Family Devotional – Strong and Courageous

1. Background

Since we have decided to cancel public gathering for worship amidst the current COVID-19 epidemic and are only holding them via live stream, we are also providing weekly family devotional resources.

This can be used with children (of all ages) on Sunday morning, or at some other time during the week.

For the week of May 31, it’s called Strong & Courageous – the words that God spoke to Joshua when Joshua was leading the people of Israel across the Jordan River. Here’s the verse, Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

You can download a pdf version of the instructions here, or simply read the explanation below! Family Devotional – Strong and Courageous – Westminster PC – 2020 05 31

We’d love to see your finished products! Take a picture and email to

2. Materials Needed

♦ To colour a picture of the verse:

  •  Crayons, pencil crayons, or markers
  •  We have 3 colouring sheets for you to download and print:
    • 1 for primary artists
    • 1 for intermediate artists
    • 1 for expert artists

♦To make a Wall Hanging to hang by your door:

  • Print the Strong and Courageous poster (8 1/2 x 11)
  • Cardboard or Bristol board
  • Scissors (use safely!)
  • Glue
  • Hole Punch
  • String or wool (30 cm or 12” long)

Here are links to each piece of artwork separately.  Feel free to print out as many as you need of each one!

3. Wall Hanging Activity

Step 1: Cut a piece of your cardboard or Bristol board to match the size of your poster (8 1/2 x 11)

Step 2: Glue your poster to the cardboard or Bristol board

Step 3: Punch a hole in each of the top corners of your poster (not too close to the edge!)

Step 4: Thread your string or wool through each hole and tie a knot at each end.

Step 5: Your project is ready to hang! You might need help from your mom or dad to hang it up.


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