CFM Devotionals: Week of 11/4/2019

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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 11/4/2019.

Family Home Evening

Song

Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice

Lesson

  • Read Hebrews 2:1–4 together.
  • We know what is right and wrong, but sometimes we let good things we should be doing slip away.
  • You can use an object lesson to show that somethings are hard to hold onto (a bar of soap, etc)
  • How can we make sure that the things we hear and learn don’t slip away from us?
  • Conference was 1 month ago. Do you still remember the things you learned?
  • What can you do to make sure you remember and do those things?

Activity

Play hot potato.

Treat

Jello Jigglers

Scripture of the Week

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

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

O My Father

Scripture

“Jesus … came to improve man’s view of God and to plead with them to love their Heavenly Father as He has always and will always love them. … So feeding the hungry, healing the sick, rebuking hypocrisy, pleading for faith—this was Christ showing us the way of the Father” – Jeffery R. Holland

Discussion

  • When Christ was here, He was a great example for all of us.
  • He was setting an example of who Heavenly Father is.
  • We can learn much about our Father from His son that lived His life just like His father would have.

Activity

Heavenly parents, earthly parents matching activity

Journal Entry

What is something Jesus did that I can work on doing this week?

Tuesday

Song

I Stand All Amazed

Scripture

Hebrews 2:9–18

Discussion

  • One of the reasons Christ went through temptations and afflictions was so that he could experience those in order to help us with the
  • He does not expect us to do everything right the first time because He could.
  • He understands how hard it is in life and will be there to help us.

Activity

Atonement color by number

Journal Entry

When I mess up the first time at something, what should I do?

Wednesday

Song

Be Thou Humble

Scripture

Hebrews 3:7–8

Discussion

  • Paul taught that we should not harden our hearts.
  • What does that mean?
  • How can we soften our hearts?
  • Why do you think it is important to have a humble and faithful heart?

Activity

Use playdo to make hearts.  Are they easier to make them beautiful and the right shape when the playdo is soft or is hard and dried out?

Journal Entry

What can I do to have a softer heart?

Thursday

Song

Book of Mormon Stories

Scripture

Hebrews 3:9

Discussion

  • When Paul taught about not hardening our hearts he used a scripture story to show what happened when the children of Israel chose not to have faith in the Lord (the story of the children of Israel being delivered out of Egypt but choosing false idols)
  • Can you think of any other stories where people were blessed, but then chose the wrong?  (tower of Babel, Laman & Lemuel on the boat, sons of Mosiah, etc.)
  • Why do you think that happened?

Activity

Build a tower of Babel

Journal Entry

What are my blessings?

Friday

Song

Hum Your Favorite Hymn

Scripture

Hebrews 1:8–9

Discussion

  • How did Christ show that he loved righteousness and hated iniquity? Can you think of any examples of Christ or His prophets loving people in spite of their sins?  (Joseph of Egypt and his brothers, woman taken in adultery, etc.)
  • How did Christ treat those that had been wicked?
  • If we feel like we want to make a wrong choice, what can we de to change our desires?

Activity

Joseph forgiving his brothers coloring page

Journal Entry

Who in my life is difficult to love?  How can I love them?

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 a scripture, song, or activity they learned in class today with their families for a family home evening.

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