Monday, January 10, 2011

January Primary Theme and Scripture Family Home Evening!

Opening Prayer:
January's Theme is:
The Scriptures Are the Word of God
The Scripture can be found in 2 Nephi 32:3
"Feast upon the words of Christ;
for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things
what ye should do"
The Song for January is:
"If I Listen with My Heart"
Today's FHE Lesson is QUICK but POWERFUL!
You Will Need:
An Umbrella
and
A Set of Scriptures
Object:
To show that the scriptures have the power
to keep us safe and protect us if we read and apply
them to our lives.
Lesson:
 Show your family the umbrella without opening it.
Ask them if the umbrella will keep them dry in a
storm if they just carry it with them.

Open the umbrella and hold it over your head.
Ask the same question.
This time the umbrella will help to keep us dry
and offer protection from the weather.
What was the difference?
Show your family the scriptures in their case.

Ask them if the scriptures can help us
if we just carry them around in the case.
Open the case and remove the scriptures.

Open the scriptures and have a family member read
2 Nephi 32:3.
Ask family members how the scriptures can
help to keep us safe from the storms of life.
Remind family members that . . .
The scriptures are like the umbrella.
They can only work if we open them.
The Scriptures ARE the Word of God.
We can enjoy the safety and protection that the
scriptures offer, if we open them, study them, and
feast upon the words of Christ.
Challenge:
SET A GOAL AS A FAMILY
TO COMPLETE THE BOOK OF MORMON
BY THE END OF THE YEAR!
Time for Treats:

Serve family members a candy bar in the wrapper.
Tell them that the candy bar is theirs to enjoy,
BUT tell them that they can't remove the wrapper.
Remind them that in order to
"FEAST UPON THE WORD"
we have to open the gift.
The scriptures have always been our gift to enjoy.
Unfortunately, we sometimes forget to unwrap this
precious gift and feast upon the words.
End with your testimony of the importance of the
scriptures in your own life.
Post your family goal to complete the Book of Mormon
in a place that will serve to remind the family often.
Closing Prayer!

8 comments:

Barbara said...

Welcome back! Just showed this post to my 14-yr-old who'd forgotten to prepare something. Thanks!

CindyG said...

Love it thanks for sharing. Glad you are back.

Miss Katie said...

You came back!!! YEAH!!!! We've missed you!

shauna said...

Great lesson...short, sweet and to the point. Just the way my kids like them! Thank you.

hokie said...

Love this idea. Thanks!

Lucinda said...

Welcome back! Thanks for the post!

Pam said...

I'm so, so, so, so, so, glad you're back! I've missed you and your wonderful posts.

kimber said...

you wouldn't have a cute chart or something up your sleeve that you would want to share on this would you?