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Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: July 8-14 "What Wilt Thou Have Me Do?"

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This week the lesson in Come, Follow Me is titled "What Wilt Thou Have Me Do?" and we are studying Acts 6-9. We have the opportunity to talk about the Priesthood, Saul's conversion and the martyrdom of Stephen. It's a full week and we have some Simply Family Home Evening lesson ideas for you just below. Here we go!

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Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: July 8-14 "What Wilt Thou Have Me Do?"

July 8-14
Acts 6-9
"What Wilt Thou Have Me Do?"

Simply Family Home Evening Lesson Plan
The lesson idea we decided to focus on for Family Home Evening this week is:
The priesthood is a priceless gift from God
Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: July 8-14 "What Wilt Thou Have Me Do?"
Preparation: Have a bag of coins, the picture of Joseph Smith receiving the priesthood and a copy of the 5th Article of Faith
Scriptures: Acts 8:5–24 
Videos:
New Testament Stories
     Chapter 58: Simon and the Priesthood
Lesson: 
Watch the video; read the scriptures or use a combination of both.
This would be a great time to review our previous lesson on the priesthood, Mar 4-10.
Give the kids a bag of coins. Ask them to go to their dad and ask if they can buy the priesthood from him. (If you don’t have a priesthood holder in the house just ask them if they think they can buy it.)
Read and (possibly) memorize the 5th Article of Faith
Show the picture of Joseph Smith being ordained by Peter James and John  and have your husband (or other priesthood holder) talk about when they were ordained and their priesthood lineage

Activity Ideas:
Go on a backyard scavenger hunt from Lindsey Blogs


Additional Lesson or Discussion Ideas:

When I make a mistake, Heavenly Father invites me to repent and change.
Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: July 8-14 "What Wilt Thou Have Me Do?"
Preparation: Print out the primary handout and then cut out both Saul and Paul and put them on top of another piece of paper. Printout this Road to Damascus printable.
Scriptures: Acts 9:1–20 
Videos:
Bible Video:
     The Road to Damascus
New Testament Stories: 
     Chapter 59: Saul Learns about Jesus 
Lesson: 
Watch the videos; read the scriptures or use a combination of both.
Write the before traits of Saul under the angry Saul and the after traits under the happy Paul.

Under The Road to Damascus, put the words that Saul used to gain repentance for the things he had done. 
Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: July 8-14 "What Wilt Thou Have Me Do?"
Activity Ideas:
Have a summer movie night

I will be a witness of Jesus Christ
Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: July 8-14 "What Wilt Thou Have Me Do?"
Preparation: None for this lesson. All you need are your scriptures and access to the videos below.
Scriptures: Acts 6–7 
Videos:
Bible Videos:
     The Martyrdom of Stephen
New Testament Stories:
     Chapter 57: Wicked Men Kill Stephen
Lesson: 
Watch the videos; read the scriptures or use a combination of both.
When you read these chapters, talk to your kids about how it is always important to be a good example and let people know that we are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints even when it is hard or unpopular.
Activity Ideas:
Watch Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration
It can be found on the Mormon Channel app, YouTube and the ChurchofJesusChrist.org's media page.

Let us know what worked for your family this week. We want to know how it went! Feel free to comment below, or show us how it's going using #simplyfamilyhomeevening on social media. You can also tag us in your photos on Instagram and Facebook. We'd love to see you there!

    Discussion Topics:
    • I can follow Jesus Christ by standing for the right. (Acts 6–7
    • The Holy Ghost inspires me to share the gospel with others. (Acts 8:26–39)
    • When I make a mistake, Heavenly Father invites me to repent and change. (Acts 9:1–20) 
    • I will be a witness of Jesus Christ. (Acts 6–7)
    • The priesthood is a priceless gift from God. (Acts 8:5–24
    Bible Videos:
    General Authority Messages:

    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

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