Family Worship

Jesus Knew He Would Be Rejected :    

The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your

family that Everyone is invited into the kingdom of God, but not

everyone will enter. People are saved only by trusting in Jesus. Jesus is

the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except

through Him.



“He was despised and rejected by mankind,

    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.

Like one from whom people hide their faces

    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.”

Isaiah 53:3

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!

For Fun

Play Corn Hole or Cut a hole in a poster board or sheet of paper. Give kids

the chance to stand at a distance and throw a ball through the hole. Afterward, discuss what Jesus meant when He said the pathway to heaven is like a narrow door. Talk with kids about the reasons some people might reject Jesus and pray that your family and others would recognize Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life.

To Serve

Take a walk through a city park or the downtown area of your city. As you walk, pray for the people of your city to hear and believe the good news of Jesus. Talk with kids about how Jesus wept for the city of Jerusalem because they had rejected Him. Ask God to send a revival to your city so that a great

number of people would call on the name of Jesus to be saved.


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


Watch the Bible story video or read Luke 13:22-35

from the Bible or Watch

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

Elementary Discussion:

The conversations Jesus had with people were full of truth and grace. it—and Jesus always reminded them of God’s grace that desired for them to be saved. 

When someone asked Jesus, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” Jesus answered with truth and grace. He knew that a great number of people would despise and reject Him, and they would miss the new life He offered. Jesus also knew that many were still learning and seeking to believe in Him, so He reminded them He is the narrow gate that leads to salvation. His response offered people truth and grace. 

As we learn about God’s kingdom, we know that many will be invited in because they believed in Jesus, but we also realize some will reject Jesus. Then, there are others who think they have done enough good works to earn their way into God’s kingdom, but Jesus will say that He never knew them because they did not put their faith in Him. While this news is hard to hear, it is actually a reminder of the good news we have

in Jesus! What God wants most of all is for people to know Jesus andbelieve in Him. God promises that anyone who believes in Jesus and calls on His name will be saved!  

Everyone is invited into the kingdom of God, but not everyone will enter. People are saved only by trusting in Jesus. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him.


Mission Moment

Tell your family that over half of the people living in Cincinnati do not regularly go to any church.

Tell kids that Anne Luther made the choice to obey God and serve as a missionary when she was 12 years old. Explain that in 1881, Anne married William “Buck” Bagby and they were appointed as missionaries to Brazil by the Foreign Mission Board (now the International Mission Board). [Point to Brazil on
a world map.] Tell kids that less than two years after they arrived in Brazil , they moved a thousand miles north to Bahia. Share that the Bagbys, another missionary family, and one other Brazilian Christian began Brazil ’s first Portuguese-speaking Baptist church in 1882.

SAY The Bagbys’ work in Brazil was not easy. Once a local priest sent people to interrupt the worship services and damage lights and furniture of the hall the Bagbys rented for worship services. But soon more people began to come, and some who heard Buck preach about Jesus believed and became leaders of the
mission work in Brazil Tell kids that the Bagbys spent their entire lives helping Brazilians know about Jesus. Pray, thanking God for missionaries like the Bagbys, who told many people in Brazil about Jesus. Thank God for missionaries who still work in Brazil and other places around the world to tell the good news
about God’s Son, Jesus.

    STEP 5. Pray!

  • Pray: Thank You, Jesus, for teaching us that You are the way, the truth, and the life. We know that no one comes to the Father except through You, so help us to know You, Jesus, and help us to tell others about You so that we can receive the gift of salvation in You. Amen.