“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” – James 1:22



  • ASK the family: Would you rather have someone say they were your friend (even if they were nice about it) or really show you that they were your friend? Why?
  • ASK: What does the expression ‘Actions speak louder than words’ mean?



  • Read Luke 6:46-49 aloud together.
  • ASK the family: What did Jesus mean by His question, “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” What does calling someone “Lord” mean? (master, ruler, in complete control)
  • ASK: What might each man’s ‘house’ represent?
  • ASK: Did both men hear God’s Words? (yes) What was the difference between them? (what they did with the words – one put them into practice, the other didn’t).
  • Read (or assign a child to read) James 1:22 and then ASK: Is it enough to just read your Bible or hear a Sunday School lesson? What are we supposed to do with what we hear?



  • Both men also had to face a storm. What might the storm represent in our daily lives?
  • How does obeying God’s Word help us survive life’s storms?
  • Today’s big truth is: Only knowing God’s Word without applying it means we don’t know it the way God intends.
  • Close your time in prayer, asking for God to give each of you the wisdom to apply God’s Word.