Online FamilY WORSHIP RESOURCES
Check back for new Faith Family Worship resources each Sunday. We want to provide your family with even more materials to enhance this weekend’s message. Below you’ll find some resources that help your family engage in great discussions and further apply what we learned!
God’s power makes us strong
Have you ever felt like you aren’t strong enough, smart enough, or good enough? Chances are, you have. In fact, maybe you’re feeling that way right now. The good news is that you aren’t alone in that. In Judges 6 and 7, we learn about a man named Gideon. Gideon lived in a time when Israel’s enemies were surrounding their land. Gideon was hiding when an angel came to him and told him that God wanted Gideon to go to battle and rescue Israel from their enemies. Like many of us, Gideon’s first reaction was to focus on all of his own incompetencies. But what happens when we rely on God’s power, instead of our own abilities? God’s power changed Gideon’s story, and it will change ours, too.
God’s Power is Bigger Than Our Fears
When we focus on our fears, they will begin to seem larger to us than they actually are. In fact, when fear is left unchecked, it can even become a false god in our lives. Yet, God’s power is bigger than all of our fears. Our fears shrink when we focus on Him. In this message, we dive into Numbers 13, where twelve spies are sent into the land of Canaan, which God has promised to the Israelites. Ten frightened spies return and tell God’s people that they cannot take possession of the land, since the inhabitants are too strong and powerful. The other two spies, Joshua and Caleb, had faith that God would lead them into the land that was promised to them. Why did Joshua and Caleb act in faith instead of fear? How can God’s power overcome the fears we face today?
Trusting God in Times of Uncertainty
During this pandemic, we are surrounded by uncertainty. Families are faced with many questions about what the next days, weeks, and months will look like. Yet, people have been facing uncertainty since long before the Covid-19 pandemic. We find evidence of this in Genesis 12, when God tells Abram to pack up and move to a new land. God doesn’t tell Abram where to go right away. Instead, He just promises to show Abram the land eventually. He also promises to bless Abram and his family in a big way. Despite the uncertainty of God's directions, Abram heads out, trusting and worshipping God as he travels. How can Abram’s story help us trust God’s power in this time of uncertainty?
Jesus wants to be our forever friend! Listen to this story of Jesus having breakfast with some of his friends.
Did you know that Jesus wants to be your friend forever? Zara and Miranda share the story of a friendship between Zacchaeus and Jesus.
Friends WHO LOVE
God gives us friends who love. Listen to Zara and Miranda share a Bible story of two friends named David and Johnathan.
Friends that stay close
God gives us friends who stick close, just like our story of Naomi and Ruth in our Faith Kids message.
Jesus answers Paul and Silas
Hear about how Paul and Silas prayed to God for help, and He listened! He answered their prayer, sent and earthquake, and they got out of jail!
Did you know you can pray to God anytime, anywhere, and about anything? Check out this week’s Faith Kids message on prayer! Attached is a coloring sheet and a “Go Home Guide”.