Easter is a fabulous time to teach your kids the important truths about our faith. Just a simple 15 minute family worship session will reinforce why we have this holiday and why we love Easter.
It’s easy to spend a few minutes focused on the Word. This will show your family what is most important in your lives.
1. Gather Your Family
It’s important to get everyone together. If you have older kids, tell them to be home at a certain time. Put an emphasis on this time for your family. If you don’t claim it, something else will.
2. Read Scripture and Discuss
Matthew 20: 17-19 (ESV) And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.”
Matthew 28:5-6 (ESV) But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.
Here are some questions to get the discussion going –
Did you notice anything about the verses?
When did the verses from Matthew 20 happen? Did the actual events happen like this?
Why did Jesus tell His disciples what was going to happen?
Afterwards, sing a song. If you can play an instrument, do it. If you have someone in your house that is aspiring to play/sing, ask them to choose a song for the family. If not, watch a YouTube video and sing along. See links below for some suggestions.
We like Alive, Alive for the little ones and Power of the Cross by Shane and Shane for the older ones.
4. Prayer –
Download the worksheets for this.
Simply pass each page around the room. Each person should write down something on each page to include in your family prayer. The younger kids may need a little help with this but they should enjoy this activity.
Here are some ideas if you need them.
Praise – God sent Jesus for us. God is always with us. He is faithful.
Ask Forgiveness – I said some things I shouldn’t have. I didn’t obey when mom asked me to do something.
Give Thanks – Thank you God for loving me. Thank you God for my family.
Others – God help _________.
Yourself – God help our family _______. God help me _________.
After you get all the papers back, begin praying what your family has written down. Take as much time as you need during this exercise.
Putting together a family worship time doesn’t have to be hard. You simply need to be together with God’s Word.