Family Worship

The King and The Kingdom

The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your family that we learn from Jesus and live God’s way, it’s like building a house on a strong rock!


“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord.’ ... That is what I am. - John 13:13

Learn the Memory Verse together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.


Jesus Says

Jesus is the best teacher, so we listen to Him and do what He says! Read the Bible to find out what He says! 


Read one thing out loud from the Actions List. You can go in any order you want. If the action has “Jesus says,” in front of it, everyone does it. If the action doesn’t say, “Jesus says,” in front of it, nobody does it.

Keep playing until you’ve read the whole list.

*If you want to keep playing, make up some of your own actions! 


Actions list

Jesus says make prayer hands

Make angry fists

Jesus says hug someone

Stomp your feet

Jesus says give a high five

Kick the air

Jesus says clap for God

Make a mean face



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




Did Jesus teach people wherever He was? Yes 


Point to your ears to show you listen to Jesus.


Who can we obey, trust, and put first in our life? God


Hold up one finger to show God is number one.         


Why didn’t the house fall down? It was built on a strong rock.


Use your fist as a hammer to pretend to build a house on a rock.  


Why did the house fall down? It was built on soft and shifting sand.


Fall to the ground like the house built on sand.          


Who teaches us things that are like a strong rock? Jesus


Give Jesus two thumbs up to show you can obey what He teaches. 

Mission Moment

John Chrysostom

Do you have a nickname? Maybe it's just a silly name; maybe it's a shorter name; maybe it says something about what you are like? John Chrysostom was not John's real name. Chrysostom was a nickname. It means "golden mouth" in his language. John was given that name because he was so good at telling people about Jesus - golden words came out of his mouth! People loved listening to him. They listened at Christmas when John told them about Jesus being born. They listened at Easter when John told them how Jesus died and rose again. They even listened when John told them they were not living the way Jesus wanted! John became so famous that he was asked to be the leader of the biggest church in Constantinople, the biggest town around. The people there liked John telling them about Jesus being born at Christmas and Jesus dying and rising again at Easter, but they did not like being told they were not living the way Jesus wanted The powerful leaders didn't want to hear that they should look after poor people and be kind and generous. John told them anyway! So the powerful leaders sent John away. John wrote letters to remind them how Jesus wanted them to live. They sent him further away! But John never stopped teaching about Jesus - even when it was hard.

STEP 5. Pray!

Ask kids what they want to talk to God about, and pray with them.