Our prayer is that this resource will allow your family to grow closer to each other as we grow closer to God. This page is created so all you have to do is scroll through and follow the prompts to lead your family in church at home. Have fun with it. Feel free to let one of your children lead the lesson.
Coming this August!
Over the next few weeks we will take a look at Jesus the teacher. Jesus preached to many people so they could learn about God. Jesus taught how believers should live, and He told parables about the kingdom of God. Jesus showed that God wants His people to be saved from sin.
The Sermon on the Mount
What did Jesus teach when He was on earth?
Jesus taught about God and His kingdom. He taught that all Scripture is about Him.
Over the next few weeks we are going to focus on what Jesus taught when He was on earth.
Choose a few songs from the provided videos to use as a time of worship for your family. Three songs will be geared towards preschoolers and three songs will be geared for elementary and pre-teen students. Also feel free to search YouTube/Spotify/Pandora for your favorite worship songs to sing as a family.
Watch the Bible Story Video below and then discuss as a family the Review questions that follow.
The Sermon on the Mount is one of Jesus' most famous teachings In it Jesus taught people how to live in God's kingdom. God's kingdom is very different from the way the world usually works.
Most of the time, I think of mourning, hunger, or persecution as things that I don't want to experience. But Jesus said people experiencing such circumstances are blessed.
Those things Jesus listed are called the Beatitudes, which is a word that means incredible blessings. It's definitely difficult to see all those situations as blessings, but Jesus was offering hope to people going through hard times.
Another difference between the world and God's kingdom is the world usually says that you should hate your enemies and fight against them. Loving people who are cruel to you is not easy. But it's exactly what Jesus did for us!
While we were His enemies because we were sinners, He loved us so much that He died for us. We are called to live as Jesus loved. When we obey His commands, it glorifies God.
Jesus taught people how to live in God's kingdom.
Jesus taught people what it means to follow Him. He taught how people should live, how they should treat one another, and how to love God. People who trust in Jesus live to honor God and show what His kingdom is like.
When we live for Jesus, we show the world how great our Savior is.
Just like Jesus said in this sermon: we are the light of the world. As we obey Jesus, we bring His light to everyone we meet. They can see the good things we do and praise God, too. Then we can tell them how Jesus died to pay for sin and rose again, and they can become His followers too.
Let's review some of the details we have learned in our story to see how much we can remember.
1. Where did Jesus teach in today's story?
2. Name some of the people Jesus said would be blessed?
3. How can believers be a light in the world?
4. What did Jesus say we should do to our enemies? (Matthew 5:44)
5. What will God do to us if we forgive others? (Matthew 6:14)
6. How did people respond to Jesus' teaching?
7. What does this story teach me about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, or the gospel?
8. What does this story teach me about myself?
9. Are there any commands in this story to obey? How are they for God's glory and my good?
10. Are there any promises in this story to remember? How do they help me trust and love God?
11. How does this story help me live on mission better?
Take a few minutes to memorize John 14:25-26 as a family.
Living a life that points people to Jesus can be hard. Jesus even teaches that it could cost us everything we have. But this passage teaches us that the Holy Spirit will help us live for Jesus.
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Before everyone begins running around the house, take the next few minutes to pray as a family. Pray for...
Anything else you would like to.
Good job on leading your family in church today! We hope to be meeting as a church body again soon, but until then we will continue to update this page each Sunday so your family can have church at home.