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.




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



  • Who wrote the letter to the Colossians? (Paul) 
  • What did Paul say we should think about? (things in heaven; godly things) 
  • Paul said that we should “put on tender mercy and kindness as if they [are our] clothes” (Colossians 3:12). You can put on a jacket or a pair of shoes, but how can you “put on” mercy and kindness? 
  • We are “God’s chosen people,” and we are “dearly loved” (Colossians 3:12). How does that make you feel? 
  • How can we live in peace? 
  • Is there anyone you need to forgive and make peace with? 
  • Has anyone ever forgiven you? How did it make you feel?

Paul told the Colossians to love and forgive others the way God loves and forgives us. And there is more good news! Knowing God changes us, and through His Holy Spirit we can love and forgive. 

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.

STEP 5. Pray!

God, thank You for forgiving us and loving us. Thank You for helping us forgive and love others. We are grateful for Your gift of peace to us. Thank You, God. 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 love others as God loves you, forgive others as God forgives you, and live in the peace of Jesus today and all the days of your life.