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Hi! How are you today? Welcome to Simply Family Home Evening. I'm so glad you are back for another week of lesson ideas for the Come, Follow Me curriculum from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. If you have just found us, welcome! We are so glad that you are here! Our hope is that Simply Family Home Evening will help give you some ideas that can enrich your study of the New Testament with your family this week.

Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: June 3-9 "Continue Ye in My Love"

This week we get to study John 13-17 and the lesson title in Come, Follow Me is "Continue Ye in My Love" We get to talk about following Jesus and how we can stay close to Him and follow His example. We'll talk about the commandments, the Holy Ghost, and service. It is going to be a wonderful lesson! Make sure you print off the the Lesson Plan that we have for you for quick reference offline. All of the discussion topics are listed so that you can talk about them anytime, not just during your designated family home evening. Are you ready to get into it? I am!

If this is your first time here, make sure to check out THIS POST which will give you an overview of the layout for our lessons.

Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: June 3-9 "Continue Ye in My Love"

June 3-9
John 13-17
"Continue Ye in My Love"

Simply Family Home Evening Lesson Plan
Discussion Topics:
Bible Stories:
New Testament Stories: 
General Authority Messages
Additional 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 feel closer to Jesus


Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: June 3-9 "Continue Ye in My Love"
Preparation:Get enough brown paper lunch bags for each kid. Glue a picture (preferably up close) of each kid on a bag. Get a flashlight to shine in the bag. Have a washcloth or something else that can block out the light of the flashlight when the flashlight is wrapped up inside it.
Opening Song:Love One Another” Children’s Songbook pg 136 
Scriptures: John 14:26–27; 15:26; 16:13–14
Videos:
Bible Video: 
     The Last Supper
New Testament Stories:
    Chapter 49: "The First Sacrament" 
     Chapter 50: "Other Teachings at the Last Supper"
Lesson: 
Watch the videos; read the scriptures or use a combination of both. 
Read Doctrine and Covenants 8:2
When you say heart, have the kids put their hands over their hearts. When you say mind, have the kids put their hands on their heads. 
Get the paper bags with their pictures on it. Shine a flashlight in the bag. Talk about how when they are baptized, they will receive (or have received) the gift of the Holy Ghost. They will be (or are) blessed with the light and warmth of the Holy Ghost all the time. 
Cover the flashlight with the washcloth and shine it back in the bag. Tell the kids that when they sin, the light from the Holy Ghost will dim, or leave them completely. Then remove the washcloth. 
Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: June 3-9 "Continue Ye in My Love"
Tell them that because Jesus suffered in Gethsemane and died on the cross, (the atonement) we can repent and get the light and warmth of the Holy Ghost back with us at all times.
Adapt for older kids: Read John 14:26; 15:26; and 16:13. Have them listen for and write down words that describe the Holy Ghost.
Activity Ideas:
General Authority or Latter-Day Prophet Don’t Eat Pete (playing boards and game instructions are on our Activity Page)

Additional Lesson or Discussion Ideas:

Jesus wants me to serve others 


Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: June 3-9 "Continue Ye in My Love"
Preparation: Paper, one sheet for each member of the family.
Scriptures: John 13:1–17 
Lesson: 
Read the scriptures.
Show the picture of Christ washing the feet of the apostles.  Have each kid tell their favorite story of Jesus serving someone else.
Give everyone a piece of paper. Tell them they have one minute to write down all the family members and friends they can. (Help those who can’t write yet). 
Have each person tell how someone on that list has served them and one way they can serve someone else on that list.
Activity Ideas:
Take treats to the neighbors!

I show my love for Jesus Christ by keeping His commandments

Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: June 3-9 "Continue Ye in My Love"
Preparation: Print out or cut out a large heart and a stone tablet representing the Ten Commandments. Cut out some smaller hearts (still large enough for the kids to write on.) Write "I can show love to others by.." on the smaller hearts.
Scriptures: John 13:34–35; 14:1515:10–14
Lesson:
Read some or all of the scriptures above.
Tell the kids that when we are kind to others, we are serving Jesus Christ. Take the smaller hearts and ask the kids ways they can show love to others and write it on the hearts. Hang the hearts where the kids can see them throughout the week to remind them to be kind to others.
Give the big heart and the stone tablet to two different kids. 
Read John 14:15 a few times. 
When you say “If ye love Me,” have the kid with the heart hold it up. When you say, “Keep my commandments,” have the kid with the stone tablets hold it up. 
Repeat until each kid can say it by themselves.
Adapt for older children: Also help kids memorize John 13:34–35 
Activity Ideas:
Play the 10 Commandment Match (if you haven't printed it off yet, it can be found on our Activity Page)



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