CFM Devotionals: Week of 10/28/2019

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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 10/28/2019.  Click HERE to get this week’s lessons as a PDF. 

Family Home Evening

Song

Come, We That Love the Lord

Lesson

  • Read 1 Timothy 6:7–12 together
  • Why do you think Paul said that the love of money is the root of all evil?
  • Is money bad? Not if you still love God and others more than it.
  • Are there things in your life that you love more than God or others?

Activity

Act out the story of  Jesus and the young rich man. What did the man miss out on because he loved his money so much?

Treat

Chocolate coins covered in gold foil

Scripture of the Week

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: 2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Devotionals

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use!  Don’t feel as though you have to use every single question, journal entry, or activity.  Make sure you look at the activity in advance so you can gather any materials they may require.

Here is a general outline for each devotional:

  • Start by singing the song together and saying a prayer
  • Read the scripture together, and then have a discussion about it using the questions/comments provided
  • Take a few minutes to trace the journal entry question and draw a picture of the answer
    • To get the full-size journal entry, just click on the picture and print
  • Have fun together with the activity!

Modifications for older children:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families
  • Instead of printing the journal entry and answering it with a drawing, create a study journal (a simple spiral notebook will work) to answer the question with a few sentences or paragraphs, depending on the child’s age.

Monday

Song

Our Bishop

Scripture

Timothy & Titus

Discussion

  • Read some of the background of Timothy and Titus.
  • It was good that Paul wrote letters to the saints, but local church leaders like Timothy and Titus were crucial to helping the saints stay on the covenant path.
  • Our bishops have a similar job.

Activity

A Day With the Bishop (cut out the figures and glue them in the correct squares)

Journal Entry

What can I do to support and sustain my bishop?

Tuesday

Song

I Am like a Star

Scripture

1 Timothy 4:10–16

Discussion

  • Timothy was young, but was able to lead the people because of his great example.
  • Even when we are young, we may not know a lot to teach other people, but we can be an example of making right choices. That is being a leader as well.
  • What can you do to lead help those around you make good choices?

Activity

“Be Thou an Example” secret message

Journal Entry

How can I be a good example to my friends?

Wednesday

Song

Come, Come, Ye Saints

Scripture

2 Timothy 4:6–8

Discussion

  • Paul knew that he would probably die soon.
  • But he knew that he had given his life to following what God wanted him to do.
  • Paul faced scary things with faith.
  • How does this help you when you face your fears?

Activity

“Make a Plan” fears book and/or “throw away your fears” tissue box

Journal Entry

What is something I am afraid of?  What can I do to overcome this fear?

Thursday

Song

Press Forward, Saints

Scripture

1 Timothy 4:1–3

Discussion

  • In the last days (our days) there will be many things that try to hurt us or make us choose the wrong.
  • Should we be afraid of these things?
  • Why not?
  • What can you do to prepare yourself to make good choices even when there is so many in the world that do not?

Activity

Trust in God water activity

Journal Entry

How can I know what the truth is?

Friday

Song

Should You Feel Inclined to Censure

Scripture

Philemon 1:16

Discussion

  • How should we treat others? Like a brother or like a servant?
  • What is the difference?
  • How does Heavenly Father see all of us?
  • Ware we all children to Him?

Activity

Friendship challenge

Journal Entry

What can I do this week to make a new friend?

Sunday

Use Sundays for a time of reflection; share what you discussed that day in each of your classes.  Did you learn anything new or hear a different perspective about what you studied this week?

If you went to a class that did not use the Come, Follow Me Manual, then share what stood out to you the most in your class.

Take a few minutes to talk about what parts of Sacrament Meeting you felt like were meant for you.

Discuss the sacrament, including some of the following questions:

  • What did you think about while the sacrament was being passed?  How did you focus on the Savior during that time?
  • Which baptismal covenants are you focused on improving during the week?
  • What can you do during the upcoming week to help you prepare to partake of the sacrament in the following week?

Consider reading the following quote by Elder David B. Haight from his talk The Sacrament from April 1983.:

The weekly opportunity of partaking of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is one of the most sacred ordinances of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is further indication of His love for all of us. Associated with the partaking of the sacrament are principles that are fundamental to man’s advancement and exaltation in the kingdom of God and the shaping of one’s spiritual character. We should reflect in our own weekday conduct the spiritual renewal and commitments made on Sunday. We may fail to recognize the deep spiritual significance this ordinance offers to each of us personally. Is it possible that a casual attitude on our part of routine formality of this sacred occasion might deaden our opportunity for spiritual growth?

Primary Assignment:

The Come, Follow Me – For Primary manual contains a section in each week’s lesson entitled “Encourage Learning at Home.”  Here is this week’s invitation:

Invite the children to share with their families what they learned about the scriptures and to find one verse of scripture that they can share with the class next week (with help from their parents, if needed).

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