CFM Devotionals: Week of 5/6/2019

by Phillip Thomas
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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 5/6/2019.  Click HERE to get this week’s lessons as a PDF.

Family Home Evening

Song

We’ll Bring the World His Truth

Lesson

  • Read Luke 15:1–10 together.
  • How does it feel when you lose something?
  • How does it feel while you are trying to find it?
  • How does it feel when you find it?
  • How would you feel if you lost your child or something really important to you?
  • That is how Heavenly Father feels when one of this children choose to leave the path.
  • What can we do to help ‘find’ these people?

Activity

Play hide and go seek.

Treat

Donut holes sheep

Scripture of the Week

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week:  John 11:25

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

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.

Monday

Song

“Give,” Said the Little Stream

Scripture

Luke 12:16–21

Discussion

  • When we die what happens to our wealth?
  • What happens to the good things that we have done?
  • When have you or someone you know put things of the earth before the things of God?
  • When have you or someone you know put the things of God before the things of the earth?

Activity

Treasures in Heaven craft – one modification idea is to write earthly actions on the front of each coin and spiritual actions on the back of each coin.  They can then be in earth or on heaven, depending on which side is shown face up.  (This would require decorating the front and back of the cloud and treasure pot.)

Journal Entry

Tuesday

Song

Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd

Scripture

Luke 15:11–32

Discussion

  • Sometimes Heavenly Father’s children become lost. (They choose the wrong path for a long time.)
  • When they com back we should love them all the more.
  • Remember it is always better not to get lost in the first place.

Activity

Lost sheep craft

Journal Entry

Wednesday

Song

The Wise Man and the Foolish Man

Scripture

Luke 16:1–12

Discussion

  • Why should we be honest and diligent with our earthly wealth?
  • It is helping us learn how to manage heavenly wealth and blessings.
  • We should be honest in everything we do. It shows Heavenly Father we can be trusted with even greater blessings.

Activity

Make honesty jars

Journal Entry

Thursday

Song

A Song of Thanks

Scripture

Luke 17:11–19

Discussion

  • If you were one of the ten lepers would you have returned to Jesus to thank him?
  • What can you do to be more thankful?

Activity

Grateful leper handprint craft – you could also use fingerpaint to make the hands instead of tracing them to add sensory exploration to this activity.

Journal Entry

Friday

Song

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Scripture

John 11:37–44

Discussion

  • Why do you think that Jesus didn’t heal Lazarus before he died?
  • He showed them that he had power over death. This was important because he was going to be resurrected.
  • Does this story help your faith that Jesus is the Son of God?
  • Lazarus just returned from death. He was not resurrected at this time.

Activity

Raising Lazarus toilet paper game

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:

Give the children some paper or a small notebook they can use to write or draw things they are grateful for throughout the week.

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Jordan May 6, 2019 - 4:55 pm

This is exactly what I was looking for! This will be perfect for my 4-year old and 2-year old. Thank you!!

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