Family Worship


The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your family that Jesus’ friend Lazarus dies, and Lazarus’ sisters and friends grieve his death. However, Jesus shows He has power over death when He raises Lazarus to new life.


He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5

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


Pose the following “I’m curious” questions. Say “I’m curious …” before each question and give kids a chance to think about and answer each one. After each question, consider having kids share their ideas with a neighbor before you call on one or two of them to share with the group.I’m curious ... 

  • Who is the best problem solver you know? 
  • Do you think there are any problems that can’t be fixed? Why or why not? 



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.


  • Why did Mary and Martha send a message to Jesus? 
  • When Jesus arrived to see Lazarus, what had happened to Lazarus? 
  • When Jesus came to Lazarus’ tomb, what did Jesus do? 
  • Lazarus was one of Jesus’ best friends. Who are some of your closest friends, and why? 
  • How does it make you feel to know that Jesus has power over death? 
  • If Jesus has power over death, what other things can He help you with? 

We know since Jesus has power over death, He has power over everything! Let’s talk to God by praying, and as we pray, remember that our God can do anything! 

Mission Moment

C. S. Lewis


Do you ever make up stories? What are they about? Princes and princesses? Knights and dragons? Robots and dinosaurs? Clive Staples Lewis always made up stories - even when he was a little boy. He even made up a new name for himself - Jack! Some stories were about talking animals; some were about heroes; some were about magic and mystery. As he grew up he thought that Jesus was just another story. He didn't know that Jesus was real and that he could be his friend.

Jack was very clever. When he was a grown-up he was a teacher in a university (where people go to learn more after they are too old for school). The other teachers were clever too - and some were Jesus' friends. Jack wondered whether maybe Jesus was real after all ...Soon Jack became Jesus' friend too.

Now Jack wanted everyone to know that Jesus was real. He wrote books; he gave talks; he spoke on the radio. People read his books, listened to his talks and heard him on the radio - and became Jesus* friends. Jack wanted boys and girls to be Jesus' friends too, so he made up stories - stories with talking animals, heroes, magic and mystery in a place called Narnia - but the stories were really all about Jesus. Maybe one day you could read Jack's stories about Narnia for yourself.

STEP 5. Pray!

Invite kids to share their praises from the week and think about those areas in their life where they need Jesus’ help. Remind kids that Jesus has power over death and is bigger than any problem we face. Consider having kids pray for one another in pairs.