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Come, Follow Me May 4-10: Mosiah 11-17

Come, Follow Me Jan 21-27: "We Have Found the Messiah"

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Can you believe we are already on week 4 in the New Testament 2019 Come, Follow Me manual? The title of this lesson is "We Have Found the Messiah." We will be studying John 1 from January 21-27. This week we get to talk about the plan of salvation. I love it! There are so many things that you can do with the plan of salvation. We have one idea but we're also excited to hear your ideas on how you will approach this week and what is working for you. Please share them with us!

Our plan this week is to watch the Bible Videos that go with this block of scripture on Sunday the 20th in the afternoon. (We should have lots of time with 2 hour church! wink wink) Often in our family we use the Bible Videos and New Testament stories because they hold the little kids' attention well. Some of our children are very young and don't read yet. We try to make sure the kids understand on their level what happened in the video we watched. In order to make sure we are still teaching from the scriptures as well, we use the excerpts from the scriptures that are suggested in the primary manual.

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January 21 - January 27
John 1
"We Have Found the Messiah"

Weekly Preparation:
(This list includes all the activities for all of the lesson ideas this week so it may include things you aren't planning to use. Look ahead through the lessons and plan for the ones you want to do.)
Print off the Simply Family Home Evening lesson plan for this week. You will need a flashlight, a picture of Jesus, Primary handout for this week, make the creation chart (print out the pictures, color them and arrange them in the order they were created. We did it with an arrow in the center and a metal brad so the arrow could be spun around and point to each day in order) and Plan of Salvation clipart from this post on LDS Lane. We put ours on magnet paper so they could be played with throughout the week on the fridge.
Discussion Topics:
  • Jesus lived with Heavenly Father before He was born (John 1:1-2)
  • Jesus created all things (John 1:3)
  • Jesus Christ is my light (John 1:4-9)
  • As a follower of Jesus Christ, I invite others to follow Him (John 1:35-51)

Other Resources From The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints:
Link to Come, Follow Me for Primary
Link to Come, Follow Me for Individuals and Families
The Friend - For ideas on how to use The Friend Magazine see our Activity Ideas page

The lesson idea we decided to focus on for Family Home Evening this week is:
Jesus Lived With Heavenly Father Before He Was Born
(John 1:1-2)
Preparation: Plan of Salvation magnets or cut outs from LDS Lane, Primary handout for this week.
Opening Song: "I Lived in Heaven" pg 4 Children's Songbook
Watch the videos; read the scripture references or use a mix of both.
New Testament Stories
     Introduction: Our Father's Plan
     Chapter 1 "Before the Old Testament
Scripture Reference
     John 1:1-2
"The Word" in John 1:1 refers to Jesus.
Talk about the Plan of Salvation with the kids using the magnets or cut outs.
Where are we in the Plan?
Where were we before we were born?
Where will we go after we die?

Activity Ideas:
Primary handout for the week

Additional Lesson or Discussion Ideas:

Jesus Created All Things
Preparation: Get the creation chart
  Chapter 2 "Jesus Makes the Earth 
     Our Home 
     For the Beauty of the Earth - The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
Scriptures: John 1:3
Use the creation chart to teach the kids about the creation.
Activity Ideas:
Read a non fiction book about plants, the oceans, an animal, etc. and talk about how Jesus created the things we are reading about.

Jesus Christ is My Light
Preparation: You will need the flashlight and picture of Jesus
Scriptures: John 1:4-9
Go into a dark room, (bathroom or closet) make sure the light is off. Turn the flashlight on and ask how Jesus is the light for us.  
Use the picture of Jesus and use the light to help the kids see it. How can we be the light for other people?
Activity Ideas:
Play flashlight hide-and-seek

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