Year 02/Lesson 45: The 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ

What You'll Need: scriptures, GAB 53: The 10 Virgins, GAK 238: The Second Coming, writing tools, Fill Your Urn with Oil lesson help, glue stick, salt dough (recipe below), toothpicks, scripture code activity, pen/pencil.

Quote:  Keith B. McMullin - "Our duty as Latter-day Saints is to prepare ourselves, this earth, and its inhabitants for the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Being prepared and being strong as the gospel teaches ensures happiness..."

Opening Song: When He Comes Again (PCS #82)


When Jesus died and was resurrected, He promised that He would come again. Jesus could not tell us when He would come, but the scriptures tell us that it will be a glorious event. It will be a heavenly, happy time for us if we are prepared to meet Him.

Because Jesus wanted us to know how important it is to be prepared, He told us a parable, or story. It is called the parable of the ten virgins, and it is recorded in Matthew 25:1–13.

There were ten young women, or virgins, who were invited to a wedding supper. They had to wait for the bridegroom to let them in, but none of them knew when he would come to open the door.

The young women brought oil-burning lamps to give light so that they could see. Five of them were wise and not only filled their lamps with oil but also brought extra oil so that their lamps would burn for a long time. The other five young women were foolish. They did not bring enough oil.

(display picture of the 10 Virgins)

Before the bridegroom finally came, the oil in all the lamps had burned away. The five wise women put their extra oil in their lamps and lit them. The five foolish women had to leave to buy more oil. By the time they returned, the bridegroom had opened the door, let the wise young women in, and closed the door again. So the five foolish young women could not go in to the wedding with the bridegroom.

Jesus is like the bridegroom. We do not know when He will come again. But if we prepare like the five wise women in the parable, we will be ready and happy to meet Him when He comes.

The best way we can prepare for the Savior’s coming is to accept the teachings of the gospel and make them part of our lives. We should live each day the best we can, just as Jesus taught when He was on the earth. We can look to the prophet for guidance and follow his counsel. We can live worthy to have the Holy Ghost guide us.

Lesson Aid: Fill your Urn with Extra Oil

A Year of FHE // A great coloring activity and craft to help teach your family about the parable of the Ten Virgins and ways we can fill our own lamps.  #lds #familyhomevening #bible #craft

When we are doing our best to obey the Lord's commandments we will look forward to the Savior’s coming with happiness and not with fear.

(display GAK 238: The Second Coming )

Bear your testimony about preparing spiritually for the Second Coming. Emphasize how wonderful it will be if we have been faithful and try our best.  Share the confidence you feel when you obey the commandments.

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



This is what lamps in the time of Jesus looked like.  Create your own lamp with salt dough.

Salt Dough Recipe:
1 cup of regular table salt
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of water (may add more)

- In a large bowl, combine the salt and the flour
- Make a well in the salt/flour mixture and add the water
- Knead until smooth and shape into a ball

NOTE: Dough may be made a day or two in advance. When not in use, wrap well in plastic or store in an airtight container.

- Have children create their own small lamp. Try not to let these get too thick or they will take too long to dry.
- After basic lamp shape is made, let children use a toothpick to create designs in their lamps.
- Place on cookie sheet and bake at 200* until completely dry. This may take a few hours. The next morning kids will have dried lamps of their very own.

(adapted from The Friend magazine)

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A Year of FHE // Check out this Family Home Evening about the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ. You'll share the story of the 10 Virgins, make a list of how to become spiritually prepared, do a craft together, and there's a scripture game for older kids and teens! #lds #fhe #jesus #secondcoming

12 Way Righteous Comments:

Rogers said...

Thank you every much for this months theme.

bella utahan said...

Thank you for your blog! The FHE lessons are always great!

laurenteo09 said...

I just found your blog and I'm in love. Thank you so much for making my life that much easier!

NJ said...

Love this lesson! I didn't ever think of baking salt dough. My 3 year old will love this tonight!! Thank you!

Shambi-Galambi said...

Just what I needed, THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

I love it!

Unknown said...

I've recently been called to be an Activity Days leader in my ward. Being a recent convert I really have felt at a loss and the other teacher does most of the teaching. For August we are teaching about the 10 Virgins and I stumbled across your site. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you; I feel better educated and more prepared to teach thanks to you!

jena wise said...

Thank you for the printables and for the clear lesson. Using this tomorrow for a Valiant 9 lesson aid in primary. Appreciated!

Kari Arntsen said...

you are the reson i stay moron thank you soooo much and my kids do too!

Tanisha said...

I have been using many of your FHE resources for our lessons each week lately, and just wanted to drop a quick comment to THANK YOU for sharing all these wonderful things, to help so many others (like me!) put together a nice FHE each week. Appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Can you burn oil with a wick in the salt dough lamps, or are they just for art?

Unknown said...

What a great way to start the new year 2022 Jesus loves us all.

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