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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 6/24/2019.
Family Home Evening
- Read John 21:15–17.
- Why did Jesus tell Peter to feed His sheep?
- Who are the sheep?
- How should we take care of Christ’s followers?
Pretzel sticks and jumbo marshmallows to make sheep treats. (You don’t need to be all fancy with the coconut and jelly beans)
Scripture of the Week
Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: Luke 24:39
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
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.
- Who saw the resurrected Christ?
- Watch any of these videos of the Savior appearing after His resurrection
- What is your favorite story of when Jesus Christ was resurrected?
- What would you have felt if you had been there?
- Watch this video (Christ Appears on the Road to Emmaus)
- The disciples that spent time with Jesus didn’t want him to leave. The wanted him to tarry with them (or stay with them.)
- Why did they want him to stay? They felt the Spirit.
- When have you felt that way?
- Watch this video (What Happens When I Die?)
- When Jesus was resurrected, he received a body of flesh and bones. He is still alive today with that body.
- What did Jesus do to show his disciples that he really had a body.
- Do you believe that Jesus has a body?
- Watch this video: (Blessed Are They That Have Not Seen, and Yet Have Believed)
- Thomas (one of the apostles) had a hard time believing that Christ had risen before he had seen Him.
- Christ said that those who believe even when they haven’t seen are even more blessed.
- What are some things that you believe, but you haven’t seen?
Doubting Thomas games (choose one or more that fit best with your family)
- Watch this video: (Jesus Christ Implores Peter to “Feed My Sheep”)
- How is this similar to the first time that Jesus met the disciples?
- Jesus asks Peter if he loves Him and then tells him to feed His lambs.
- Do you love Jesus?
- How can you show that?
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 use this week’s activity page to teach their families about the last week of the Savior’s life.