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Family Home Evening
- Read Acts 28:1–9 together.
- How did God protect His missionary?
- Jesus promised to take care of His servants.
Draw pictures and color the stories in this chapter or use this coloring page
Scripture of the Week
Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: Acts 22:15
For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
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.
- Jesus commanded Paul to go and preach.
- Paul did so with boldness.
- When is the last time you shared your testimony with your friends or family?
- Read Paul’s conversion experience.
- Do you expect to have the same kind of experience?
- How do you think you will be converted to following Christ?
- Are you already on your way?
- Sometimes bad things happen to people who are good.
- That is normal and part of the plan.
- Christ will always support us in those times though and help us feel good about our right choices.
Use some of these Mormonads and discuss trials.
- Some people are excited to hear about the gospel. Some are not.
- How did Felix react to Paul wanting to teach him?
- Have you ever felt nervous about making good choices?
Missionary appointment activity – point out only one door was interested.
- Paul made a lot of bad choices before he was converted.
- How do you feel about mistakes that you have made? Do you still feel sad even though you have repented?
- If you have tried to change, the Holy Ghost can help you forget the guilt of your past mistakes.
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:
Ask the children to use what they learned about Paul to encourage their families to study the prophet’s most recent message and discuss how they can follow his counsel.