Family Service

Sunday, October 10th, 2020

Families, gather around and enjoy this service together. Watch the video and then use the discussion questions below to have a conversation about the lesson.

NEW SERIES! Spooky Stories of the Bible!

THIS WEEK: When Jesus Nears, You Can Wipe Your Tears.

Parents, whether your kids are attending church, or worshiping at home online - this page is FOR YOU as well as for them! Watch with your kids and then use the discussion questions below to have an intention conversation on the week's lesson. If your kids attend Highpoint Church with Pastor, it's a great review! If not, welcome! And we hope you'll have a great time learning about Jesus!

FIRST: Read the Bible Story in John 11:1-44

(Link opens in a new window, or use your own Bible.) For some Spooky Fun, read in the dark with a flashlight!

SECOND: Opening Discussion Questions:

  • What miracle did Jesus do in this story?
  • Do you remember the name of Jesus' friend? (Lazarus)
  • What was wrong with Jesus' friend? (He was sick)
  • What did his other friends ask? (For Jesus to come help)
  • Did Jesus go right away? (No, he waited two days!)
  • What happened to Lazarus? (He died)
  • When Jesus got there and found out that his friend had died, what did He do first? (He cried.)
  • Then he ask them to do something, what? (Remove the stone covering the grave!)
  • Complete this sentence, "Jesus said, 'LAZARUS, _________________!" (COME FORTH! Which means, "come out!")
  • What did Lazarus do? (He came out!)
  • What do you think of the story? What can we learn?
    • Jesus has power over death!
    • Jesus cares about His friends.
    • Sometimes when we ask for Jesus to do something, He has an even bigger plan! They wanted Jesus to HEAL, He wanted to RAISE Lazarus from the Dead!

THIRD: Watch the "Mr. Bones" Review Video!

FOURTH: Application Discussion

  • What is something YOU are praying for?
  • What is a prayer God has answered for you?
  • Has God ever said no to something you asked for?
  • Sometimes God says wait - a 'no' might be a 'wait." Are you waiting on anything?
  • Why does God sometimes make us wait for an answer to prayer?

FIFTHR.I.P.  (Respond in Prayer)

Dear God,
Thank you so much for the promises in your Word that you love us and have a good plan for our lives. It is so comforting to read that Jesus calls us friends and that He cares about us. Help us to trust you and your plan for our lives, even when we can feel like we are in “deep waters” or when things donʼt go the way we have planned or when we feel like you arenʼt answering prayer the way we would like. It is good to know that you feel our sorrows with us, so we can wipe our tears when Jesus comes near.

In Jesus Name, AMEN!

Here is our THEME VERSE for the Month, work on memorizing it!

BONUS VIDEO: In this silly video, Dr. Honeydo learns that the only way to get rid of sin is to accept Jesus as your Savior. Jesus is our Savior because He has defeated death once and for all!
THEME VERSE: We'll be memorizing this verse this month! YOU CAN DO IT! Just write it out somewhere or download this image.

Wanna stay up a little later at bedtime? Just say, "I wanna listen to Pastor Karl's Bedtime Story!" How could your parents say no?

NEW: Pastor Karl has launched a new Podcast called: Pastor Karl's Bedtime Stories! It is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Play. (OR, if you have Alexa, just say, "Alexa, play Pastor Karl's Bedtime Stories on Apple Podcasts" - and yes, you can listen at any time of day, it doesn't have to be bedtime!)

Be sure to come back NEXT WEEK for another fun video!

Didja miss last week?