Family Worship


The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your family that Paul had courage because he knew God was with him. In the same way, we can have courage because we know that God is with us too! 


Don’t live the way this world lives. Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. And you will agree that what he wants is right. His plan is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2

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


Gather kids in the center of the room. Explain you’ll give them a choice between two things that many people are afraid of. Their job is to decide which of the two things they’re most afraid of, and they’ll move to one side or the other of the room to indicate their decision. Then, at your signal, they’ll return to the center of the room again. 

  • As you present choices, indicate which side of the room represents each option. To crank up the fun, you can call out specific ways kids can move to their preferred side of the room: crab walk, hop, slide, slither, dance, skip, gallop, tiptoe, side step. 
  • Choices might include the following: snakes/spiders, cockroaches/cough drops, being alone/being in a huge crowd, thunderstorms/blizzards, getting a shot/taking a test, barking dogs/hissing cats, high places/ new places, totally dark rooms/loud noises, a dentist visit/an eye exam, getting hurt/hurting others, broccoli/eggplant, floods/tornadoes, falling/floating away, bats/rats, clowns/mosquitoes, otters/orangutans, scorpions/wasps, roller coasters/ice-skating, germs/gyms, being ignored/being the center of attention. 



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.

  • God sent Paul to Rome in an unusual way. What was it? 
  • Why do you think the sailors and soldiers didn’t listen to Paul’s warning that their ship would sail into bad weather? 
  • How did Paul show courage in today’s part of God’s big story? 
  • Paul could be courageous because he knew God was with him. How do you know God is with you? 
  • The Holy Spirit gave Paul courage in a big storm and the courage to tell lots of people about Jesus. How has the Holy Spirit given you courage?  

Paul was courageous in the storm, not because he was particularly strong or brave on his own, but because he knew God was with him. All of us face situations that are hard or scary, and we need courage! I’m glad the Holy Spirit gives us courage! Let’s thank God for His gift of the Holy Spirit and pray for our friends too. 

Mission Moment

George Miller


If you are hungry who do you ask for a snack? Your mom? Your dad? someone else who looks after you?

George Müller knew that the best person to ask when he needed anything was his friend Jesus. George was born in Germany, but came to England to tell people about his friend Jesus. He wasn't paid and never asked anyone for money. He asked Jesus to give him what he needed - and Jesus did!

George set up schools for boys and girls, so they could learn to read and write and find out about his friend Jesus. He asked Jesus to give him the money that he needed - and Jesus did! George set up homes for boys and girls with no families. He asked Jesus to give him the money that he needed - and Jesus did! One day George prayed for food for the children. The doorbell rang - it was the baker wanting to give them bread. It rang again - it was the milkman wanting to give them milk. George looked after thousands of children. They always had food, they always had clothes; they even had enough money to give away to people who needed it more!

George asked Jesus to help him with food, money and clothes - even he drains and holes in the roof too and he did! George knew that Jesus always looks after his friends.

STEP 5. Pray!

Encourage kids to share prayer requests before praying for one another, praising God for answered prayers, and thanking God for the courage we get from the Holy Spirit. Sharing and praying in small groups may help kids who are shy to speak up and also pray aloud—two very good things! 

Blessing: May you live boldly, filled with courage given by the Holy Spirit. And may you stand strong for Jesus, walking with Him always, part of a plan that’s good, pleasing, and perfect.