Family Worship

Walking in Love

The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your family that James, an early church leader, encourages the church to keep going when life is difficult because God will help them persevere.


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.


SAY: We’re going to have a feelings race! When we feel happy or excited, we might run fast! Let’s run to the other side of the room as fast as we can! Encourage the kids to run to the other side of the room. 

When we feel sad, we might move slowly. Let’s walk slowly to the other side of the room. 

When we feel mad, we might stomp! Let’s stomp our feet as we walk to the other side of the room. 

When we feel afraid, we might tiptoe! Let’s tiptoe to the other side of the room. 

No matter how we feel, God is with us, and He always helps us. 

Our Wonder Truth today is GOD HELPS US THROUGH HARD THINGS. 




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



  • Who wrote the letters we learned from today? (James) 
  • We learned that as followers of Jesus, we might face what? (hard times) 
  • Whom can we trust to help us through hard times? (God) 
  • Who helps us to do the right thing when we’re tempted? (God) 
  • What will we receive after we go through hard times? (the crown of life)
  • What kind of gifts does God give us? (good gifts) 
  • Have you ever gone through a hard time? Share about it. 

Even though we may all go through hard times, God helps us be strong!

Mission Moment

Selina, Countess of Huntingdon


If you had more money than you could ever dream of What would you do with it? Would you buy toys, or games, or presents for your friends?

Selina Countess of Huntingdon had more money than most people could ever dream of. She was very, very rich; her house was very very big: her friends were very, very important. She was even friends with the king and queen! Then she became Jesus’ friend. She knew that being Jesus’ friend was far better than being very, very rich; better than having a very, very big house; better than having very, very important friends.

Selina wanted everyone to know how they could be Jesus' friends too. She wanted rich people to learn about Jesus; she wanted poor people to learn about Jesus. She wanted people in England to learn about Jesus; she wanted people in other countries to learn about Jesus. So she gave her money away.

She gave her money to build churches where all kinds of people could learn about Jesus. She gave her money to men who would teach people about Jesus in England. She gave her money to men who could leach people about Jesus in other countries. She had no more honey - but because of Selina, Jesus had lots more friends.

STEP 5. Pray!

God, thank You for always being with us in this race of life. Thank You for loving us always and helping us when times get hard. Thank You for always being with us in everything we face. 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: Even though you may face hard times in your life, may you always remember that God loves you and is with you through anything and everything you may ever face. He loves you and will help you run your race of life. God helps us through hard times.