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

Come, Follow Me Jan 28 - Feb 3: "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord"

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Week FIVE here we come! New Testament 2019 Come, Follow Me: "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord" We will be studying Matthew 3; Mark 1; and Luke 3 from January 28 - February 3. The main topics we have chosen this week are baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost. I can't wait to get into it so lets do just that!

Our plan this week is to watch the Bible Videos that go with this block of scripture on Sunday the 27th in the afternoon. 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 28 - February 3
Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3
“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”
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. Get a box and gather things that represent The Holy Ghost like a compass, a picture of Jesus, and a comforting blanket.Have a picture of someone being baptized, keep it on your fridge for the week. If one or more of your kids has been baptized a picture of them on their baptism day would be a great focus for the week! Have candy or another treat for the scavenger hunt, print and cut out the scavenger hunt cards. Print the Primary handout for this week.

Discussion Topics:
Bible Videos:

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:
The Holy Ghost Helps Me and The Holy Ghost Can Guide Me
(Matthew 3:11, 16)

Preparation: Get a box and gather things that represent The Holy Ghost like a compass, a picture of Jesus, and a comforting blanket. Have candy or another treat for the scavenger hunt, hide the scavenger hunt cards.

Get out the box with the things that represent the roles of The Holy Ghost. Talk about how these things are like The Holy Ghost. He testifies of Jesus and comforts us. (John 15:26) He guides us. (2 Ne 32:5)

The Holy Ghost Scavenger Hunt: (Find it on our activity page)
The Holy Ghost can lead us along in our life by prompting us or giving us "clues." Follow the clues around the house to find the prize!

Additional Lesson or Discussion Ideas:

I Can be Baptized as Jesus Was
Preparation: Have a picture of someone being baptized. If one or more of your kids has been baptized, a picture of them on their baptism day would be a great addition to the lesson. Print off the Primary handout for this week.
Watch the videos, either New Testament Stories or Bible Videos; read the scripture references or use a mix of both.
New Testament Stories
Chapter 10: Jesus is Baptized
Bible Video
  The Baptism of Jesus
Scripture Reference
     Matthew 3:3-17

Read Mosiah 18:8-10 and D&C 20:37. Display the picture of the person being baptized and talk about the covenants and promises the kids will be making or have made when they are baptized.

Activity Ideas:
Color and cut out the Primary handout for this week.
Activity page from the New Testament Coloring Book.

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