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- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 9/12 for Kids
- Discuss times where you have needed shade on a hot day, or shelter from a storm.
- What are some of the hot days or storms of life?
- How does Jesus keep us safe from them?
- How is the Lord like the things described in these verses?
Make sure your 72 hour kits are updated. Practice different safety measures, like racing to get your bags, or finding safety during lightning or a tornado when outside.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 9/12 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 9/12: Isaiah 29:13–14
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures. You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 9/12 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 9/12 devotionals with your children! 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 9/12:
- 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 9/12 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 9/12
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 9/12
- 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.
You might also enjoy these Come Follow Me Workbooks for Kids:
- One of the things the Lord asks prophets to do is to warn about the consequences of sin. In the case of Old Testament prophets, this often meant telling the powerful rulers of mighty kingdoms that they must repent or be destroyed. It was a dangerous task, but Isaiah was fearless, and his warnings to the kingdoms of his day—including Israel, Judah, and surrounding nations—were bold
- Isaiah 13–14 is called “the burden of” (a prophetic message about) Babylon (Isaiah 13:1). Once a mighty kingdom with a powerful ruler, Babylon is now considered ancient history. So why is the message to Babylon important to us today? In the scriptures, Babylon symbolizes pride, worldliness, and sin, and today we are surrounded by all of these.
- How are Isaiah’s warnings to Babylon similar to prophecies about the world prior to the Savior’s Second Coming? (see Isaiah 13:1–11; Doctrine and Covenants 45:26–42).
How can I prepare for the Second Coming?
- What similarities do you see between the pride of the Babylonian king and the pride of Satan? (see Isaiah 14:4–20; Moses 4:1–4).
- What warnings do you find for yourself in these verses?
- How does the Savior provide “rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear”? (Isaiah 14:3).
How can I avoid pride?
- The teachings of Isaiah often refer to the Savior’s mission, including His atoning sacrifice, Resurrection, and Second Coming.
- What aspects of His mission come to mind as you read the following verses?
What do I believe about the Savior?
- To warn about the consequences of turning away from the Lord and rejecting His prophets, Isaiah used a variety of metaphors.
- The word we use for this is apostasy. People can be in apostasy individually, or as a nation.
- Based on what you read in these verses, why is it important to keep our covenants?
How can I avoid apostasy?
- When people or societies turn away from the Lord, Satan wants us to think that the consequences are irreversible.
- However, Isaiah described some of the marvelous things the Lord will do when people repent and turn to Him.
- What do we learn about His love in these verses?
- One way the Lord has manifested His power in our day is through the Restoration of His gospel. Isaiah 29 contains several passages that have parallels to events of that Restoration.
What did I learn about the Restoration this week?
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 9/12
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 9/12:
Invite the children to write a note about or draw a picture of something they have learned in class today. Encourage them to share it with their families or a member of the class who didn’t attend Primary today.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 9/12
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 9/12 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. If your younger children are struggling during Sacrament, try using these Ideas and Activities to Keep Toddlers and Kids Quiet During Church
Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic in Come Follow Me 9/12:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 9/12
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Watch or read Chapter 47: The Prophets Tell about Jesus
- Read Isaiah the Prophet
- Lots of free printables about Isaiah
- A few free worksheets about Isaiah
- Read or watch M. Russell Ballard, “Stay in the Boat and Hold On!” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2014, 89–92
- Read “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World” and begin the 30 Day Study of the Restoration of the Gospel for Kids & Adults
- Watch Video: Member Testimonies, “Apostasy—Jan”
- Using a large piece of paper, have the children write a headline about the Second Coming based on what they have learned this week. Some of the children may want to write a short article about preparing for the Second Coming.
- Read “Isaiah and King Hezekiah“
- Watch “Introduction: Our Heavenly Father’s Plan” (in New Testament Stories, 1–3)
- Read or watch “Jesus Is Risen,” in New Testament Stories, 139–44)
- Watch “Joseph Smith’s First Vision” (in Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 9–12)
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