Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 9/14/2020.
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 9/14
- Turn out the lights and listen to 3 Nephi 8–9 read aloud.
- Turn on the lights when you get to 3 Nephi 9:18.
- How is Jesus Christ the light of the world?
- How do you think the people felt when they were able to see again?
- Have you ever felt darkness in your life and then felt God’s love?
Play hide and seek in the dark
Donuts! (you can see through the hole in the center)
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 9/14
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 9/14:
- 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 9/14 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 /
- 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.
- Finally the time came that was prophesied – the sign of Christ’s death. What were some of the signs?
- How do you think the people felt during this time? The wicked people? The righteous people?
- Sometimes bad or scary things happen, even when we’re righteous. How does being righteous help us during these times?
Make an emergency preparedness plan and/or 24- or 72-hour kit.
What can I do to be prepared for scary or difficult times?
3 Nephi 9:1-2, 15-18
- While the people were in darkness, whose voice did they hear? What did He say?
- How is Christ the light of the world? It was dark for the entire time that Christ was dead.
- Sometimes we might feel like we are in darkness and there is no light. Has that happened to you? What could bring light?
Go into a room with no windows and turn off the light. Try to have the children do different things, like tie their shoes or find one another. Ask them how it would feel being like for three days.
What brings light to my life?
3 Nephi 9:2, 12-14
- How do you think the people felt hearing the voice in the darkness?
- What do we learn about the Savior’s love for us and repentance in these verses?
- Elder Neil L. Andersen remarked: “I am amazed at the Savior’s encircling arms of mercy and love for the repentant, no matter how selfish the forsaken sin. I testify that the Savior is able and eager to forgive our sins” (“Repent … That I May Heal You,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2009, 40).
Christ visits the Americas word scramble (download the free PDF)
When I have felt the Savior’s love for me?
- What did the voice from heaven sound like? What did it say?
- At first, the people couldn’t hear the voice. What did they do to try to hear it?
- Heavenly Father will always talk to us through the Holy Ghost in a still, small voice. What makes it hard to hear that voice today?
How can I listen for Heavenly Father’s voice?
- There were about 2,500 people gathered in Bountiful when Jesus Christ appeared.
- Despite this large number, the Savior invited them each “one by one” to feel the nail prints in His hands and feet. Why would He do this?
- We don’t get to see Jesus, but we can get our own testimony that this really happened by praying about it.
- He told the people “arise and come forth.” How can we do that in our lives?
Jesus appears to the Nephites coloring page (this is different than Thursday’s)
How can I get stronger faith in Jesus today?
Primary Assignment for Come Follow Me 9/14
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 9/14:
Invite the children to tell someone about Jesus’s visit to the Americas—if possible, someone who does not already know about it.
Sunday Ideas for Come Follow Me 9/14
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 9/14 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 9/14:
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Read these illustrated stories (or watch their accompanying videos)
- Read this summary of Jesus visiting the Americas
- See this illustrated story of Christ visiting the Americas
- Watch the movie The Testaments: of One Fold and One Shepherd
- Show a picture of a hen caring for her chicks. Read 3 Nephi 10:6, and tell the children about how a hen calls to her chicks and protects them under her wings when there is danger. Discuss how Jesus is like the hen and we are like the chicks. How can we come to Him to find safety?
- The people who followed the Savior were baptized. Discuss baptism as a family. These resources might be of use to you.
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