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Family Home Evening
- Read Acts 12:1–17
- Peter was cast into prison. What did all of the church members do?
- Do you believe that our prayers can help other people?
- Discuss and decide on someone that you can pray for as a family and do that throughout the week.
Scripture of the Week
Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: Acts 10:35
But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
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.
- Before this experience, the Jews believed that they were the only people that were accepted of God?
- This vision helped Peter understand that the gospel is for everyone.
- It is our responsibility to share it with everyone.
- Sometimes when we learn something we don’t understand it at first. We may not even believe it is true.
- We learn little by little, sometimes it takes some time before we understand and that is OK.
- Is there anything about the gospel you have questions about?
Try different types of milk, applesauce, and meat. Ask which ones would be best for a baby and when. Explain that we are supposed to have milk before we have meat, and that includes spiritually.
- What does it mean to be a Christian? It means that you believe in and follow Jesus Christ.
- Are we Christians?
- What do you do if someone says that you are not a Christian?
- What is one way that god reveals his truth to us? – Prophets
- What are somethings that the prophets have told us to do that have helped our family?
- Why is the Word of God so important?
- Where can we find it? (Scriptures, prophets, etc.)
- We can get continual direction from God by listening to the prophets and receiving personal revelation.
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 a picture or object to display in their homes as a reminder for family members to pray together.