Worth-ship

We use the word “worship” a lot, but what does it really mean? In this series, we look into the truth and heart of worship. In essence, worship is nothing about us but everything about God. True worship is the act and attitude of wholeheartedly giving yourself to God – spirit, soul, mind and body, because He is God and there is no other like Him. He truly is great and worthy of praise.  (Psalms 96:4) Worship is Worth-Ship – treasuring God above all else and knowing His worth. We hope that through this series, kids understand that worship is about God and the act and attitude of giving God all of oneself!

Worth-ship Week 2: Worship is Giving Our Best to God!

The Big Point: Worship is Giving our Best to God! 

God’s Word: : The Offering and Worship of Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1-7)

Memory Verse: The Lord is great. He is really worthy of praise. People should have respect for him as the greatest God of all. Psalm 96:4

Application: I will give my best and my best worship to God!

Video Time

Video will be updated on Friday 9pm!

Family Conversation

You can choose to have this conversation anytime after the session on Sunday itself, or another day in the week after the session of HopeKids Online!

We use the word “worship” a lot, but what does it really mean? In this series, we look into the truth and heart of worship. In essence, worship is nothing about us but everything about God. True worship is the act and attitude of wholeheartedly giving yourself to God – spirit, soul, mind and body, because He is God and there is no other like Him. He truly is great and worthy of praise.  (Psalms 96:4) Worship is Worth-Ship – treasuring God above all else and knowing His worth. We hope that through this series, kids understand that worship is about God and the act and attitude of giving God all of oneself! 

 

Talk to your child about what they just learnt by asking them these questions: 

  1. What did you learn about worship today? Can you share with me the Big Point?
    [Big Point: Worship is Giving Your Best to God! ] 
  2. Who are the characters you learnt from today? 
  3. What were Cain’s and Abel’s jobs? 
  4. What did they do as worship to God? 
  5. Did Cain give his best to God? 
  6. Did Abel give his best to God? 
  7. Who was God pleased with and why? 
  8. Does God still love Cain?

For parents with primary kids, the following are extra questions to explore with your kids! Ask them to bring out their Reflection Sheet! 

  1. Do you think God cares about your heart and your sincerity behind your actions? 
  2. Is worship about God or about you? How do you still worship God even when you don’t feel like it?

Family Time & Kid’s Challenge

The activities below are simple ones for you to have some fun bonding as a family whilst helping your child recap what they have learnt on Sunday! Try to space them out over the weekdays. We have added a NEW Memory Verse Challenge for you to try as a family!

As a family, write down together a list of God’s character (i.e. who is God to you?→ God is kind, God is my Father, God is love)

Thereafter, going down the list of God’s characters you have written, sing it out to the tune of your favourite praise or worship song or create your own tune as you sing them out. Remember – God does not see the form but He sees your heart. Will be a good activity to encourage your kids not to be shy in praising & worshipping God for He is worthy & deserves our best!

Optional: Take a photo of your list or record your family praise & worship session down & post on social media and tag @hopekids.sg on instagram or @hopekidssg on facebook with the hashtag #HopeKidsFamilyFun or share with your LG through your LG chatgroup!

Remember Activity 5 on the memory verse which you did on Sunday? Your challenge mid-week is to remember what the memory verse is without referring to it!

 Otherwise, re-print the activity (you can copy by hand for those without a printer) and challenge your parents and/or siblings to see who can fill in the blanks the fastest with the most correct answers.

Optional: Post the finished product on social media and tag @hopekids.sg on instagram or @hopekidssg on facebook with the hashtag #HopeKidsFamilyFun or share with your LG through your LG chatgroup!

Get creative & show us how do you worship Jesus? Some examples – singing a song with your favourite stuffed toy, writing a letter to Jesus, finishing all your homework without your parents telling you to. Remember, worship is about giving our best to God! 

Optional: Post what you did on social media and tag @hopekids.sg on instagram or @hopekidssg on facebook with the hashtag #HopeKidsChallenge or share with your LG through your LG chatgroup!

HOPEKIDS On-Demand Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to print the needed materials (if any) and prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child: 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…)

Abel’s best to God was choosing the best lamb he had to give to God. Take a piece of paper and express what is the best thing you would like to give to God! ❤️

If you are good at writing, you can write a poem to God, if you are good at drawing, you can make the best art piece for God as worship, if you are good at singing, sing to God and draw yourself singing to God in worship! Anything done in faith and love can be worship unto God because Worship is Giving Your Best to God! ❤️

Parents can get your children to share with you what he/she wrote or draw! This is a great chance for you to understand how your child and their affections towards God/Jesus! 🙂

Worship can be anything we do out of love for God, but Praise and Worship time is the clearest way to showing our love for God  ❤️

Reflect to the last time you were in Praise and Worship and think if it will please God. Whenever you worship, are you giving your best worship to God? Draw out how you can worship God better the next time you step into a time of Praise and Worship! 

For primary children, write a sentence or two to describe what you drew! 🙂

Let your child colour a picture of Cain and Abel! Simply print by accessing the file here: Cain and Abel Colouring Sheet 

You can also opt to colour online if you have an iPad/Tablet by clicking Here: Colour Online!

This Spot the Difference is not just between Cain and Abel but both brothers. There are 2 pictures of Cain and Abel but there are some differences in the 2 similar pictures. Make sure to spot 8 differences within the 2 pictures. 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Cain and Abel Spot the Difference 

(Note: This activity will require the file to be printed in colour.)

PRINT: Worth-Ship Junior Writing Practice 2

Practice is one way of helping your child improve, both in writing and in remembering God’s Word! Let your Junior kids have some practice in writing by writing out the memory verse! Let them use markers or crayons to write out easily and beautifully! 

Also, allow them to draw a picture of how they think God is great! 😀 Parents might need to help children to finish the sentence. 🙂

Be sure to go through the Memory Verse with them again!

PRINT: Worth-Ship Memory Verse Quiz and cut the first page to 2 

Our Memory Verse gives us one plain reason why God is truly worthy of worship and worthy of praise! Use the memory verse quiz to test if you still remember the Memory Verse and to recommit it to memory. 

Draw a picture of how you think God is great! 😀 

Simply print this Reflection out or write out for your child to answer on a piece of paper or exercise book/journal. 🙂 

 

  • Do you think God cares about your heart and your sincerity behind your actions? 
  • Is worship about God or about you? How do you still worship God even when you don’t feel like it?

If your child is in possession of their HopeKids Journal, they are free to use that as well! 🙂

Worth-ship Week 1: Worship is About God’s Worth!

The Big Point: Worship is About God’s Worth!

God’s Word: David Praises God in the Streets (2 Samuel 6:12-22) with A Song of Praise to God (Psalm 96) 

Memory Verse: The Lord is great. He is really worthy of praise. People should have respect for him as the greatest God of all. Psalm 96:4

Application: I will worship because God is worthy!

Video Time

Video will be updated on Friday 9pm!

Family Conversation

You can choose to have this conversation anytime after the session on Sunday itself, or another day in the week after the session of HopeKids Online!

Talk to your child about what they just learnt by asking them these questions: 

  1. Is worship about God or is it about you?
  2. What did you learn about worship today? Can you share with me the Big Point?
    [Big Point: Worship is About God’s Worth]
  3. Who is the character you learnt from today? How did he worship God? 
  4. What is the Ark of the Covenant? Why is it important?
    [Parents of Junior (4-6 y.o.) kids, please explain to them using the colouring sheet]
  5. Do you like to worship? What is your favourite thing about worship?
  6. What are some things about God that makes him worthy of worship? 

For parents with primary kids, the following are extra questions to explore with your kids! 🙂 Ask them to bring out their Reflection Sheet for questions 8 and 9! 

  1. Activity (See Activity 5 for Primary Kids): Let the children share with you what might hinder them from worshipping wholeheartedly. Reply with a prayer/encouragement/Bible Truth/Bible Verse to encourage them! 
  2. What is one thing you learnt today about Worship that you want to keep remembering?
  3. What is one reason you can worship God for regardless of how you feel?

Family Time & Kid’s Challenge

The activities below are simple ones for you to have some fun bonding as a family whilst helping your child recap what they have learnt on Sunday! Try to space them out over the weekdays. We have added a NEW Memory Verse Challenge for you to try as a family!



DIY a musical instrument or worship wand/flag and use them when you praise & worship together as a family.

Some ideas can be found here: 

  1. http://soldaeira.blogspot.com/2013/04/varinha-arco-iris-rainbow-wand.html
  2. https://kinderart.com/art-lessons/multic/maracas-recycled-objects/
  3. https://www.redtedart.com/musical-instrument-crafts-for-kids/?cn-reloaded=1


Optional: Record your family praise & worship session down & post on social media and tag @hopekids.sg on instagram or @hopekidssg on facebook with the hashtag #HopeKidsFamilyFun or share with your LG through your LG chatgroup!



Having trouble remembering verses from the Bible? Want to know who has the best memory in the family? Here’s a chance to challenge your parents/siblings! 

 

  1. Write or type the Bible verse onto a sheet of paper. 
  2. Cut the verse into individual words and tape each word to a large building block. (Duploes or Mega-Blocks work great!)
  3. Mix the words. 
  4. Repeat the verse several times as a family. 
  5. Challenge your child (Can split into teams for bigger families) to use the building blocks to build something creative, while getting the Bible verse words in the correct order.

 

Optional: Post the finished product on social media and tag @hopekids.sg on instagram or @hopekidssg on facebook with the hashtag #HopeKidsChallenge or share with your LG through your LG chatgroup!



Record a video of yourself singing your favourite praise or worship song! Make it more fun by coming up with your own actions!


Optional: Post on social media and tag @hopekids.sg on instagram or @hopekidssg on facebook with the hashtag #HopeKidsChallenge or share with your LG through your LG chatgroup!

HOPEKIDS On-Demand Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to print the needed materials (if any) and prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child: 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…)



Take a piece of paper and express how God is worthy of worship! Make a list or multiple drawings of your own reasons why you think God is worthy of worship!
❤️

E.g. Because God made me.

Because God made the whole world and made sure everything is working and good.

Because God is powerful. 

Because Jesus is the biggest superhero. 

Because Jesus can love everyone even the biggest meanie. 

Because God is Big. 

Parents can get your child to share with you what he/she wrote or draw! This is a great chance for you to understand how your child understands God/Jesus to be! 🙂



In David’s time, the Ark of the Covenant was akin to God’s physical presence. David was so happy when he got the ark of covenant back to his city that he couldn’t help but to sing and dance in worship! ❤️

Now imagine yourself instead. 

What would make you so happy that you cannot help but to leap in song and dance in worship? Draw a picture of what about God makes you so happy that you can be dancing and singing in worship! 

For primary children, write a sentence or two to describe what you drew!



Let your child colour a picture of David Dancing before God! Recall the Big Point and story as they trace and find out more about the Ark of the Covenant! 

Parents of Junior (4-6 y.o.) kids: Read through the significance of the Ark of the Covenant with your kids during Family Conversation! Simply print by accessing the file here: David Dancing Colouring Page



Did you know that when Jesus comes back and makes a new heaven on earth, we will get to be with God and worship God forever and ever? We will truly Worship God for all He’s Worth!

When Jesus comes back, the new heaven will be very beautiful, shimmery bright and golden! This is a possible picture of how our New Heaven and New Earth will look like but God’s masterpiece will be much nicer !! Try to spot the difference between the 2 pictures! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: New Heaven and New Earth Spot the Difference 

(Note: This activity will require the file to be printed in colour.)



PRINT:
Worth-Ship Junior Writing Practice 


Let your Junior kids have some practice in writing by writing out the memory verse! Let them use markers or crayons to write out easily and beautifully!

Be sure to go through the Memory Verse with them again!



PRINT:
Worth-Ship Primary Activity and cut out! 

Sometimes we are easily embarrassed or shy about showing how much we love and value God! David was not because He focused on God and God’s worth more than his feelings. His love for God was so big that it was bigger than his love for himself or his feelings! 

Is there anything that makes you think twice about expressing yourself wholeheartedly to God? Anything that stops you from showing your love for and value of God? Think about these reasons and write it down beside a sad face emoji and place it on an envelope to share with your parents.

PARENTS: To look through what your child shared and exchange it with a prayer/encouragement/Word of God written on a smiley face emoji. 🙂 Do it together with your child – Sit down with your child, read through their concerns and respond, writing what you write and exchange the smiley with their sad face emoji!

Simply print this Reflection out or write out for your child to answer on a piece of paper or exercise book/journal. 🙂 

 

  • What is one thing you learnt today about Worship that you want to keep remembering?
  • What is one reason you can worship God for regardless of how you feel? 

 

If your child is in possession of their HopeKids Journal, they are free to use that as well! 🙂

Hey Parents! Read here first!

Through this period of uncertainty, we are praying for you and your family, and we are here to support you in leading your child to learn more about God and cultivate godly character! Each week, you can access the HopeKids Online experience which includes a fun and interactive video, printable colouring and activity pages and a conversation guide to help the children process what they are learning.

Here’s how a Stay Home Sunday could look like:

Look through the HopeKids Service Experience!
Prepare and print out the Kids Activities in the pack.
Prepare writing materials such as pencils, pens and colour pencils.

Invite your child to join in the time of praise and worship together!
After the time of worship, your child can start on the kids activities as you listen to the sermon.

HopeKids Online Service will be streamed on Church Online after the adult service ends.

After service, ask your child what he / she has learnt about God today or even share what you have personally learnt. Take some time to pray together.

We really want to encourage families to leverage this time to be together and focus on things of eternal significance. Daddy and Mummy are the best role models! When kids see how you seek, worship and learn about God on a daily basis, it inspires them to want to believe in God and do their best for God too!

We look forward to hearing stories of this precious time and memories made together with God and each other as the whole family draws closer to God together.

HopeKids Team

Simple guide on family devotion:

1) Keep it simple and short (especially for those with young children)

2) Start with Praise/worship  (use children P&W songs)

3) Read and share a passage from the Bible (can follow Hopekids passage)

4) Pray together

Keep it flexible, be prepared to change schedule due to unforeseen circumstances; it may look different for different families

Resources that parents can use:
Our own Hopekids Resource
The Treasure Box
Family.org
Biblical Parenting
Marriage Resource for Married Couples
Gospel Project
Discipleland
Superbook

About Us

HopeKids is the kids church of Hope Singapore. We are passionate about seeing every child touched by God’s amazing love and leading them to impact others with the same love. We consider it our honour to partner with parents to foster good biblical values and develop each child’s character!

Each weekend, your child will have an awesome time of sing-and-dance-along, drama, crafts and learning from the Bible. This season we have a weekly video, coupled with family conversation starters and stay home activities for your child!