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The dates on the devotionals are incorrect this week, but the questions are correct. Sorry for the confusion!
Family Home Evening
- Read John 13:34–35
- Where should we have love? It starts in the home. Our home is a safe place for everyone because we love each other.
- Remember that loving God and our neighbor (that includes our family) are the two greatest commandments
- When we truly love others, the other commandments will be easy to follow.
Cut out a bunch of paper hearts and everyone can write or draw things that they love about each other on them. You can put them around the house to remind each other of the love that you all have.
Heart-shaped cookies or Rice Krispie Treats.
Scripture of the Week
Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: John 15:12-13
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
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.
- How do you show your family that you love them?
- How do we show Heavenly Father that we love Him?
- Watch this video: (Love One Another Mormon Messages)
- Watch this video (The Will of God)
- Why did Jesus need to send the Holy Ghost once he died?
- What are some of the ways that the Holy Ghost helps us?
- The Holy Ghost guides us on God’s path, not our own.
- Watch this video: (Preparation of Thomas Monson)
- The fruit is a symbol for the things that we do.
- If we do good things and have good fruit that means that we are following Christ.
- If you think about the symbols, what other things can you learn about our relationship with Christ?
- Jesus Christ offered a very special prayer for his disciples before he went to the garden of Gethsemane.
- He also prayed for us.
- What are some of the things he prayed for? Do you think Heavenly Father gives us these things?
- What does the word Sanctify mean? (to set apart or make Holy)
- Jesus prayed that we would be one, just as he and the Father are one.
- This means that we would be one in purpose (or goals and desires) like he and His Father are.
- Our family can work together as one to get somethings done that just one of us couldn’t do.
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 ask a family member what they can do to serve him or her. During next week’s class, give the children time to share what they did.