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Family Home Evening
- Select 5-10 pictures of miracles beforehand.
- Let each member of the family pick one picture and tell the story to the rest of the family.
- Share a miracle that happened in your life (or one of someone you know)
- What did the people need to have before the miracle happened? Faith.
Put on a magic show. Are these real? No, but Jesus had great power to do real miracles.
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.
A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief (verse 5)
- Watch this video until 3:40 (Jesus Heals a Blind Man)
- The Savior can heal infirmities and sickness with the Priesthood. Tonight in FHE, we’re going to learn more about the people Jesus healed. Could they be healed on their own, or did they need help?
- Are the people who Jesus healed perfect?
- Sometimes, we need help. We may not be sick, but we all need help – especially if we’ve made a wrong choice. Even if we don’t feel like we can ask Heavenly Father for help because we aren’t perfect, we can always ask Him anyway!
- All we need to have God help us is faith.
Jesus heals a leper craft
- Being a disciple of Jesus Christ means that I put Him first in my life
- Do the activity together. You can use balls and rice instead of rocks and sand. Before you show the kids how to make it all fit, ask them to try different ways on their own to see if they can do it.
- Watch this video (Calming the Tempest)
- Does life feel like it has big storms sometimes? What are some big storms we’ve had in our family?
- When big storms come, we can ask Jesus to help us. Sometimes He doesn’t take away all of the storm, but He keeps us safe during it if we listen to Him.
- Read the scripture and explain how the people were telling Jesus that He was doing things that were wrong.
- Watch this video: (Everyday Example: When Beliefs Are Questioned)
- What happened in the video? What was the girl’s response? How did Jesus respond? (They were both kind, but stated their testimonies and what they really believed.)
Make the treasure box of important things about the Church’s beliefs.
- Watch this video (Jesus Forgives Sin and Heals a Man Stricken With Palsy)
- Before Jesus tells the man to get up and walk, what did He tell him? “Be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee.”
- Even though we make mistakes and sin, we can be happy because we know that we can repent and be forgiven.
Build a house of happiness
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:
Help the children write down an act of service they will perform for someone this week.