Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of August 23-29

Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!

This interactive Bible time is a great way for your family to gather around God's Word and read, listen, watch, sing, and do activities together that help you learn more about God's great love for you in Jesus.

Jesus' First Miracle

Why are signs important? What do they do?

Early in His ministry, Jesus was invited to a wedding. Jesus’ mother, Mary, was there too. Jesus brought along His disciples. Wedding celebrations at that time lasted several days. But early in this party, the wine ran out. This would have been very embarrassing to the family. So Mary asked Jesus to help—and then told the servants to do whatever He said. When Jesus told

the servants to fill up six large jars with water, they must have wondered at Him. But they did it. What happened next was a sign to Jesus' followers--a sign that pointed to who Jesus really is!

Opening Prayer

Dear Jesus, You want all people to come to know You as their Savior. Help us see and understand the signs in Your Word that tell us about You, and help us share the truth about You with others. Amen.


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Bible Truth

Our God Jesus does miracles.

Bible Lesson: Jesus' First Miracle

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible ( OR John 2:1-11
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Jesus First Miracle 1

Talk about it

  • What was the problem at the wedding?
  • How did Jesus help?
  • What happened as a result of Jesus’ miracle?
  • God often uses ordinary things (water, wine, bread) to show His extraordinary power. How does God use water, bread, and wine in the church service today?

The bride and groom ran out of wine. Jesus turned water into the best wine.

Not only were the bride and groom saved from embarrassment but, through this miracle, this sign, Jesus’ disciples also believed in Him as the Son of God.

God uses ordinary water combined with His Word in Baptism to wash away sins and make us His children. God uses ordinary bread and wine in Holy Communion to give us forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our faith.

Bible Verse

Jesus . . . manifested His glory. John 2:11

John 2:11

Worship Song

My Hope Is In the Lord | Cave Quest VBS Music Video | Group Publishing

Musical Meditation

In Christ Alone (Official Lyric Video) - Keith & Kristyn Getty, Alison Krauss

Things To Do Together

Download a page of activities and crafts that help connect Bible learning to life.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear Jesus, we know that You love us and that You provide all good things for us here on earth. Thank You providing the most important thing of all, forgiveness of sins through Your death and resurrection. Help us to share this good news with everyone. In Your name we pray. Amen.

Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House

A portion of these Bible lesson materials are from the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.

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Chapel of the Cross--Lutheran

Chapel of the Cross--Lutheran exists to show the love of Jesus to North County and beyond, so that all may have a living relationship with Christ.

Our Core Values:

  • Empowered by the cross of Christ
  • People working together
  • Opening the Word to all people
  • Showing the love of Jesus
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