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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 2/17/2020.
Family Home Evening
- Talk about how the mountain is a symbol for the temple.
- Why do you think Heavenly Father used that as a symbol? – Moses and Nephi both went into mountains to communicate with God.
- If you have been to the temple, you could talk about your own experiences.
- How can the temple help you walk in the Lord’s paths?
Look at family pictures of a hike in an isolated area. If you don’t have them look at photos of mountains online.
Scripture of the Week
Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: 2 Nephi 25:26
And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.
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.
- Isaiah was a an ancient Isrealite prophet that taught many important things, but is difficult for most people that don’t know a lot about his time and culture to understand.
- Nephi knew this and taught in plainness to help people understand.
- We can also recieve guidance from the Holy Ghost as we read scriptures to help us understand and apply them.
- Have you ever felt confused when you read a scripture? What did you do about it?
What is my favorite scripture story?
- One of the most important things we can do when we read and study the scriptures is to ‘liken’ them to ourselves.
- This means that we think about how what is being taught in the scriptures can be used in our own lives.
- Even the stories in the scriptures can teach us lessons.
- The Holy Ghost will help you think of these things as you study if you are listening for them.
- What is one scripture story that you can ‘liken’ or compare with something you are struggling with in your life?
“Try Likening” in these situations.
What is a situation in my life that I can use the scriptures for?
- One of the main reasons Nephi spent so much time and effort writing the things he did was so he could help his posterity believe in Christ.
- That is one of the most important things you can ever do to help your family.
- How can you help others in your family believe in Christ? (Including you)
- How does Nephi’s testimony strength yours?
What is my favorite thing about Jesus?
- Pride is a very serious sin and eventually led to the downfall of a very righteous and blessed people.
- Pride is putting yourself above God and other people. It also means putting someone else’s view above God’s.
- Have you seen pride in yourself?
- In what ways can you be more humble?
How can I show humility in my family this week?
- God’s people were scattered a long time ago.
- In the last days (right now) they will be gathered together.
- The Restoration of the Gospel and establishment of Christ’s church on the earth again started a significant part of that work.
- How do you feel inspired to help gather God’s people?
What can I do this week to share the gospel?
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 2 Nephi 15:18–23. Make a list of modern examples of the unrighteous ideas that these verses describe? How can we avoid being deceived by false ideas about good and evil?
- Read 2 Nephi 21:9. Make a list of things we can do to help fill the earth with “the knowledge of the Lord”?
- Read 2 Nephi 25:23–26. Write on slips of paper things about the Savior that bring your family joy. Then, during future family home evenings or family scripture study, someone could read a slip. Family members could add slips throughout the year.
- Make a Life of Jesus lapbook to use during sacrament meetings to remember the Savior
- Watch this video of Aesop’s fable on humility and discuss them.
- Read Luke 14:7-14 and do this humility word search and this crossword puzzle
- Make a path on the floor, and at the end of the path, place a picture of the temple with a covering over the picture. Let the children walk on the path, and as they do, help them repeat the phrase “walk in his paths.” When the children reach the end of the path, let them uncover the picture. What does it mean to walk in God’s paths?
- Show the children pictures of animals mentioned in 2 Nephi 21:6–7, and ask the children to name the animals. Explain that these animals are usually enemies, but Isaiah taught that after Jesus Christ comes again, there will be a time of peace, called the Millennium, when animals will not hurt each other. How can we follow the example of these animals in the way we treat each other? Invite the children to draw pictures of these animals living peacefully together.
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 one thing they can do to show their families that they “rejoice in Christ.”