April 27-May 3
***This particular post is geared towards older children. There is an activity at the end that may be more suitable for younger children.
Scripture Reading/Discussion: Come Follow Me Manual, page 68. Read the box titled, “Improving Personal Study.” The purpose of this lesson is to encourage family members to seek out personal revelation in scripture.
Have each family member think of the number one or the number two. If they are thinking of the number one, they are assigned the scriptures Mosiah 7:17-33. If they are thinking of the number two, they are assigned the scriptures Mosiah 9:5-19. You can also choose to split the family evenly and work together if that better suits your needs.
Print out the following questions (with enough space for answers) and give one set of questions to each family member. Instruct them to know that the questions can help them find spiritual insights but to also remember that there may be other things the Spirit is trying to teach them.
1) Do you relate to any of the characters? It can be the main character or one of the side characters that are part of the group.
2) What good traits do you see in the people you’re reading about?
3) What bad traits do you see in the people you’re reading about? Why do you think they are acting that way?
4) How was Jesus Christ involved? Are there any places He might be involved that aren’t specifically mentioned?
5) What trials did the people experience? Do you have any similar trials?
6) How did the people find solutions to their problems? Do any of these solutions help you?
7) What fears might these people have had? Do you have any similar fears?
8) What principles does this story teach that helps us overcome fear?
9) Are there any choices that the characters made that you would have chosen differently? Why?
10) Which phrases stuck out to you the most? Why do you think they stood out to you?
Activity: Start with the same reading in the Come Follow Me manual on page 68. Create paper bracelets with the phrase, “Heavenly Father speaks to me, and I can listen.” Allow the children to decorate the bracelets and then tape them on. Whenever the children notice the bracelets, encourage them to pause and listen for the Spirit.