"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment" (Mark 12:30)

Quotes from the Lord's Word (selected quotes about Worship of the Heart)

Teaching the Spiritual Concept: Worship

Preschool Talks:

"The Fiery Furnace" by the Rev. Kurt Horigan Asplundh

Projects and Activities:


 Learning by Heart  (PDF)


 Hand Motions for the Two Great Commandments (ages 3-7) (PDF)
 A Family Looking to the Lord Together (ages 4-7)  (PDF)
 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego (family lesson level 1)  (PDF)
(Color the picture and then assemble the project so that you can open the doors of the furnace to see the three men inside. When you hold the picture up to the light, you will be able to see the fourth man - the angel sent from the Lord.)

Coloring Pages

Family Activities Overview

Sunday School:  

 Sunday School Lesson 2.21: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego (PDF)
(Make a collage picture of the fiery furnace by coloring the picture of four men, gluing tissue paper flames around them, then attaching a doorway to the furnace that can be opened. This lesson also includes a Fiery Furnace fingerplay and suggestions for dramatization.)
 Sunday School Lesson 1.26: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego (PDF )
(Make a collage by coloring the picture of the angel and the three men in the furnace, then gluing pieces of fiery-colored torn tissue paper.)
 Religion Project for Daniel 3: The Fiery Furnace (PDF)
(Use the crayons or oil pastels to make a picture of the four men in the furnace, then use fire-colored watercolor paint to make the flames around them. By using white crayon for the angel, the fourth "man" will not be seen utnil the flames are painted.)