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Family Home Evening
- Read Mark 15:1–15 as a family and focus on Pilate’s actions and emotions
- Watch this video: Jesus Is Condemned before Pilate
- Even though Pilate knew Jesus was innocent, he was afraid of letting him go and did what the wicked people want
- Discuss situations that family members might encounter that are similar to Pilate’s and role-play correct responses
Eat Oreos and discuss this object lesson
Scripture of the Week
Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: 1 Corinthians 13:4
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.
- Watch this video: “Jesus Is Scourged and Crucified”
- Discuss how hard it must have been Jesus to suffer all of that.
- Point out that He did it because He loved us.
- The soldiers and wicked people made fun of Jesus for saying He was the Son of God
- Do people ever make fun of you? Or are you afraid that they will if you say what is right?
- What did Jesus do when He was mocked? What can you do?
Anti-Bullying Toothpaste Activity (about halfway down the post)
- On the cross, Jesus asked God why He had left Him alone.
- Heavenly Father did not really leave Jesus alone. But Jesus needed to feel alone so that He could know what we feel like when we feel alone.
- When we feel scared or alone, we can pray and the Holy Ghost can comfort us. Heavenly Father will never leave us alone.
- Do you remember what happened to Jesus before He was crucified?
- While on the cross and in a lot of pain, He asked Heavenly Father to forgive them.
- What are some things that others do to hurt me? How can I forgive them?
- The Bible says paradise, and Joseph Smith tells us that it really means “world of spirits”
- After we die, we go to the Spirit World. This is like a waiting room at the doctor. We are waiting until we get our bodies back
- In the Spirit World, those who did not get to learn about Jesus in this life can be taught by those who know about Him
- In the temples, we can get baptized for our ancestors who did not get a chance to get baptized here
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:
Encourage the children to think of someone they need to forgive and decide on one thing they will do to show that person that they have forgiven him or her.