Lead In June 5-10, 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.

  • Hosea 5:15-6:6
  • Psalm 119:65-72
  • Romans 4:13-25
  • Matthew 9:9-13


“[Jesus] was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” Romans 4:25

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

  1. God WILL Work-As surely as ____ [the sun rises; the winter rains; the spring rains that water the earth], God will work…so let us acknowledge Him.
  2. The Sick Need a Doctor-Designate one person to be the doctor. Without the doctor knowing, designate one other person to be “sick.” The doctor will stick a bandaid onto the person who s/he believes is the “sick” one. If they are wrong, say “it’s not the healthy who need a doctor but the sick” and allow them to try again. Take turns being doctor. Talk about what Jesus meant when He said this phrase. Talk about how it is not the perfect who need Jesus but sinners.
  3. Who Do You Eat With?-Eat with someone you wouldn’t normally eat with—sit at a different spot at work or school; invite someone new over for dinner; or buy an ice cream for someone at the park and chat for a bit. Why do you think Jesus ate with people? Why do you think His eating with certain people caused such a stir?

Recitation: The First Petition of the Lord’s Prayer and Meaning [Luther’s Small Catechism, Blue p. 176, Maroon p. 181, Black-p. 242]

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 208-211 (Blue p. 177-178, Maroon p. 182-183)
  • Luther’s Small Catechism, 2017 Questions 250-254 (p. 242-244)

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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