Family Worship

Walking in Love

The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your family that Paul reminds believers we’re called to love and forgive others and that our faith in Christ and His presence in us through the Holy Spirit helps us do both.


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.


Set-up: Set out small chalkboards with chalk or whiteboards with dry-erase markers as well as erasers and paper towels.

Play: Show the kids how to draw and erase. Encourage them to try drawing shapes or writing letters or numbers. When the kids erase, make a comment about how their drawing has been wiped away and the board looks new and clean. 




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.

  • According to Paul’s words to the Colossians, what’s the mystery at the heart of God’s big story? (If needed, help kids reread Colossians 1:27.) 
  • As Jesus-followers, Christ is in us! What does this mean?
  • Showing mercy means you forgive someone and then don’t treat them in the way their actions deserve. When has someone showed mercy to you? 
  • Paul writes that we are to “put on tender mercy and kindness as if they were your clothes” (Colossians 3:12). You can put on a jacket or a pair of shoes. How can you put on mercy and kindness? 
  • As Jesus-followers, we’re “God’s chosen people” (Colossians 3:12). God chose you! How do you think He’d describe you? 

Paul challenges us to love and forgive one another—and others—the way God loves and forgives us. We can find the power to love, forgive, and show mercy through His Holy Spirit. 

Mission Moment

Rembrandt (1606-1669)

Do you like drawing, painting and coloring? What do you like drawing best? Animals? Cars? People?

Rembrandt liked drawing and painting. He was brilliant at It. He became one of the best drawers and painters in the world ever in his country. Holland, at that time most people drew pictures of flowers, pictures of towns and pictures of the countryside. What Rembrandt liked drawing and painting best were stories from the Bible - and pictures of himself!

He drew pictures of all the famous stories in the Bible. He drew Old Testament stories - Adam and Eve; Abraham; Joseph; Moses; Jonah; Esther; Ruth; Daniel; and more! He drew New Testament stories - the Good Samaritan; the Prodigal Son; Mary and Martha. Most of all he liked drawing pictures of his friend Jesus - Jesus teaching: Jesus making people better; Jesus with little children; Jesus on the cross - and lots of pictures just of Jesus' head!

Like us Rembrandt didn't live when Jesus was alive on earth. so he didn't know what Jesus looked like, but he wanted to show what he might have looked like. Rembrandt showed that Jesus is a real person, someone who can understand how we are feeling, and someone we can know and talk to. The government stopped children working all week and said they could go to school from Monday to Friday instead - but lots of the children kept going to sunday school to learn all about Jesus!

STEP 5. Pray!

God, thank You for all the good gifts and blessings You have given us. We are grateful! Remind us that You’ve given us everything we have, and because of that, we can give good things to others. Thank You for helping us be generous. 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 experience God’s blessing when you are generous. May God give you the courage to give to others and show God’s love.