CFM Devotionals: Week of 5/13/2019

by Phillip Thomas

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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 5/13/2019.  Click HERE to get this week’s lessons as a PDF. (Note: due to an error, Friday’s activity is not in the PDF.)

Family Home Evening


When We’re Helping


  • Read Matthew 20:25–27
  • Discuss why leaders should serve those they are in charge of.
  • Talk about what it would be like to be a prince or princess.
  • What would be their responsibilities?


Play Simon Says


Queen of puddings

Scripture of the Week

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week (Matthew 19:14)

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.


Please note that this week there is a section on divorce in the personal study section.  We will not touch on this topic with young children, since it is extremely sensitive and difficult for many families.  However, please read the section and prayerfully consider if you should discuss it with your children.  If so, then you may want to consider replacing the Thursday or Friday devotional with the topic of divorce.

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.



I Love to See the Temple


Matthew 19:4-6


  • Marriage between man and woman is ordained of God
  • Heavenly Father wanted his children to grow up in families.
  • He created man and women to make those families (through marriage) when they are grown up.


Build the SLC temple

Journal Entry



Come Follow Me


Matthew 19:16–22


  • Is it enough just to be good?
  • We have to follow Jesus too. What kinds of things are stopping you from following Jesus?


Rich young ruler mini book

Journal Entry



Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel


Matthew 20:1–16


  • Was it fair that they all got paid the same even though some of them worked longer?
  • It is important to work for our own salvation and not compare ourselves against anyone else.


Laborers in the vineyard coloring page

Journal Entry



A Child’s Prayer


Matthew 19:13-15


  • Jesus was tired, but he still wanted to be with the little children.
  • How does it feel to know Jesus loves you so much?


Jesus loves the children hearts

Journal Entry



“Give,” Said the Little Stream


Mark 10:23–27


  • Is money important?
  • Is it bad to have riches? No, but it is bad to trust in riches?
  • What does it mean to trust in riches?


Camel through the eye of a needle sewing activity (scroll about halfway down)

Journal Entry


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 tell their families why they are grateful for them, perhaps by writing a note to give to their parents or by sharing their testimony of families during family home evening.

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Kami May 19, 2019 - 4:06 pm

I want to thank you so much for all the work you have put into the Come Follow Me. I love your blog and use it regularly. I was really sad this week when the link wasn’t there to get to the material you had prepared. Today I was checking to see if I’d be able to access next week and found a new way of finding the material and realized that this week actually was there. I wonder if others may be going to the same page I was and think you aren’t doing it there because the link aren’t there.

Tiffany May 19, 2019 - 4:14 pm

Oh I’m so sorry!! What was the page you were going to? Can you put the link here? We changed things around a bit when we did the redesign of the blog. I thought I had all the forwards set up, but maybe I missed one!


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