CFM Devotionals: Week of 4/1/2019

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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 4/1/2019.  Click on the image above to get this week’s lessons as a PDF.

Family Home Evening

Song

Praise to the Man

Lesson

  • Priesthood
    • The priesthood is Heavenly Father’s Power.
    • He gives it to his children to do his work and miracles.
  • Priesthood Keys
    • He gives us keys so we can use his power. Like we have keys to our cars and house that other’s can use.
    • The Prophet has all the keys and he gives some of them to other people so they can all do the work.
    • Jesus gave the apostles the keys. Matthew 16:13–19
    • Joseph Smith received them as well.

Activity

Get 5 or 6 keys and have each child pick one or more to find the lock that it matches.

Treat

“Key” Lime Dump Cake

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

Did Jesus Really Live Again?

Scripture

Matthew 16:13–15

Discussion

  • Who is Jesus?
  • What do other people think of Jesus?
  • Is it different than what people thought of him along time ago?

Activity

Jesus “I Am” Circle craft. If the crosses make you uncomfortable, you can do this coloring page instead.

Journal Entry

Tuesday

Song

Testimony

Scripture

Matthew 16:15–17

Discussion

  • How did Peter know who Jesus was?
  • How do you know that Jesus is the Savior?
  • What ways could you learn more about Christ’s mission and who he was?

Activity

Solve the code to know what to do to build your testimony.

Journal Entry

Wednesday

Song

Easter Hosanna

Scripture

Matthew 17:1–9

Discussion

  • What happened on the Mount of Transfiguration?
    • Transfigured means that he was glorified.
  • Who was with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration?
  • The apostles also received the keys, or authority, to lead Christ’s church after he died.

Activity

Mount of Transfiguration word search

Journal Entry

Thursday

Song

The Spirit of God

Scripture

Matthew 16:19

Discussion

  • Watch this video. “Priesthood Keys: The Restoration of Priesthood Keys”

  • Jesus Promised to give Peter the “keys to the kingdom of Heaven”
  • We know that these are the authority to use the priesthood.
  • Do you remember from Family Home Evening what the keys of the priesthood do? (They unlock blessings of Heavenly Father for everyone.)

Activity

Jesus conferring Priesthood keys to disciples in America coloring page.

Journal Entry

Friday

Song

Lead, Kindly Light

Scripture

Mark 9:22–27

Discussion

  • We have to have faith for miracles to happen.
  • Sometimes we may not have a lot of faith (we may doubt the miracle can happen.)
  • But even a little bit of faith can help our faith grow.

Activity

Faith color-by-number

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 ask their parents or other family members how they gained their testimonies of Jesus Christ.

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