Monday, August 2, 2010

Family Home Evening - Primary Theme and Scripture:

The Theme for August Is:
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and He Is a God of Miracles.
August Scripture:
Isn't it wonderful that miracles are not just something
that happened in the past?!?
We can witness miracles EVERYDAY when we
open our eyes
wide enough to see them!
Opening Prayer:
"For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles;
and I will show unto the world that I am the same
yesterday, today, and forever; and I work not
among the children of men save it be according to
their faith."
2 Nephi 27:23
Children's Songbook; page 96
Share with your family some of the miracles
found in the scriptures.
Jesus healed the leper.
He gave sight to the blind.
He raised the dead.
He healed the sick.
He performed many miracles then . . . but what about now?
Are there no more miracles?
Remember the scripture:
" . . . He is the same yesterday, today, and forever."
Miracles are happening all around us.
A miracle requires faith.
Even though Jesus stood in front of those he performed
miracles for, they still had to have FAITH!
Faith is part of the miracle.
Joseph Smith had faith that his prayer would be answered,
and it was.
He saw God the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Through this miracle, we have the Book of Mormon.
What are some of the miracles you have witnessed in your life?
President Eyring gave a talk and reminded us
to look for the Lord's hand in our DAILY lives.
He kept a journal of the little miracles and blessings
he experienced in his life everyday.
As a Family Challenge this Month
we would like to encourage the members of your family
to keep a journal like President Eyrings.
Take the opportunity during family dinner or before
evening prayers to recognized the Lord's hand in your day, and
to record it in your journal.
Can you imagine what a treasure this will be
for generations to come?!?
As we recognize His hand,
our testimonies of modern miracles
will surely be strengthened!
I put together some journal cards that can be put into a
clear plastic photo album.
(The $1.00 ones from Walmart or Smith's.)
Here's the PDF:
4x6 Size
Use a family picture and back it with some black
cardstock to use as a front cover to the book.
8 1/2" x 11"
This size will fit into an 8 1/2" x 11" page protector
and can be added to your FHE Journal.
The PDF includes the whole lesson as well as the
monthly Primary Scripture Cards.
You can make one for the whole family,
or one for each individual.
Closing Prayer:
Even if you choose not to take the challenge for the
whole month, I would encourage you to take a few minutes
as a family to write in your journal a miracle
you have witnessed or one that has strengthened your testimony.
Time for Treats!
Grab some of your favorite ice cream and some cones
and be ready for the smiles!
Have a Great Night!


Michelle said...

Thanks so much for posting this! This will be perfect for our FHE tonight. I love being able to reinforce at home what the kids are learning in primary. This is great! :)

Shari said...

I love these FHE lessons! Is there anyway to post these a day or two earlier so we can be prepared on Monday? Many of the lesson require some prep work and a little more time would be so helpful. Thanks for all the hard work, time and prep you do on your end!