CFM Devotionals: Week of 3/11/2019

by Phillip Thomas
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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 3/11/2019.  Click HERE to get this week’s lessons as a PDF. 

Family Home Evening

Song

The Oxcart

Lesson

  • 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?

Activity

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.

Treat

Deviled eggs (yoke/yolk…get it?) or peanut butter eggs

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

Called to Serve

Scripture

Matthew 10:1

Discussion

  • 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?

Activity

12 Apostles accordion book

Journal Entry

Tuesday

Song

The Sixth Article of Faith

Scripture

Articles of Faith 1:6

Discussion

Activity

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.

Journal Entry

Wednesday

Song

I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Scripture

Matthew 10:17–20

Discussion

  • 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.

Activity

I Can Be a Missionary Now talking bubbles

Journal Entry

I Can Be a Missionary Now talking bubbles

Thursday

Song

Nephi’s Courage

Scripture

Matthew 10:34–39

Discussion

  • 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.

Activity

Good choices coloring page

Journal Entry

Friday

Song

Help Me, Dear Father

Scripture

Luke 7:41-47

Discussion

  • 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.

Activity

Forgiveness game

Journal Entry

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 ideas to keep the Sabbath day holy.

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2 comments

Angela February 24, 2019 - 10:14 pm

HI Tiffany,

It would be helpful to have the page numbers for the songs on the saving talents blog. I’ve enjoyed using it & have found it to be helpful.

Saw the ice cub activity for where your treasure is. Looks like fun.

For the devotionals and FHE for week of 3/11/2019; I liked the, Matthew 11:28–30 treat Deviled eggs (yoke/yolk…get it?) or peanut butter eggs. Pretty clever play on words. I’ll have to prepare ahead of time for this treat. : ) Angela

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Tiffany February 24, 2019 - 10:29 pm

Thank you!! So the songs are all linked – if you click on the song, it takes you right to where the music and lyrics are for it. 🙂

Glad you like the activities, we’re excited to be doing them!

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