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.


Jesus forgives our sins, saves us, and gives us new life. —from 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.



  • You'll Need: Bubbles
  • Play: Let kids enjoy blowing bubbles using bubble wands. As the bubbles float up into the air, challenge kids to catch the bubbles using the paper cups. Tell kids that they will hear a story today about a man being raised to life—kind of like the bubbles rising. 




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



  • Who was Lazarus? (Jesus’ friend) 
  • What happened to Lazarus? (He got sick. He died.) 
  • Why do you think Jesus didn’t go to see Lazarus right away? (to help people believe in Him) 
  • How do you know Jesus loved Lazarus and his sisters? (Jesus cried with them.) 
  • What happened when Jesus called Lazarus to come out of the tomb? (Lazarus came out!)
  • What would you have done or said if you had seen Lazarus come out of the tomb? 
  • What does this story show us about Jesus?     

Jesus died on the cross for our sins and will bring us new life, like He did for Lazarus. Let’s talk to God now in prayer! 

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!

God, thank You for loving us and giving us Jesus. Help us trust in You and Your power. 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: Jesus is so powerful! May you always know that Jesus has power over death and gives life. And may you always trust that Jesus’ death and resurrection perfectly pays for your sins!