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Come Follow Me 5/18/2020 – Devotionals & FHE for Children

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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 5/18/2020.

Last week’s devotionals

Family Home Evening

Song

The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (Children’s, #281)

Scripture

Mosiah 27:26-27

Lesson

    • Story of Alma the Younger and sons of Mosiah
    • Making a choice is like picking up a stick. When you pick up one end of a stick, the other end always comes with it. When you make a choice, a consequence always comes with it.

    • Some consequences come quickly after you make a choice. Sometimes you may not recognize a consequence until long after you make the choice. But eventually there is always a consequence.

Activity

Consequences object lesson

Treat

Eat your slushies from the activity.

Scripture of the Week

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week:  Mosiah 27:26

And thus they become new creatures; and unless they do this, they can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God.

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

Book of Mormon Stories (Children’s, #118) verse 3

Scripture

Mosiah 27 (summarize with this story or choose select verses)

Discussion

    • Alma the Younger and his friends, who were King Mosiah’s sons, weren’t just making wrong choices – they were also trying to get others to make wrong choices.
    • What happened when they made wrong choices?  What happens when we make wrong choices?

Activity

Alma the Younger spot the difference

Journal Entry

What happens when I make a right choice?  A wrong choice?

Tuesday

Song

Search, Ponder, and Pray (Children’s, #109)

Scripture

Mosiah 26:1–6

Discussion

    • Even though the parents who heard King Benjamin speak told their children about the gospel, their children refused to believe.
    • We are responsible for our own testimonies.  No one can give our testimony to us.
    • We can share our testimony with others to help theirs grow, but they choose whether or not they listen.

Activity

“A Growing Testimony” coloring page

Journal Entry

What can I do to grow my testimony this week?

Wednesday

Song

Fathers (Chilren’s, #209) verse 2

Scripture

Mosiah 26:6–39

Discussion

    • When people make wrong choices, a church leader like a bishop is there to help.
    • The people went to Alma about the wrong choices of others.  Alma didn’t know what to do – it had never happened before.  What did Alma do?
    • Our own church leaders don’t always know what to do, and they aren’t perfect, but they can go to Heavenly Father in prayer to know how to help us.
    • If we get callings at church, it’s okay if we don’t know how to do it all.  Heavenly Father can help us.

Activity

“A Day with the Bishop” activity

Journal Entry

What can I do to help others in my ward?

Thursday

Song

Come, Follow Me (Hymns, #116)

Scripture

Mosiah 27:25

Discussion

    • Alma the Younger, like everyone, needs to be “born again.”  What does this mean?  Think of it like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly.
    • What things are you doing that should change and not be part of the “new” you?
    • Alma the Younger had a father who prayed for him.  Who is praying and supporting you?

Activity

Make pipe cleaner butterfly rings

Journal Entry

Who is in your support system?

Friday

Song

We Ever Pray for Thee (Hymns, #23)

Scripture

Mosiah 27:14, 19–24

Discussion

    • Alma the Elder prayed for his son Alma the Younger when he was making wrong choices.
    • Heavenly Father answered those prayers.
    • Who do you know that you could pray for?

Activity

“I Can Always Pray” activity page

Journal Entry

Who can I pray for this week?

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:

    • Watch the video Book of Mormon Stories, “Chapter 18: Alma the Younger Repents”
    • “Picture Puzzle” (October 2016 Friend)  Figure out this puzzle to discover how you can get help whenever you need it.
    • How did Mosiah’s people feel after he read to them the records of Zeniff’s people and Alma’s people? Has your family kept any records you could read from? Maybe you could add to your records or start keeping your own. What would you include that might help your family (including future generations) be “filled with exceedingly great joy” and learn about “the immediate goodness of God”? (Mosiah 25:8, 10).
    • Help the children role-play forgiving one another.
    • Read Mosiah 28:1–8.  After their conversion, the sons of Mosiah were eager to share the gospel with everyone, including their enemies, the Lamanites.  Decide to pray as a family each day that week to find someone to share the gospel with.  Role-play sharing the gospel with people you think of.
    • Read together Mosiah 27:8–24, and ask the children to identify what Alma and his people did to help Alma the Younger. Share an experience in which you fasted and prayed for someone, and encourage the children to share their own experiences.

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:

Ask the children to pick one thing they learned from the experience of Alma the Younger and the sons of Mosiah that they would like to share with their families.

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