CFM Devotionals: Week of 11/11/2019

by Phillip Thomas
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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 11/11/2019.

Family Home Evening


Choose the Right Way


  • Read Hebrews 12:5–11 together.
  • We all do things wrong, someone probably needs to tell us that we are doing something wrong. This is called chastisement.
  • Do you like being told that you did something wrong and need to change?
  • Is it important though?
  • Learning from our mistakes and changing are part of our growth.
  • How should we receive correction?
  • How should we give it?


Play 20 questions.


Make an upside down cake

Scripture of the Week

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week:



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.



The Priesthood Is Restored


Hebrews 7:11


  • There are two types of priesthood.
  • The aaronic or levitical priesthood was what was given to the Isrealites when they weren’t ready for the full priesthood of God in Moses’s time.
  • Christ brought the higher or Melchizedek Priesthood and gave it to his apostles.
  • The Melchizedek priesthood is required for use to become perfected.


Priesthood word search

Journal Entry

How can the Priesthood being restored bless my life?



A Young Man Prepared


Hebrews 7:20–21


  • Part of the Melchizedek Priesthood is an oath or covenant that whoever is given access to the priesthood will serve and use it to do the Lord’s work.
  • Heavenly Father promises blessings to those who use it the way that He asks.
  • It is an important part of a young man’s eternal progression to prepare himself and keep that covenant.


Priesthood hidden scripture

Journal Entry

What can I do to support those who hold the Priesthood?



The Fourth Article of Faith


Hebrews 9:24–28


  • Ordinances (or symbolic rituals) that we do in the church are to remind us of Christ.
  • Think baptism (burial and resurrection) and the sacrament (Christ’s body and blood.)
  • Even the ordinances that the ancient Isrealites did were to help them have symbols of Christ in their lives.
  • Think about how the ordinances that you watch and participate in remind you of Christ.


The Priesthood helps people activity page (page 2)

Journal Entry

What can I do to prepare for baptism?





Hebrews 11:1


  • How does this scripture help you better understand what faith is?
  • If you can see something, do you need faith?
  • In what areas of your life do you believe something exists or is going to happen, but you can see it?
  • How does this apply in your relationship with Christ and Heavenly Father?


Faith is like a seed color-by-number

Journal Entry

How can I grow my faith this week?



Thy Will, O Lord, Be Done


Hebrews 12:2


  • Christ went through incredible physical, spiritual and emotional pain during the Atonement.
  • How did He act? Did He complain?
  • Does this show us how we should endure our own trials?
  • Can you be happy even when hard things are happening to you?


What makes you smile? book

Journal Entry

What can I do to choose to be happy during hard times?


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 write or draw a picture of what they feel is the most important thing they learned in class. Encourage them to share what they learned with their families.

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