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Family Home Evening
- 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?
Play hide and go seek.
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:
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.
- 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?
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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
Grateful leper handprint craft – you could also use fingerpaint to make the hands instead of tracing them to add sensory exploration to this activity.
- Watch this video: (Lazarus is raised from the dead)
- 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.
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:
Give the children some paper or a small notebook they can use to write or draw things they are grateful for throughout the week.