Year 01/Lesson 31: God teaches His children through Prophets

8.01.2010

A Year of FHE // A Family Home Evening lesson about how God teaches His children through Prophets. Great for a FHE leading up to General Conference! #lds #ldsconf #thomassmonson
What You'll Need: a full set of LDS scriptures, GAB 137:Thomas S. Monson, I Will Follow the Prophet poster, coloring page of Pres. Monson and coloring tools.

Scripture: Amos 3:7 - Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Opening Song: Follow the Prophet (PCS #110 )

Lesson:
Heavenly Father sent us to earth to gain physical bodies and to grow spiritually. He wants us to know His commandments, choose to follow them and gain lasting happiness.

We can know what is right and wrong and how to return to live with Heavenly Father again by listening to His words through the Prophets.

Men who are called to lead the church and receive revelation from Heavenly Father are called Prophets. Many years ago, God spoke to righteous men and they shared their testimonies. These Ancient Prophets learned the will of God and wrote it down in books of scriptures.

- Who is your favorite Prophet from the Scriptures?
- What did He teach us about how we should live?

Heavenly Father has called Prophets in our day as well.

(hold up a complete set of LDS scriptures)

Today we have the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price. These books have the words of Ancient and Modern Prophets to teach and guide us back to Heavenly Father. We can also listen to Modern Prophets during General Conference and read their words in church magazines like the Ensign, New Era and Children's Friend.

(Display the poster "I Will Follow the Prophet". Read the poem together.)


- Why is it important to follow the Prophet?
- Who is our Prophet today?

(display a picture of Thomas S. Monson)



- What does He teach us about how we should live?

Along with many other truths, President Monson has taught us how to have a happy home. He said, "It is in the home that we form our attitudes, our deeply held beliefs. It is in the home that hope is fostered or destroyed. Our homes are to be more than sanctuaries; they should also be places where God’s Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns and peace dwells".

This week we should try to follow President Monson's words. Let's try our best to have a happy home where we can all feel love.

Bear your testimony about Prophets. Share with your children times when your life was blessed because you followed a Prophet's council.

(For tips on sharing your testimony please click here.)


Practice Song: If you are teaching your family the August Song of the Month, go over the words and music with your family.

Activities: Included in Lesson Download.

For Younger Kids: Coloring Page (from Children's Friend magazine)


For Older Kids: Prophet Word Search


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8 Way Righteous Comments:

Suzanne said...

Welcome Back!
I just wanted to let you know how much I have appreciated your example. For many reasons, FHE always seemed too big of a mountain for me to climb. But your lessons are simple, flexible, and most important to me, organized. Since committing at the beginning of this year to doing regular FHE with your blog, I've noticed great improvement in communication skills and knowledge of the gospel in my kids. I have overcome my fears of the unknown that have kept me from doing FHE on my own. When your computer died, I panicked a bit. That was another growth period for me as I tried to apply what you had been showing me during the first half of the year to develop our own FHEs. I just taught a monthly RS Mtg on FHE last week and cited your blog as a great resource on how to get started and to plan out a year of topics and lessons. I am truly grateful to you for sharing your gifts with me.
All the best to you and your family.

LDS Scriptures for the Modern Man said...

I, too, love your lessons, despite the fact that I am not Mormon myself. They make me feel that there is yet hope for the internet, and President Monson's words ring truthfully within even my own mind; a happy home where we can all feel love.

The Jensen Family said...

I am going to teach this lesson right before Conference! thank you! My 6 Year old will love it

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely amazing for creating and sharing these wonderful lessons. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Julie said...

Thanks very much for these starting off points! It's kind of you to share!

Liz said...

Thank you so much for these awesome lessons! My kids love them too.

Photo Girl said...

I've done a few of your lesson plans so far and they are great. I like that you have a scripture, an activity, a challenge, and NOT a treat. I do not make treats for my kids every Monday night! SuperMom I am not. Nor do they need the sugar. And bribing my kids to like FHE doesn't seem like a good idea either. I also appreciate that the lessons are so organized. It appeals to my slightly OCD side. :) Thank you for sharing!

Lauren Church said...

Seriously fantastic! I needed this so much right now! I've been feeling like I'm failing at Family Home Evening and admittedly not doing it every week but with my oldest starting Kindergarten I really felt like I needed to get it together to keep the spirit strong in my home and family. Thanks!

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