Lead In April 10-15, 2023

Posted by Kimber Walsh on

Lead your heart and your household into next Sunday using these ideas and resources in one or all six areas as you worship at home together to fulfill God’s discipleship calling. Pick and choose what is most suitable for your home, using what will work best with the ages, stages, personalities, and interests you have present.

May your family be blessed by the time spent together, worshiping our Mighty God!


Kimber Walsh, Director of Family Life Ministry

Read the Bible texts using different translations or age-appropriate children’s Bibles, act it out, use puppets or visual aids.

  • Acts 5:29-42
  • Psalm 148:1-14
  • 1 Peter 1:3-9
  • John 20:19-31


“We must obey God rather than men!” Acts 5:29b

Listen to and sing the songs that will be a part of this week's worship service.

  1. Obey God-Talk about a time when you had to wrestle with obeying people and obeying God. What did you do?
  2. I Spy-Play I Spy. Then, talk about things we can see and things we cannot see. Read 1 Peter 1:8 and talk about it.
  3. I Doubt It-Deal cards from deck equally. Object: get rid of all your cards. A turn consists of playing one or more cards face down on the discard pile in the middle which starts empty. The first player must play any Aces, the second player Twos, and so on. Since cards are face down, you don’t have to play what you are assigned. E.g. If you are to play Sevens, you may actually play a mixture (especially if you don’t have any of what you must play). State how many of your designated card you are playing. E.g. 4 Fives. Any player suspecting the cards being played don’t match the rank called can challenge by saying “I doubt it.” The cards are then shown. Whoever loses the challenge must pick up the whole discard pile. Continue play until one player is out of cards. Talk about the difficulties of trusting what you are told is true.


Recitation: The First Article Part 3 & Meaning [Luther’s Small Catechism, Blue p. 105, Maroon p. 108, Black-p. 156]

Q & A: Assign one person to be the catechizer to ask questions and allow others to answer. (Guide them/provide unknown answers.)

  • Luther’s Small Catechism, 2008 Questions 111-113 (Blue p. 114-115, Maroon p. 118-119)
  • Luther’s Small Catechism, 2017 Questions 140-147 (p. 157-161)

Need a catechism? Let us know!

  1. Share highs and lows of the day.
  2. How have you seen God at work lately?
  3. What does the Scripture reading teach about God?
  4. What does it teach about people?
  5. What is the key theme of the Scripture reading?
  6. What do you learn about the key theme? How can you apply it to your daily walk with the Lord? (Yourself, your relationship with God or your relationships with others?)
  7. Any cautions to heed? Any promises to anticipate?
  • Adoration (Wow, God!): Proclaim at least three things that amaze you about God today.
  • Confession (Sorry, God!): Confess, repent, and ask for forgiveness.
  • Thanksgiving (Thanks, God!): Thank God for blessings, lessons, gifts, etc.
  • Supplication (Please, God!): Ask God to intervene where you know of needs.

God has called us to lead our families in discipleship at home…

  • to preach and teach the Bible to our family (Eph. 6:4)
  • to be a discipleship center (Gen. 18:19)
  • to impress the hearts of the next generation with a love for God (Deut. 6:5-7)
  • to pass on faith (Ps. 78:1-8, Deut. 32:44-47; Eph. 6:4)
  • to teach spiritual lessons to our children (Prov. 1:8, Prov. 7:1, Prov. 23:23-26)

and this resource is designed to equip you to do just that and help you lead into the following Sunday.

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