Family Worship Experience Resources:
The weekly rhythm of worshipping God together as a family will be a great blessing to your children. These resources are provided to help your children worship with their church family either at home or in-person at SMRBC.
Worship Bulletin Activity Sheets
These worship bulletins will help your child to engage with the Bible text that is shared in the Sunday sermon.
|Ages 3-6||Ages 7-12|
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Sermon Notes for Kids
There are many free sermon notes for kids to be found on Pinterest and other places. These tools can be used to help your children be active listeners. Use the sheet at a later time to discuss the message. It’s also a good idea to reward kids for listening and taking notes. The promise of a lollipop or other reward can make a big difference.
The tally mark sheet is created each week for the “Kids Worship Packs“. If your children are attending the in-person worship gatherings on Sunday, look for those packs in the foyer. To mix it up…try one of the other sermon note sheets.
- “Living Up: Matthew 5:17-20” tally mark sheet.
- “Alphabet and Count” sermon note sheet.
- “Handwriting Practice Notes” Use this sheet to have your child practice their handwriting skills.
- “Sermon Notes sheet for older kids“
Family Worship Experience: Next Steps
Each week I will try to make a suggestion that will keep the Sunday message before your children. Pick a time that works best for you family to do this activity. Maybe after dinner or before bed.
Good news is always better than good behavior: Share the Good News with your kids this week. You could watch this video from The Gospel Project together.
Matthew 5:20 says, “For I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.” Most listening to Jesus’ sermon may have been shocked by these words. They would have thought this was impossible. The Pharisees were the best rule followers ever! If we are not intentional to emphasize Jesus’ righteousness and the Gospel, our kids can also be convinced that good behavior is what makes them righteous before God. This week discuss how Jesus did the impossible. His death and resurrection allows those who trust in Him to be the “righteousness of God” (See 2 Corinthians 5:1-20).