CFM Devotionals: Week of 3/18/2019

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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 3/18/2019.  Click on the image above to get this week’s lessons as a PDF

Family Home Evening

Song

Faith

Lesson

  • Parables. What is a parable?
    • Read several from chapter Matthew 13.
    • Write down several simple principles of the gospel on small papers (prayer, forgiveness, share the gospel) and put them in a jar.
    • Have each family member pick one out and think of a parable or analogy for that principle.

Activity

  • Color a picture of the analogy that they picked, or their favorite one from the scriptures.
  • Owlegories is a short (15 minutes) kids show that does this with several principles.

Treat

Chocolate cake (or other baked good) with this accompanying explanation

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.

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Monday

Song

The Tenth Article of Faith

Scripture

Matthew 13:11

Discussion

  • What is the Kingdom of Heaven?
  • Why do you think Jesus called his church a kingdom?
  • Is Jesus the King? What kind of King would he be?
  • Why did Jesus create a church?

Activity

Kingdom of Heaven activity pages (we are just using the last page with the treasure hunt on it)

Journal Entry

Tuesday

Song

The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden

Scripture

Matthew 13:3-8

Discussion

  • We are the ground in the parable. How can we be good ground? So teachings of Jesus will stick with us and grow?
  • What are some things that can prevent us from learning about Jesus (thorns?)

Activity

Parable of the Sower coloring page

Journal Entry

Wednesday

Song

The Church of Jesus Christ

Scripture

Matthew 13:44–46

Discussion

  • What are you willing to give up or do that is hard to help the church grow?
  • What can you do to help the church grow?
    • Share the gospel
    • Share your testimony
    • Be an example of Jesus

Activity

Missionary work matching game

Journal Entry

Thursday

Song

I’ll Walk with You

Scripture

Matthew 13:36–43

Discussion

  • A tare is a poisonous weed that looks like wheat.
  • If there are tares mixed in with wheat, you can’t get rid of the tares until everything is grown up and ready to harvest.
  • There is bad stuff in the world. What can we do to make sure we remain good?

Activity

Wheat and the Tares color-by-number

Journal Entry

Friday

Song

As Sisters in Zion

Scripture

Luke 8:1–3

Discussion

  • Certain women also followed Christ as his disciples. They listened to his teachings and helped him.
  • Anyone can serve others and Christ.
  • What can you do to give of your things and your devotion to Jesus?

Activity

Walk In Jesus’ Footsteps Activity (scroll halfway down the page)

Journal Entry

Follower of Jesus footprint

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 teach their families about one of the parables they learned in Primary.

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