CFM Devotionals: Week of 9/2/2019

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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 9/2/2019.  Click HERE to get this week’s lessons as a PDF. 

Family Home Evening

Song

Lead, Kindly Light

Lesson

  • Read 1 Corinthians 16:13 together.
  • Draw a circle on the ground (or use string.) Have one person stand blindfolded in the circle and have others try to push them out of the circle.
  • Have them try it again without the blind fold.
  • Was it easier with or without the blindfold?
  • If we can see clearly then it is easier to stay on the path of righteousness.
  • Prophets, prayer and scriptures all can help us see more clearly.

Activity

Play Blind Man’s Bluff

Treat

Have a variety of treats on a plate for each person.  Blindfold everyone and have them guess what dessert they are eating.

Scripture of the Week

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: 1 Corinthians 14:33

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.

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

The Seventh Article of Faith

Scripture

1 Corinthians 14:3, 31, 39–40

Discussion

  • The gift of prophecy is one of the gifts of the spirit.
  • It is not just for prophets and is not just about knowing what is going to happen.
  • It means that you can speak and teach and people with feel comfort and uplifted.
  • What good could you do with the gift of prophecy?

Activity

7th article of faith crossword puzzle (for younger children, write the words on a separate paper and have them count the letters in each word)

Journal Entry

Tuesday

Song

As Sisters in Zion

Scripture

1 Corinthians 14:34–35

Discussion

  • This scripture may seem confusing. It sounds like Paul is saying women shouldn’t speak in church.
  • This most likely was in reference to a specific case where some women were trying to usurp or overtake authority in the church; they were probably trying to do things they shouldn’t.
  • You may read and discuss this section on the church website that discusses women in the church. “Women in the Church”
  • Explain that men and women are different and have different responsibilities, but we are all still equal.

Activity

Celebrating You activity page

Journal Entry

Wednesday

Song

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Scripture

1 Corinthians 15:14

Discussion

  • Christ’s Resurrection is one of the most important things that has ever happened on this earth.
  • Christianity wouldn’t exist without it.
  • What does the resurrection mean to you?
  • How would your faith be different if there was no resurrection?

Activity

Resurrection craft or the Resurrection finger puzzle

Journal Entry

Thursday

Song

The Lord Gave Me a Temple

Scripture

1 Corinthians 15:54

Discussion

  • Our bodies now are corruptible, they will eventually die.
  • When we are resurrected, our bodies will no longer get old or die.
  • What are some of the other differences between our bodies now and our resurrected bodies?
  • Paul also taught that there will be different levels of glory (Celestial, Terrestrial and Telestial.)

Activity

Plan of Salvation diagram – cut out the images and glue them in the correct order on a piece of paper.

Journal Entry

Friday

Song

Family History—I Am Doing It

Scripture

1 Corinthians 15:29

Discussion

  • The saints in ancient times also performed baptisms for the dead.
  • Why is this an important thing to do?
  • What can you do to learn more about your ancestors and participate in family history?

Activity

Baptismal font coloring page

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 ask their parents to tell them a story about one of their ancestors. They could share the story with the class next week.

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