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Family Home Evening
- Take My Yoke Upon You.
- Read Matthew 11:28–30
- What does it mean to have a heavy burden?
- When have you felt that life is hard?
- Who can you ask for help?
Get a wagon. Load it up with rocks/bricks until the kids can’t pull it anymore. Help them out and show that they can do a lot more when someone is helping pull their responsibility.
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.
- Watch this video
- What Power did Jesus give to his disciples? (Priesthood)
- Why is that power important to his work?
- How can we access that power?
- Who are the current 12 apostles and First Presidency? (Look at the pictures and learn their names.)
- Why are they important?
Print out the pictures of the 12 apostles and the First Presidency. Cut out 15 squares of paper the same size as the pictures. On each square, write the name of an apostle. Then play Memory to match the names with their pictures.
- When we share the gospel with our friends, should we be scared?
- Heavenly Father Promises that if we open our mouths, He will fill them with the words we need to say.
- Sometimes even our friends won’t respect our beliefs.
- What should we do if a person we want to be our friend asks us to make a bad choice?
- Is is more important to choose the wrong and have a friend or lose a friend and choose the wrong?
- Use the example of the Sabbath Day and a friend inviting you to a birthday party or fun event.
- Jesus forgives us of our sins.
- When we recognize that He has forgiven us we love Him even more.
- We should forgive others as well.
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?
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 ideas to keep the Sabbath day holy.