Short daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE) and Sunday ideas to go along with Come Follow Me for the week of 7/13/2020.
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Family Home Evening
- Talk about how a seed grows into a tree.
- Discuss some of the symbols between growing faith and knowledge and how a seed grows into a tree.
- You can use some diagrams from “Come Follow Me” to help with the discussion.
- What step of faith are you on?
Plant some pea seeds to watch them grow the next few weeks.
Plant-themed dessert from this list
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 7/13
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 7/13
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.
- Alma saw the Zoramites saying prayers that were full of pride.
- There were some Zoramites who were poor and weren’t allowed in the churches. Alma said that these people were also “poor in heart.” What does that mean?
- Have you had any experiences that have made you humble? What is humility?
How can I show humility today?
- When a plant grows, what does it need? (Air, water, sunlight, dirt/nutrients)
- Alma said our faith is like a seed. Do we give our testimony air? What do we give our testimonies instead to help them grow?
What can I do to nourish my faith today?
- The poor Zoramites were sad because they didn’t think they could pray outside of the churches, where they weren’t allowed to go.
- What did Alma and Amulek teach in these verses about prayer? Where can we pray? When can we pray? What can we pray about?
- Heavenly Father is always listening, no matter what.
Play the game Memory with these matching cards showing different situations where children are praying.
What things can I pray about today?
- These verses mention words from the prophets Zenos and Zenock.
- Zenos and Zenock lived in the times of the Old Testament, and their words were on the brass plates that Nephi got, but we don’t have them in our Old Testament. Why not?
- The Bible doesn’t have everything that every prophet ever said, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t scripture or important. It just doesn’t have everything we need. This is why it’s important to have the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and a living prophet.
What is something the living prophet has said recently that I can do today?
- Go over the Plan of Salvation briefly.
- Alma tells the people that right now is the time for us to prepare to meet God. When will we meet God?
- What things should we be doing to be ready? How will we feel when we see Him again?
What change can I make today to prepare to meet Heavenly Father?
Primary Assignment for Come Follow Me 7/13
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 7/13:
If possible, give each of the children seeds to take home and plant to remind them to help their testimonies of Jesus Christ to grow. Encourage them to tell their families what they learned about exercising their faith in Jesus Christ.
Sunday Activities for Come Follow Me 7/13
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:
- Do the free activity pages for this week from Color Me Christian
- Do this activity: “Faith in Jesus Christ”. Make a path through your home that includes objects representing how you show and grow your faith in Jesus Christ.
- Color-by-number “Faith Is Like a Seed”
- Action poem “Faith Is like a Seed”
- Plant seeds and watch them grow according to this “Seeds of Faith” activity
- Make this booklet that shows how faith is like a seed
- Search the scriptures to learn more about prayer using this treasure map. Includes a message by President Eyring.
- Watch the video “Chapter 29: Alma Teaches about Faith and the Word of God”
- Draw a tree on a poster, and let the children add a leaf or a fruit every time they think of something they can do to help their faith in Jesus Christ grow throughout the week.
- Display a hard, solid object (like a stone) to represent a hard or prideful heart and something soft (like soil) to represent a soft or humble heart. Let the children feel both objects. Then show the children a seed to represent the word of God. Invite them to try to push the seed into the hard object and the soft object. Read together Alma 32:27–28, and talk about what it might mean to “give place” (verse 27) for the word of God in our hearts.
- Draw a picture of Alma’s teachings on how faith is like a seed.
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