Today we were looking at our new Power Up: the Power of Praise! 

Check out Acts 16 if you want a bit of context for the story we looked at today. Paul and Silas seemed powerless in a dusty old prison with chains and bars everywhere. But they decided to use their power up even when they were tired and could have been grumpy. They praised God and their chains broke off and the prison doors flew open and God gave them power in that place.

Remember our verse for the month is: 

“God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid but a spirit of power and love and self-control” 

(2 Timothy 1:7 NCV).

Things to talk about with your child:

  1. Why do you think Paul and Silas praised God when things were tough?
  2. Do we have to be in a sticky situation to praise God?
  3. How can we praise God more at home and in our family?

We suggest writing a song or a psalm of praise with your children this week for a bit of fun