The Primary Theme for September Is:
I Obey Jesus Christ Because I Love Him
The Scripture Is:
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Here's the Scripture Card PDF:
Obedience is the most genuine way to show love for God.
(Howard W. Hunter)
To help our family learn that through obeying the commandments
we can return to live with our Father in Heaven.
"Keep the Commandments"
Children's Songbook Page 146
Draw a large square on a piece of paper.
Tell your family that it represents the four sides of a fence.
Explain that many people might consider this fence restrictive
and try to jump or climb over it.
Others would consider the fence as a way to keep anything
from hurting them.
Heavenly Father has given us a protective fence called the commandments.
Invite family members to name some of the commandments.
Write them around the outside of the square.
Ask how each of these commandments protects us.
Make a copy for each of the members of your family and
have them draw a picture of themselves or the whole family
inside the square.
These pages can be added to your
Family Home Evening Journal!
How to Be Exactly Obedient
Even Jesus, the greatest person ever to live on this earth,
won the prize of eternal glory only by strict obedience
to the will of his Father.
Noah was another superb example.
Long before the rains came, while it was still dry, the Lord
commanded him to build a ship to save his family from a great flood.
That would be like the Lord commanding his servant, Brother Ogden,
to take his family from Provo, Utah, and flee up the canyon eastward
into Heber Valley, and there build a spaceship.
The world would soon be destroyed, and that would be the only
way for my family to escape and be saved.
My reaction, of course, would be
"But Lord, I don't know how to build a spaceship."
I suspect Noah must have felt the same way. But he responded.
He did exactly as the Lord instructed him
(the Lord providing the details after Noah demonstrated his willingness to obey),
and, in the end, the prophet and his family were saved and
thus perpetuated the human race.
We all appreciate Noah's obedience:
We are descendants of Noah, and his obedience preserved our
option to come here for this crucial mortal probation.
(D. Kelly Ogden, Before You Get to Heaven)
On one side of a paper, list the following actions:
Stay Up Too Late
Arrive Late For School or Work
Break a Traffic Law
Eat Too Much
Drive on a Flat Tire
Prepare Well for an Assignment or Test
If you desire, list any others that are applicable for your family.
Draw a line down the middle of the paper.
Briefly discuss what the word consequences means.
Tell your family that every choice has a consequence.
Sometimes the consequences do not happen for a long time,
but there is always a consequence.
Go through the list and have family members tell what the
consequence of each action might be.
On the other side of the line,
write one or two consequences of each action.
Determine whether the action shows obedience or disobedience.
Play "Simon Says."
Liken keeping the commandments with following
"Simon's" instructions exactly.
Teach the following verse:
While I Am Young
If I can learn while I am young
To listen and obey,
When I am older, doing right
Will be the easier way!
(Mabel Jones Gabbott)
Here's the PDF:
Time for Treats!
Easy Sticky Buns
18 Frozen Dinner Rolls
3-1/2 oz. Package Cook & Serve Butterscotch Pudding Mix
1/2 cup Butter, Melted
1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Pecans and Raisins are optional!
Arrange frozen rolls in a greased Bundt pan;
sprinkle with pudding mix and set aside.
Combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon;
pour over rolls.
Cover tightly with greased aluminum foil and let rise
all day or overnight.
Uncover and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Carefully invert onto a serving platter.
Makes 1-1/2 Dozen!
If You're In A HURRY . . .
Use a muffin tin!
Pour the mixture (above) into each tin.
Place one dinner roll into each of the tins.
Let rise until doubled in size.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
Carefully invert pan onto a baking dish.
Have a GREAT Night!