Welcome to LifeSpring Kids At Home, a resource designed to fuel family discipleship in your home in partnership with what kids are learning at church. Each week you will be provided with new content that relates with what is being taught in your church's kids ministry.

Whether you have been discipling for years or are just getting started, The Gospel Project At Home is designed to give you a realistic, yet meaningful, starting point of one night a week family worship that you can build from by using additional content included here as well as by adding other resources.  

Choose a day and a time for a weekly family worship experience that allows your family to be as consistent as possible. Use these materials to engage in an experience that lasts about 10-15 minutes, or one that can be longer if you desire. All you need is LifeSpring Kids At Home and a Bible.

Ready? Keep scrolling for this week's Kids at Home!  

- READ THE SCRIPTURE -

Read all or parts of Isaiah 44 from your Bible.

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- TALK ABOUT THE SCRIPTURE -

 

Matty Benedetto is known as the creator of “Unnecessary Inventions”: a store, YouTube channel, and social media account. He invents products that no one needs because they have no purpose. His inventions include things like the Hoverbrella—an umbrella that attaches to a drone and the FurRoller—a contraption that covers your clothing in pet hair so you can pretend to be an animal lover. He has a lab full of useless inventions that never should’ve been made! 

 

As we read through the history of Israel, we see the people turning away from God and worshiping idols. These idols were nothing but wood or metal. They had no power to help the people, much less the power to save them from sin. Even still, the people chose to worship useless things they had created instead of worshiping the God who had created them!  

 

The Bible tells us that God is jealous for His people. It doesn’t mean He is jealous in a sinful way, because God is without sin. It means that God deserves all our worship, and He wants us to enjoy worshipping Him. God loves us so much that He doesn’t want us wasting our time making unnecessary inventions to worship; because of Jesus we can worship the one true God! 

  

God alone is worthy of our worship. He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross and save us from our sins. We can turn from our idolatry and evil ways to rejoice in the God who saves. 

 

Pray: God, thank You for sending Jesus to die on the cross and save us from our sins. Help us to believe in Him. Give us the strength to turn away from the other things that want our worship and help us to give it all to You.

- WATCH THE BIBLE STORY VIDEO -

Watch this Bible Story video with your kids to reinforce this week's devotion.

- LEARN SCRIPTURE -

The key passage below is focused on at church. Consider talking about what this passage means and memorizing it as well.

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- Sing SCRIPTURE -

This song is a helpful way to worship, and to learn and memorize the Key Passage.

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The prayer guide includes two prompts—one for mornings and one for evenings—that you can use during the week to help direct prayer and start casual family conversations about God.

Mornings

Ask God to reveal the things in your life that steal the time, attention, and desire that belongs only to God. How have you given your worship (time, passion, desire) to something other than God? Why does God alone deserve our worship?        

Evenings

Pray for people groups around the world who have not heard or are unreceptive to the gospel. Ask God to reveal His glory to them so they can dedicate all their worship to Him. How can our family help those who have never heard about Jesus?

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Two activities related to what your family is talking about are suggested each week. One activity is for your family to enjoy and the other is for your family to serve in some way as you live out the gospel in your community.  

For Fun

Provide a bucket of random craft supplies, household items, and building tools—anything you have lying around the house is great! As a family, survey the supplies and come up with an invention to create together. Talk about how your invention might be helpful, but there is probably a better version. Remind kids that a lot of things will compete for our worship but only God is worthy of our worship. We praise Him because He is better than everything else! 

To Serve

Take a family fast this week from an item or practice that is often used in your home. It could be a fast from TV, going out to eat, or certain types of food. At the end of the week, talk about how your body and mind craved those things because they have become so important to your daily life. Would we feel the same withdrawals if we went a week without worshiping Jesus? Discuss some practices like singing together, reading God’s Word, or serving that would make worshiping God a more regular practice in the life of your family. 

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