Family Worship

Walking in Love

The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your family that Paul teaches that love is more important than knowledge or self-sacrifice. It’s even greater than faith and hope. Through Paul’s words, God—the only One who loves perfectly—shows us how to 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.


We all need help learning new things, and sometimes the best way to learn is by following and mimicking someone else’s actions. Let’s play a game together called Copycat. 

I will pretend to be a cat, and your job is to follow and copy every move I make. Today, you will all be copycats! However, watch closely, because I am one fast cat, and you will need to pay attention. 

Let’s practice one time before we get started with our game of Copycat. Slowly move your head side to side and wait for kids to copy you. Great job practicing copying me. Now it’s time to begin. 

You can choose your own catlike movements or use the suggestions below: 

  • Stretch and arch your back while on all fours.
  • Walk in a circle like a cat chasing its tail. 
  • Pretend to paw at something in the air. 
  • Be a “scaredy-cat” by making a scared face. 
  • Pretend to climb up a tree. 
  • Put your hands on top of your head like cat ears and “meow.”
  • Jump like a cat.
  • Walk in a straight line while pretending to be a cat. 
  • Pretend to chase something around the room.




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



  • What did Paul say is the most important thing? (love) 
  • What did Paul say is important but not more important than love? (knowledge, giving things away, faith, hope) 
  • What words describe genuine godly love? (kind, patient, forgiving, selfless) 
  • Who shows us how to love? (God)
  • Whom can you show love to today
  • How do you like to show love to others? 

Jesus knew that it’s not always easy to love others, but He promises to show us how to do this. Jesus loves us so much and promises to help us. Let’s talk to God now in prayer! 

Mission Moment


(5th century)

Have you ever felt frightened and all alone? Perhaps you got lost and felt worried and afraid.

Patrick knew just What that felt like. Patrick lived a long time ago, when England was a very dangerous place. One day some pirates took him away from his family; they took him across the sea to Ireland, and sold him to a rich, fierce and powerful man. Patrick was frightened and all alone, but he knew that Jesus was with him. After many years Jesus helped Patrick go home to his family - but not for long! Patrick knew Jesus wanted the people in Ireland to find out how they could be his friends too.

So Patrick went back to Ireland. This time he wasn't scared. This time he was brave. This time he knew he had a job to do for Jesus;

Painick went to the richest, the fiercest and the most powerful men. Ireland. He went to the kings and chiefs. He told them about Jesus - the king of kings and chief of chiefs The powerful people told the less powerful people that they should listen to Patrick too. Soon thousands and thousands of people had become Jesus’ friends because Palnck was brave enough to tell them how. Patrick knew he could be brave if Jesus was with him. Do you?

STEP 5. Pray!

God, thank You for all of our friends here today. Thank You for sending Jesus to show us how to love and be more like You. May Your Spirit guide us in love every day. 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: The God of the universe sees you and loves you! May you experience His goodness every day. Taste and see that the Lord is good! His love for you never ends. Go in joy, sharing His unfailing love with others!