free men. The jailer knew then that no one could take the freedom these men knew in Jesus, and so the jailer gave his life to Christ.
- Jesus can set all of us free too. He can give us a freedom that no one can ever take away from us.
- God made the ultimate sacrifice when he sent Jesus to die for us, and when Jesus rose from the dead, he won us a greater freedom than any government could ever grant its citizens. Jesus set us free from sin!
- Pray: Dear God, Thank you for sending Jesus to set us free from sin. In Jesus’ name, Amen