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Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: Aug 5-11 "The Power of God unto Salvation"


Hello! I am so happy you have found us or better yet, come back to see us again for another week of Simply Family Home Evening lesson ideas for your New Testament Come, Follow Me study! This week we are starting a new book, Romans! My kids always get so excited when we reach a new book. And I don't know about you and your family but I've noticed that a lot of my "New Testament story knowledge" is from the Gospels. There are a lot of these stories and scriptures that I am not familiar with very well - or even at all! What an awesome blessing to study them with my family!

This week we are reading Romans 1-6 and the lesson title in Come, Follow Me is "The Power of God unto Salvation.

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Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: Aug 5-11 "The Power of God unto Salvation"

August 5-11
Romans 1-6
"The Power of God Unto Salvation"

Simply Family Home Evening Lesson Plan

The lesson idea we decided to focus on for Family Home Evening this week is:
 I can show my faith in Jesus Christ by following Him
Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: Aug 5-11 "The Power of God unto Salvation"
Preparation: Print maps of Paul's mission. This map is the Bible Map of Paul's missions. The routes of the missions are easy to see. This map of Paul’s mission has the countries color coded and makes boards easier to see. It is based on the King James Version of the Bible but is not released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (This is important to know if you plan to use a map in a Primary lesson, as we understand it, visual aids should be ones that are released by The Church.) 
Print out the Pin the tie on the Missionary game. 
Get materials for a simple obstacle course. (Or if your house looks like mine, just don't clean up. The maze of legos and toys should work just fine the way it is. 😂)
Blindfold.
Opening Song: “When I am Baptized” Children’s Songbook pg 103 
Scriptures: Romans 1:16–17
Lesson: 
Show this map of Paul’s missionary journey to help understand where Rome is in comparison to where the rest of the New Testament stories have taken so place so far. 
Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: Aug 5-11 "The Power of God unto Salvation"
Paul wrote his epistle to the Romans during his third mission while in Corinth. Read Romans 1:17Have the kids repeat, “The just shall live by faith” until they can do it without help.

Hang a picture of Jesus of the wall

Set up a simple obstacle course for your kids (Level of difficulty should be based on the ages of your kids.) Blindfold the first child to go through the obstacle course. Their goal is to get through the course and arrive at the picture of Jesus. Depending on their age, either guide them through the course with your voice only, giving directions to them on how to avoid the obstacles, or guide them through it slowly with a light touch.

Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: Aug 5-11 "The Power of God unto Salvation"
Talk to them about how this represents “The Just Shall Live By Faith”. Even though we can’t see Christ, we know He is guiding us back to Him. We can find Him guiding us through the scriptures, teachings from modern day prophets and the Holy Ghost.
Adapt for older kids: Read Romans 1:16  and have them memorize the phrase “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ” and talk to them about how this scripture can help them. For example, in situations with friends that are not members that may criticize them for their beliefs.
Activity Ideas:
Play Pin the Tie on the Missionary
Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: Aug 5-11 "The Power of God unto Salvation"

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Additional Lesson or Discussion Ideas:


Being baptized is like becoming a new person

Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: Aug 5-11 "The Power of God unto Salvation"

Preparation: Have a picture of someone getting baptizedPrint out, color and put together the primary handout.
Scriptures: Romans 6:1–11
Videos:
Bible Video: 
     The Baptism of Jesus
New Testament Stories: 
     Chapter 10: Jesus Is Baptized 
Lesson: 
Watch the videos; read the scriptures or use a combination of both.
Hold up the picture of someone being baptized. 
Read Romans 6:4
Have the kids repeat “Walk in the newness of life” until they can do it without help.
Use the handout from the primary manual to help illustrate what this means. When we are baptized we are forgiven of our sins. We have the chance to go forward and make good choices, repenting when we make mistakes, and striving to become more like Jesus.
Adapt for older children: Read Romans 6:3–6
Discuss the symbolism of baptism being like death and resurrection. Read the sacrament prayers in Doctrine and Covenants and tell the kids every time we take the sacrament we renew our covenants with Him and it is like being baptized all over again.
Activity Ideas:
Have another Primary Handout for each child to color and put together.

We all need Jesus Christ in order to be forgiven of our sins

Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: Aug 5-11 "The Power of God unto Salvation"
Preparation: Put a treat or a toy in a bag and hang it high where the kids won’t be able to reach it.
Scriptures: Romans 3:23–24 
Lesson: 
Hang a treat or toy up high where the kids can’t reach it. 
Read Romans 3:23–24.  
Make sure to tell them that “grace” in this scripture means the Savior’s gift of love and mercy, the atonement, which makes it possible for us to receive forgiveness for our sins.
Have each kid try to reach the toy or treat by themselves. When they can’t do it, tell them that each of us will sin, and because of that we wouldn’t be able to live with Heavenly Father again. Jesus had to come down to earth to perform the Atonement and help us to return to our Heavenly Father. Lift up one of the children so that they can reach the treat or toy.



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Check out the other discussion topics, videos and General Authority Messages below for other things you can discuss as a family:


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