Devotionals & FHE for Children: Week of 6/15/2020

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Short daily devotionals, FHE and Sunday ideas to go along with Come, Follow Me for the week of 6/15/2020.

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Family Home Evening

Song

Follow the Prophet

Scripture

Alma 16:1–10, Alma 9:4

Lesson

    • Compare the way Zoram and the people of Ammonihah responded to the prophet.
    • Which way do you feel when the prophet says to do something?
      • Do you obey without doubt?
      • Do you not believe him because it doesn’t make sense right away?
    • What ways can you better listen and obey what the prophet tells us?

Activity

Place obstacles in a room and blindfold a child. Help them navigate the room by giving them directions.

Treat

Have a blindfolded taste test of several different foods, snacks, or desserts and try to guess what they are.

Scripture of the Week

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: Alma 13:29

Having faith on the Lord; having a hope that ye shall receive eternal life; having the love of God always in your hearts, that ye may be lifted up at the last day and enter into his rest.

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

The Fifth Article of Faith (Children’s, #125)

Scripture

Alma 13:1–19

Discussion

    • As we learned last week, Alma and Amulek are teaching the wicked people of Ammonihah, specifically one named Zeezrom.
    • One important thing they teach is about how the priests were supposed to act and the importance of living righteously when they held the priesthood.  Many of these priests followed Nehor, who we learned about in Alma 1:3–6.
    • What important things do we learn about the priesthood in these verses?  Who is blessed by the priesthood being on the earth?  (everyone, not just men)

Activity

Coloring page “Blessings of the Priesthood Are Available to All”

Journal Entry

How can I live worthy of priesthood blessings?

Tuesday

Song

The Priesthood Is Restored (Children’s, #89)

Scripture

Alma 13:3

Discussion

    • We learned a lot about the priesthood yesterday.  Are men who have the priesthood the only ones who were called and prepared before coming to the earth?
    • President Spencer W. Kimball said: “In the world before we came here, faithful women were given certain assignments while faithful men were foreordained to certain priesthood tasks. While we do not now remember the particulars, this does not alter the glorious reality of what we once agreed to.”
    • How can we know what assignments we were given?  (Prayer, blessings, patriarchal blessings, revelation, etc.)

Activity

Priesthood Word Search

Journal Entry

What can I do to know about the plan Heavenly Father has for me specifically?

Wednesday

Song

He Sent His Son (Children’s, #34)

Scripture

Alma 14:8-15, 18. 26-29

Discussion

    • In this chapter, Alma and Amulek have finished teaching the people of Ammonihah.  Some wanted to believe and be baptized.  Others were angry and upset, especially the priests who were wicked.
    • Alma and Amulek were tied up.  Those who believed them were thrown into a fire.  What did Amulek and Alma say about this?
    • Later, the Lord delivered Alma and Amulek from prison.  Why do you think the Lord saved them but not the righteous people from the fire?
    • Heavenly Father allows bad things to happen to good people to help them learn and grow.  He also allows all of us our agency – to choose from right from wrong.  Just like He won’t force us to be good, He won’t stop people from being wicked.  But because of the Plan of Salvation, we know that death is not the end of life.

Activity

Coloring Page: “Jesus Can Help Me Do Hard Things”

Journal Entry

What can I do when I am going through a hard challenge to find peace?

Thursday

Song

I Know My Father Lives (Children’s, #5)

Scripture

Alma 15:16, 18

Discussion

    • After Alma and Amulek left prison, Amulek had to leave his home and his family.
    • What things did Amulek have to give up to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?  What things did he gain?
    • How does this apply to me?

Activity

Coloring page Alma and Amulek in Prison

Journal Entry

What are some of the things I have gained by following Jesus?

Friday

Song

Repentance (Children’s, #98)

Scripture

Alma 15:1–12

Discussion

    • After Alma and Amulek finished speaking and before they went to prison, Zeezrom believed them.  (Remember, Zeezrom was the leader of the people who was trying to trick them and argue with them.)
    • What do we learn from Zeezrom’s experience about the Lord’s power to strengthen and heal us, even when we make mistakes?
    • What role can the priesthood play in our receiving His strength and healing?

Activity

Repentance paper dolls with bandaids

Journal Entry

What should I do when I make a mistake?

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:

    • Read the lyrics to the hymn A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief (Hymns, #29) and discuss the situation of the man who was struggling.  Point out that bad things often happen to good people, but Heavenly Father will help us along the way.  When we help others who are struggling, it is like helping the Savior.  Then sometimes it will be our turn to need help.
    • Read “The Opposite of Fear” (January 2007 Liahona andFriend). What kinds of fears do you have? No matter what they are, you can find comfort in the Savior. Read Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin’s “How can I have faith when the world seems so scary?” to find some inspiring thoughts on overcoming fear (January 2007 Liahona and Friend). As a family, memorize the last three sentences by saying them together. Repeat these words to yourself whenever you feel afraid.
    • Talk as a family about how to receive comfort during scary times. Read “How can I keep from being afraid when scary things happen in the world?” (September 2012 Friend) and discuss the ways Elder Russell M. Nelson advises to replace fear with peace.
    • Watch the ‘Shiny Bicycle’ Mormon Message and talk about the repentance process like Zeezrom.
    • “Sin Cans” activity
    • Finish watching or reading “Chapter 22: Alma’s Mission to Ammonihah” (Book of Mormon Stories, 58–63) that you started last week.
    • Read or sing the words to “Follow the Prophet,” Children’s Songbook, 110–11.  Talk about Zoram from Alma 16:1–8 and share stories of times you have followed the prophet and been blessed.
    • Read with the children Alma 13:10 and 13, searching for traits a priesthood holder should have. Ask them to think of people they know who are good examples of these traits.
    • Invite the children to draw pictures of scenes from Alma 14:18–29, and then let them use their pictures to tell the story. How can we be like Alma and Amulek?
    • Invite the children to imagine they met Zeezrom before he repented. What would they say to help him believe the gospel? They could compare what they would say with what Alma and Amulek taught Zeezrom (see Alma 11:40–4615:6–11). Why might knowing these truths help someone want to change?

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 think of something they can do this week to show their faith in the Lord. Encourage them to share their plans and experiences with their families.

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