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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 3/25/2019. Click HERE to get this week’s lessons as a PDF.
Family Home Evening
- Read Matthew 14:22–33. Jesus walks on the water.
- Reenact this scene as a family. You could also watch the living scriptures version if you have access to it.
- Why were they scared? Would you have been scared?
- If you are scared do you have faith?
- When he started to sink, how did Peter still show a little faith.
- Sometimes we just need the faith to want to believe.
Make boats out of aluminum foil and see how many pennies you can put on each boat.
Blue Jello with Teddy Grahams on top to show walking on water.
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.
- How did Jesus feel about his Father?
- How do you feel about your father? About Heavenly Father?
- What does it mean to honor your father? How did Jesus honor his father? How can you honor Heavenly Father?
- Watch this video: (The Feeding of the 5000)
- Do you ever feel like you can’t do everything that is asked of you?
- Christ will accept the best you have and then make up the difference.
- Do you think the disciples were nervous about giving the food to the people?
- Watch this video (Wherefore Didst Thou Doubt?)
- How were the disciples feeling when they saw Christ on the water?
- What did Jesus say to them?
- Have you ever felt scared, but prayed and felt better? Jesus strengthens those who follow him.
Jesus walks on the sea (scroll to the end)
- How did Peter feel when Jesus told him to come walk on the water with him?
- How did Nephi feel when he was told to get the plates?
- Faith. Have you ever felt it when you were asked to do something hard, but you knew you could do it with someone’s help?
- Why did some people leave Jesus?
- What he taught was hard. They wanted more food. He wanted to give them spiritual food.
- Why did the disciples stay with Jesus?
- They wanted spiritual food
- What are some things from the scriptures that you can think of when things are hard?
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:
If the children completed this week’s activity page, invite them to use it to teach their families what they learned today.