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Come Follow Me 5/11/2020 – Devotionals & FHE for Children

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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 5/11/2020.

Last week’s devotionals

Family Home Evening

Song

I Have a Family Tree

Scripture

Mosiah 18:1–4

Lesson

    • There is a saying that you can count the seeds in an apple, but you can’t count the apples that come from one seed.  What does this mean?  Get an apple out and take out it seeds.
    • Only one person was receptive to Abinadi’s testimony, but that one person—Alma—influenced generations of Nephites.
    • How does this message apply to our family? What can we do to share our testimonies with others?

Activity

Try planting a small plant in a cup (peas work well) and talk about how that pea plant will make more peas and each one could become its own plant.

Treat

Apples with homemade caramel dip.

Scripture of the Week

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: Mosiah 18:9

Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death.

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
  • Copy the journal entries into a spiral notebook.  The child or the parent can write the question at the top, then the child can write or draw an answer.
  • 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

Come, Follow Me (#116)

Scripture

Mosiah 18:1–17

Discussion

    • These verses are what Alma taught his people about baptism.
    • What do you learn from these verses about the promises you made at baptism? What does God promise you?
    • What do these promises have to do with our relationships with other people?
    • How does keeping your baptismal covenant help you be “filled with the Spirit”? (Mosiah 18:14). How does the Spirit help you keep your covenant?
    • How should we be baptized (by immersion with someon having the authority)

Activity

Alma Baptizes at the Waters of Mormon coloring page

Journal Entry

What can I do this week to practice keeping baptismal covenants?

Tuesday

Song

Behold! A Royal Army (#251)

Scripture

Mosiah 18:17–30

Discussion

    • After they were baptized, the people of Alma still had to live in a kingdon with wicked King Noah and wicked people.
    • How did they learn about the gospel?  How did the gain strength from one another?
    • What can you do to help your ward or branch members be “knit together in unity and in love”? (Mosiah 18:21).

Activity

Make a people paper chain

Journal Entry

How can I show unity in my ward this Sunday?

Wednesday

Song

Latter-day Prophets (Children’s, #134)

Scripture

Mosiah 20:21

Discussion

    • King Noah found out about Alma and his people.  He sent his soldiers to kill them, but they escaped into the wilderness after Heavenly Father warned Alma.
    • The people were angry that King Noah wanted to kill some of their friends, so they began to threaten the wicked king.  Gideon chased King Noah and was about to kill him up on a high tower, but the king saw the Lamanites coming to attack them.
    • Gideon let King Noah go, and King Noah convinced his priests many men to run into the wilderness with him, leaving women and children behind.  The men who left got angry, and they burned King Noah like King Noah burned Abinadi.  The priests got scared and ran away.
    • When Abinadi was captured by Kin gNoah, he prophecied that King Noah would die the same way as he would and that the people would be captured by the Lamanites, but no one believed him.  Later in Mosiah 20:21, Gideon would say that all of Abinadi’s words had come to pass.
    • The words of the prophets will always be fulfilled, no matter how hard it can be to believe it.

Activity

“Prophets” An overview of various prophets and their prophecies. Includes a picture testimony matching game.

Journal Entry

When have I seen a prophet’s words fulfilled in my life?

Thursday

Song

Faith (Children’s, #96)

Scripture

Mosiah 21–24 (read the chapter headings)

Discussion

    • After the Lamanites came, Noah’s son Limhi became the king, and he was righteous.  Both Limhi’s people and Alma’s people who had fled ended up being in bondage to the Lamanites.
    • They were not allowed to pray, and they were treated meanly.  Eventually, each group was able to escape with Heavenly Father’s help and go join King Benjamin and his people.
    • Even though they were in bondage, they still tried to turn to the Lord and do their best to follow Him.  They also learned to turn to Heavenly Father instead of fighting on their own against the Lamanites.  Only then did they become free.
    • We will have people treat us meanly sometimes, and we may be stuck with them (like a kid at school or someone at work).  What can we do when those things happen?

Activity

Trust in the Lord coloring page

Journal Entry

What should I do when people are mean to me?

Friday

Song

God’s Love (Children’s, #97)

Scripture

Mosiah 23:21–2424:8–17

Discussion

    • Even though Alma and his people had repented of their sins, they still ended up in bondage.
    • Sometimes Heavenly Father lets bad things happen to good people to help make them stronger.
    • What can you do when times are hard or bad things happen?

Activity

“Journal Page” about trials and how the Lord has blessed you.

Journal Entry

(see activity)

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.

Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic:

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 explain to someone else what they will promise or have promised to do as part of their baptismal covenan

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