Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 8/31/2020.
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 8/31
Book of Mormon Stories (verse 7)
- Take turns acting out the story of Samuel the Lamanite.
- Pick several of the teachings or prophecies that you like.
- Would you have the courage to keep teaching while people where shooting arrows and throwing stones at you?
Draw pictures of Samuel.
Make Rice Krispie treats and put LEGO figures on them like Samuel the Lamanite on the wall. Take turns throwing marshmallows to knock them off.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/31
Work on memorizing this scripture during the week for Come Follow Me 8/31: Helaman 14:13
And if ye believe on his name ye will repent of all your sins, that thereby ye may have a remission of them through his merits.
Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/31
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me / devotionals! Please don’t feel as though you have to use every single question, journal entry, or activity. Just 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 for Come Follow Me 8/31:
- Start by singing the song together and saying a prayer
- Read the scripture together, then your family can have a discussion using the questions/comments provided.
- Copy the journal entries into a spiral notebook. The child or the parent can write the question at the top, after which the child can write or draw an answer.
- Have fun together doing the activity as a family!
Modifications for older children for Come, Follow Me 8/31 daily devotionals:
- 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 for Come Follow Me 8/31
- Instead of answering the journal entry with a drawing, you can 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.
Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus (Children’s, 36)
- The Nephites were very wicked. Samuel, a Lamanite, was called by God to preach repentance.
- The people threw him out of the city, so he climbed on a wall and told them that within five years, Jesus would be born in Jersualem.
- Some people believed him, while others tried to shoot him down with stones and arrows. They all missed, so they tried to get up the wall to kill him, but he escaped.
How can I listen to what God is trying to tell me now?
- Read the quote President M. Russell Ballard taught:
- “Through the centuries, prophets have fulfilled their duty when they have warned people of the dangers before them. The Lord’s Apostles are duty bound to watch, warn, and reach out to help those seeking answers to life’s questions”
- What warnings did Samuel give the Lamanites?
What has the prophet warned us about today?
He Sent His Son (Children’s, 34)
- Samuel was sent by an angel to share the good news that Christ was going to come soon, but the Nephites wouldn’t even listen to him.
- Instead, Samuel had to call them to repentance. The Lord was being merciful by allowing them to repent of their sins.
- What does Samuel say that I can apply to me?
What can I repent of right now?
- Samuel told the people about the signs of the Savior’s birth and death. Why would Heavenly Father give the people signs?
- What signs do we have now about Jesus and Heavenly Father?
- Prophets now have given us prophecies of signs of the Savior’s Second Coming.
- Some people are given signs and it makes their faith stronger. Other people see the same signs and ignore them. What caution is given about signs in Helaman 16:13–23? How can you avoid the attitude of the people described in these verses?
What can I do to recognize the signs Heavenly Father gives me?
Follow the Prophet (Children’s, #110) last verse
- Elder Neil L. Andersen taught:
- “I have found that as I prayerfully study the words of the prophet of God and carefully, with patience, spiritually align my will with his inspired teachings, my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ always increases. If we choose to set his counsel aside and determine that we know better, our faith suffers and our eternal perspective is clouded”
- Just like some of the Nephites, we can follow the prophet or reject him.
- What happens when the Nephites followed? Rejected? Will that happen to us?
How can I learn more about the prophet’s words today?
Primary Assignment for Come Follow Me 8/31
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 for Come Follow Me 8/31:
Invite the children to learn about something the prophet has said and share it with the class next week.
Sunday Ideas for Come Follow Me 8/31
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 8/31 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.
Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic in Come Follow Me 8/31:
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Read these stories about Samuel the Lamanite in the Friend Magazine.
- Cut out the scripture figures and tell the story of Samuel the Lamanite
- Watch Video: Book of Mormon Stories, “Chapter 40: Samuel the Lamanite Tells about Jesus Christ”
- Imagine you lived in the time of Samuel the Lamanite with this “Sharing Time: What a Joyful Day!” (December 2001 Friend)
- Print out the Image: Mormonad, “Popularity” and talk about how you can be like Samuel the Lamanite
- Put on this play “Christmas in the Americas: A Christmas Program”(December 2004 Friend) A play about the birth of Christ and the signs of His birth in the Americas.
- Perform this play “The Day There Was No Night” (December 1978 Friend) A Christmas play about the people of Zarahemla.
- Learn this new song “Samuel the Lamanite” (December 1988 Friend)
- Read the story “No Darkness at All” (December 1991 Friend). A fictional story about a Nephite boy and a Lamanite who becomes friends on the night of Jesus Christ’s birth.
- “A Night Without Darkness (Part 1)” (November 1983 Friend) and “A Night Without Darkness (Part 2)” (December 1983 Liahona and Friend). A fictional story of a young 12-year-old boy who lived during the time of Samuel the Lamanite and was a believer of the prophet and his prophecies.
- Read “A New Star” (December 1989 Liahona and December 1973 Friend). A fictional story about two Nephite boys who await the signs of Jesus Christ’s birth.
- Read “Signs of the Times,” Guide to the Scriptures and talk about the signs of the Second Coming. Have we seen any of these signs yet?
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