Lead In May 1-6, 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 6:1-9; 7:2a, 51-60
  • Psalm 146:1-10
  • 1 Peter 2:2-10
  • John 14:1-14


“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” John 14:6

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

  1. Sing Praise-Read Psalm 146:1-2. Then have each person in your household choose a praise song to sing together. These could be Sunday School songs, hymns, contemporary Christian songs, or they could be originals out of your heart/mind.
  2. Living Stones-Use stones to build a small church. Read 1 Peter 2:5. Talk about how God is using you to build up His spiritual house.

  3. The Way-Create a card that depicts Jesus as the Way. Think of someone you could share the card with and give or mail it to them.

Recitation: The Second Article Part 3 & Meaning [Luther’s Small Catechism, Blue p. 115, Maroon p. 119, Black-p. 188]

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 125; 144-152 (Blue p. 124; 135-143, Maroon p. 127; 138-146)
  • Luther’s Small Catechism, 2017 Questions 176-185 (p. 189-194)

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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