CFM Devotionals: Week of 8/19/2019

by Phillip Thomas
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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 8/19/2019.  Click HERE to get this week’s lessons as a PDF.  

Family Home Evening

Song

I Am a Child of God

Lesson

  • Prepare some small cups of milk and some meat snacks (pepperoni or lunch meat works well.)
  • Read 1 Corinthians 3:1–2
  • Why do babies eat milk and not meat until they get bigger?
  • Do we need to learn somethings before we learn other things that are more complex?
  • We learn the alphabet before we learn to read.
  • What are some of the basic things that we learn in the Gospel.

Activity

Play the game where you bring something to grandma’s house and each person adds somethings that starts with the next letter of the alphabet.

Treat

Alphabet rice krispie treats

Scripture of the Week

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: 1 Corinthians 6:19

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

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

Oh, What Songs of the Heart

Scripture

1 Corinthians 1:10–17

Discussion

  • What is Unity? Why is it important to have in our family?
  • How can our family have greater unity?
  • What can you do specifically?

Activity

Unity coloring page

Journal Entry

Tuesday

Song

Let the Holy Spirit Guide

Scripture

1 Corinthians 1:17–25

Discussion

  • What is wisdom?
  • What do you think the difference is between the wisdom of the wise/world and the wisdom of God?
  • Why do we need God’s wisdom to do his work?
  • How do we get wisdom from God?

Activity

Wisdom owls craft

Journal Entry

Wednesday

Song

Nephi’s Courage

Scripture

1 Corinthians 2:1–5

Discussion

  • Do you sometimes feel scared or fearful?
  • What do you do to have courage?
  • Do you trust in the power of God or the power of Man to help you feel better?
  • What can you do to have more trust in God?

Activity

Make a courage jar

Journal Entry

Thursday

Song

Oh Say, What Is Truth?

Scripture

1 Corinthians 2:9–16

Discussion

  • How do we learn? If you want to learn something new, what do you do?
  • What should you do if you want to understand the things of God more fully?
  • The Holy Ghost teaches us truths of God. We can learn new things from him every day.

Activity

“I have a question” activity

Journal Entry

Friday

Song

The Lord Gave Me a Temple

Scripture

1 Corinthians 6:13–20

Discussion

  • Our bodies are temples.
  • They are to be used in ways the Heavenly Father wants us to use them.
  • Some people treat their bodies like they are only for having fun. We need to take care of them like they are temples.

Activity

“My body is a temple” maze

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:

Invite the children to share with their families a song that they sang in class and what they learned from it.

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1 comment

Jordan August 18, 2019 - 9:08 pm

Thank you so much for putting this together! It makes CFM so much more doable with my little ones!

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