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Family Home Evening
- Explain that after Jesus suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane, the wicked people came to take Him away
- The Apostles tried to fight. Read Luke 22:50–51
- What does this tell us about Jesus? He didn’t just stop the fighting, but He also healed the person who was going to hurt Him.
- What should we do if someone hurts us or is mean to us?
Role-play several situations and give ideas about how Christ would react in each situation. Here are some examples:
- Someone at school says something mean to you
- Someone at school is being unkind to someone else
- A sibling takes a toy while you are playing with it
- A person who has been mean to you before asks for your help with something
- A friend doesn’t invite you to their birthday party
Make your favorite pie (because Christ was humble, and sometimes we need to eat humble pie).
Scripture of the Week
Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: Luke 22:42–43
Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
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.
- The sacrament is an opportunity to remember the Savior.
- Watch this video (Sacrament: A Bible Story for Children)
- Why do we take the sacrament? What do the bread and water represent?
- Even though you haven’t been baptized yet, it is still important to take the sacrament and think about the promises you’ll make to the Lord when you are baptized.
Visit our Sacrament Meeting activities Pinterest board and have your child help choose activities they can do during Sacrament to stay reverent.
- The Savior suffered for me in Gethsemane.
- Watch this video (The Savior Suffers in Gethsemane)
Make a sacrament wheel.
- There is a consequence when we make a mistake. What are consequences if we break rules at home?
- When we sin, there is a consequence – we won’t be able to go to the Celestial Kingdom.
- Jesus suffered the consequence in Gethsemane for us. He promised that if we repent, we won’t have to.
- What does Jesus ask us to do? (Use 4th article of faith to explain)
- After we are baptized, is that the end? No, we must keep living what we’ve learned.
- What is conversion? Is it different than a testimony? (Yes, conversion is doing it. Testimony is believing.)
- Peter had a testimony of Jesus, but he was not converted yet. He was afraid.
- Are we converted one time? (No, it is a life-long process.) It is like planting a seed – we have to keep working to keep the plant alive.
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:
Invite the children to share with their families what they will do during the sacrament to remember Jesus.