Episode 9
1 John 5:21

This week your family will GET INTO 1 John 5:21. Together you’ll consider how to KEEP away from ANYTHING that might TAKE God’s place in your HEARTS!

So, gather your family, start streaming the video, and … GET INTO IT.


After the video remind your family that this week you’ll TALK IT UP and also ACT IT OUT together as you find ways to put God’s Word into action!

We protect God’s place in our HEARTS when we surrender to Him. Think about ANYTHING that might be TAKING God’s place in your HEARTS as you worship along with Tim Timmons and his family! Grab the lyrics to “I Surrender” HERE.

As you TALK IT UP this week, keep track of ideas your family has about ANYTHING that might be TAKING God’s place in your HEARTS. And TALK IT UPWARDS too! Ask God to give you a clear view of your HEARTS and to help you give yourselves ever more fully to Him!

Here are 5 quick questions to help you launch fun family talks about 1 John 5:21!


What’s one way you can KEEP God in your HEART today?


If you could reach into your pocket right now and pull out ANYTHING, what would you want to find in your hand?


Quick! Sing a song—and it can be ANYTHING, any song you know! Is it easier or harder to decide on a song when you’re given so many choices?


If you were offered a choice, which would you rather TAKE: the gift of being beautiful or the gift of being smart? How about the choice of putting God first or second in your HEART? Share why you picked what you picked in those choices.


What can happen if your family doesn’t keep God first in your HEARTS?

Do a deep dive into the. 1 John 5:21 keywords with these definitions and quick questions. Pick one word per day and TALK IT UP!

Keep track of your family’s ideas for how keep God first in your lives, and ways to KEEP away from ANYTHING that might TAKE God’s place in your HEARTS. Then, as a family, ACT IT OUT—do something that will help keep God front and center or step away from something that’s getting the attention God deserves.

These questions will help your family connect keywords back to 1 John 5:21. Answer all the questions or pick just 1 or 2—whatever works best for your family!

  • What’s something that could happen for your family if you KEEP God first in your HEARTS?
  • Ask God to do ANYTHING for your family. He may not do it, but He wants to know your HEART—your deepest feelings. What’s your HEART for your family?
  • If TAKING is the act of seizing something, what’s something not physical you want to seize for your family? Happiness, maybe? Or forgiveness? What would you TAKE?
  • God knows your HEARTS—everything you feel and believe. What’s something good about God knowing you so well?

Encourage others! Tell them what your family did to put 1 John 5:21 into action. If you use social media, include a photo or video clip using the hashtag #righthererightnow.