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Family Home Evening
- Act out the parable of the good Samaritan. Have an adult read through Luke 10:25–37 as you do it.
- Talk about some people you know that may need help.
- Note that those people may not be your friends.
Put together Blessings Bags
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.
Scripture of the Week
Work on memorizing this scripture from the week’s reading (Matthew 18:20)
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- I must forgive others if I am to receive forgiveness from the Lord.
- How many times should we forgive someone? Is it about counting?
- How do we feel after we have forgiven someone?
- If we forgive them does that mean what they did was OK?
- Who are the Seventy?
- Jesus called men to help the apostles with their work of preaching the gospel and helping the members of the church.
- Jesus had called men like this today as well.
Make a simplified version of this Church hierarchy
- To obtain eternal life, I must love God and love my neighbor as myself.
- Watch this video (Parables of Jesus: Parable of the Good Samaritan)
- Mary and Martha were both serving Jesus.
- Jesus reminded Martha to also pay attention to the things that would bring eternal life.
- Those things are the most important. What are some of those things?
- We choose “that good part” by making choices that lead to eternal life
Jesus Once Was a Little Child
- Why would Jesus want us to become like a little child?
- What things to children do or believe that makes them good examples of following Christ?
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.
Family Discussion & Council
- 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?
- Is it ever difficult to fit spiritual things into your family schedule? The story of Mary and Martha could inspire a family council or family home evening about how to do this. As a family, you could make a list of ways to choose “that good part” (see Luke 10:42). From FHE section
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:
Invite the children to share with their family their goal to be like the good Samaritan this week.