Lead In April 24-29, 2023 Household Worship Resources

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 2:42-47
  • Psalm 23:1-6
  • 1 Peter 2:19-25
  • John 10:1-10


“The LORD is shepherd, I shall lack nothing.” Psalm 23:1

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

  1. Giving-Read Acts 2:45 and talk about it. How can you give to believers who have need? Collect items from your home or think of a project your family could do together to meet the needs of believers that you know of.
  2. Follow In His Steps-Get the bottom of your feet or shoes wet and walk down the driveway. While the footprints are still wet, each other person should take a turn trying to walk in your steps. Talk about what it looks like to follow in Christ’s steps in your daily life.
  3. Sheep’s Names-Create artwork of your name. Talk about what it means that Jesus knows your name and that you are HIS sheep. Talk about how you know Jesus, your Shepherd’s voice. Hang your artwork where it will remind you of Jesus’ love and care for you, His sheep.

Recitation: The Second Article Part 2 & Meaning [Luther’s Small Catechism, Blue p. 115, Maroon p. 119, Black-p. 176]

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 126-143 (Blue p. 127-135, Maroon p. 130-138)
  • Luther’s Small Catechism, 2017 Questions 162-175 (p. 177-187)

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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