Free Devotional Teaching Children to Go to Church
Focus: Matthew 18:20
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” (ESV).
Sea Kids Story
Christian decides to play ball with his friends instead of going to church. When a ball hits him on the head and knocks him out momentarily, he is given a vision of Jesus that makes him understand that going to church is important. The next Sunday, Christian invites Slim, who has never attended church, and as they hear the miraculous powers of Jesus, they both learn Jesus is the true Superhero and is truly the biggest star in the universe.
Watch and Read Together
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Do you sometimes skip going to church because you are tired, or you want to play sports with your friends? The devil loves it when you don’t go to church, because it makes Jesus sad. Jesus and His Father want to see you in church, praying to them and singing songs expressing your love for them or to them. After all, you cannot call them on the phone, text them, or send them an email to tell them you love them. But they hear your prayers and praise and Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” (Matthew 18:20 ESV). After all, church is only one day, and remember: God gives us all the days, hours, and minutes in our lives to do the things we love to do.
Answer these questions together. Have an open and honest discussion and learn how each family member can be respectful to each other and other people, as God’s word directs.
- What is your favorite Bible story about Jesus?
- What is your favorite part of church service? Why is it your favorite part?
- How does going to church make you feel?
- Why do you think church is important?
Finally, Pray Together!
Set a time each day to pray, asking the Holy Spirit to fill you with the Fruit of the Spirit.
- As you pray for the Holy Spirit to fill you, look for opportunities to exhibit, in your actions, one Fruit, in particular, that day and another fruit the next day, until you have exhibited each Fruit of God’s Holy Spirit.