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Family Home Evening
- Read John 10:1–18, 27–29 and act out the different parts of the story with cut outs or toy figures.
- What is the difference between the shepherd and the hireling?
- What does this tell you about Jesus when he calls himself the Good Shepherd?
Play the animal game (act out animals and everyone tries to guess the animal.) Don’t forget sheep and wolves!
Scripture of the Week
Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: John 14:17
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.
- What do you have a testimony of?
- How did you gain that testimony?
- Did you have to do something first? (Like pray before you knew Heavenly Father answered prayers?)
- We gain testimony as we try out the things we learn.
Sharing time idea #4 – build a fortress with testimony stones
- Watch this video: (Go and Sin No More)
- When we are forgiven, Christ takes away our sin as long as we don’t sin anymore.
- In the Old Testament, Moses saw a burning bush and God said, “I am”
- Jesus knew who He was. Who am I?
- Watch this video: (Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind)
- Have you experienced miracles during your challenges?
- Sometimes we need the hard things for Heavenly Father to show us miracles.
Book of Mormon Stories (verse 8)
- Who are the ‘other sheep?’
- Jesus was referring to other people in the world that believed in him, but hadn’t seen him yet. (The Book of Mormon has the record of when Christ came to them after he left the disciples in Jerusalem.)
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 think of a commandment they can obey more fully. Ask them to try to obey that commandment during the coming week.