Family Worship

Walking in Love

The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your family that Paul and John remind the early Christians that no matter what hardships they face, God loves them. As Jesus-followers, we can know that nothing can separate us from God’s love.


And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13

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


Direct kids to gather in the middle of a circle.

SAY: I will roll the ball into the circle. As I roll the ball, I will say an example of hard or troubling times. Try to avoid the ball touching you. But, if the ball does come to you, the only way you can move it outside the circle is to say, “Nothing can separate us from God’s love!” while rolling the ball out. Begin rolling the ball into the circle while saying a phrase from the following list:

  • Your family moving to a new place
  • Your friends ignoring you
  • Not getting invited to a party or friend’s house
  • Falling down and scraping your knee
  • Losing your favorite toy
  • Someone in your family getting hurt or sick
  • A storm damaging your home

We might go through other things in life that are difficult too, but no matter what happens, we’ll always have God’s love! 



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



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

  • Where did the first Christians meet for church? 
  • What kinds of trouble do you think the first Christians had? 
  • Did Paul say that Christians would never have any hard times? What did Paul say about hard times? 
  • What can separate us from God’s love? 
  • How does God’s love change us? 
  • What are some ways you can show other people God’s love?    

God has shown us such amazing love, and He wants us to share His love with others. Everyone needs to know that God loves them and that nothing can separate them from His love!

Mission Moment

Rosa Parks


Do you sometimes think life is unfair? When someone has a bigger piece of cake than you, or has nicer toys? Life was very unfair for Rosa Parks. She knew that her friend Jesus treated all people the same - but in Alabama in America, when she lived, people definitely weren't all treated the same. Rosa and her family couldn't live in nice places, go to nice schools or eat in nice restaurants - just because they were black. They couldn't swim in the same swimming pools as white people. They couldn't play in the same parks as white people. They couldn't even sit in the same part of a train or bus! Rosa knew this was not what her friend Jesus wanted.

One day she was asked to move from her seat on the bus so that a White person could sit there. She said, "No. She didn't shout or hit - Jesus wouldn't want that. She just said, "No*. The police asked her to move. She was very polite - but she still said, "No*. she went to prison for saying, "No": for saying she would not move seats, for sayng that black people should be treated the same as white people like Jesus wanted. Lots of other people now said "No" too. Little by little life became less unfair for black people in America - because Jesus friend Rosa said, "No".

STEP 5. Pray!

Dear God, thank You for loving us no matter what happens in our lives. Thank You for Your promise that nothing can ever separate us from Your great love. Help us remember this and trust in You even when things are hard. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 
Encourage the kids to hold their hands out in front of them, with palms up, as if their hands were open to receive something. Tell them to listen and receive the blessing as you speak it over them.

Blessing: May you feel God’s great love for you this week, and may you remember to show God’s love to others. Whatever might happen, know that nothing can ever separate you from God’s love!