CFM Devotionals: Week of 7/22/2019

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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 7/22/2019.  Click HERE to get this week’s lessons as a PDF.

Family Home Evening

Song

I Hope They Call Me on a Mission

Lesson

  • Use this map to trace Paul’s Journeys as a missionary.
  • Pick a few examples from Acts 16–21 and share them with your family.
  • What impressions do you have about Paul and his dedication to the gospel?
  • If you have missionary experiences you could show a map of your mission and where you went.

Activity

Paul’s Journeys passport

Treat

Minionaries – these are adorable!

Scripture of the Week

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: Romans 8:16

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Devotionals

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.

Monday

Song

Let the Holy Spirit Guide

Scripture

Alma 7:17–20

Discussion

  • The Holy Ghost guides missionary work.
  • He teaches us what to say and when to say it.
  • Have you every felt the Holy Ghost tell you to do or say something? What did you do?

Activity

Missionary Preparation matching game

Journal Entry

Tuesday

Song

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Scripture

Acts 16:16–34

Discussion

  • The missionaries took every opportunity to share the gospel, even in times where it wasn’t convenient or easy (like in a jail cell.)
  • We don’t have to be in a specific situation to talk about the gospel, we can share it anytime with anyone.

Activity

I Can Be a Missionary Now board game

Journal Entry

Wednesday

Song

I Am a Child of God

Scripture

Acts 17:29

Discussion

  • What does it mean to be the ‘offspring’ of God?
  • Why is it important to you to know that you are a child of God?
  • What does that tell you about your future? Your potential?

Activity

I am a Child of God crown

Journal Entry

Thursday

Song

A Child’s Prayer

Scripture

Acts 17:23

Discussion

  • These people worshiped an unknown God. It means they didn’t understand Him.
  • Do you know your God?  How do/can you know Him?
  • Why is it important to know God?

Activity

“Lead Me, Guide Me” game to talk about ways that God tries to communicate with you on earth.

Journal Entry

Friday

Song

O My Father

Scripture

Romans 8:16

Discussion

  • Watch the video and talk about what it means to you to be a child of God.
  • Even though we are all different and unique, we are children

Activity

Child of God snowflake

Journal Entry

Sunday

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?

Primary Assignment:

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 look for a scripture this week that teaches about Jesus Christ (this could happen during their personal or family scripture study). Next week, invite them to share what they found.

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