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Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: July 29 - Aug 4 "A Minister and a Witness"


Welcome back! We have another great week of Simply Family Home Evening lesson plan ideas to help you with your Come, Follow Me study. This week we are are studying Acts 22-28 and the lesson title is "A Minister and a Witness." We get to talk about prophets, how our Heavenly Father and Jesus can help us when things are hard and we get to practice bearing our testimonies. It's such a great week and Simply Family Home Evening is ready to help you start planning your family home evening study. Let's get started!

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Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: July 29 - Aug 4 "A Minister and a Witness"

July 29 - August 4
Acts 22-28
"A Minister and a Witness"

Simply Family Home Evening Lesson Plan

The lesson idea we decided to focus on for Family Home Evening this week is:
Prophets warn me of danger
Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: July 29 - Aug 4 "A Minister and a Witness"
Preparation: If you plan to use the older kids lesson idea you can print out President Nelson's conference talk or have it pulled up and ready to view.
Opening Song: Follow the Prophet (Children's Songbook pg. 110)
Scriptures: Acts 27
Videos:
     Blessed and Happy Are Those Who Keep the Commandments of God
Lesson: 
Watch the videos; read the scriptures or use a combination of both.
Have the kids play follow the leader. Let each kid have a turn. After everyone has had a turn, tell your kids that we have a special leader to follow, our prophet, President Russell M. Nelson. 
Explain that a prophet is a man who speaks with God—God tells the prophet what we should do. Tell your kids that if we follow the prophet, we will be happy and Heavenly Father will bless us. 
Explain that to follow the prophet means to do the things he tells us to do.
Read Paul’s warnings in Acts 27:9–11
Why didn’t the people listen to Paul? (see verse 11)
Read verses 18–20 and 40–44 to find out what happened as a result. Explain that because the people followed Paul’s later counsel to stay on the ship, no one died in the shipwreck; see verses 30–32.
Bear your testimony about how following the prophet has blessed your life and how it can bless the lives of your family.
Adapt for older kids: Have a copy of President Nelson’s most recent conference address and have your kids pick out any blessings the prophet promises and any warnings he gives us. Talk about what we can do to heed these warnings.
Activity Ideas:
Make paper boats and have a boat race! Here is a tutorial to help you! 


Additional Lesson or Discussion Ideas:

Heavenly Father and Jesus care about me and will help me during hard times
Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: July 29 - Aug 4 "A Minister and a Witness"
Preparation: None
Scriptures: 
Acts 23:10–11
Videos:
Bible Video: 
     Be of Good Cheer 
Lesson: 
Watch the videos; read the scriptures or use a combination of both.
Ask your kids why Paul could “Be of good cheer” even though he was in prison?

Tell your kids about when you were going through a really hard time, but knew that Christ was with you, so you could handle the trial better.
Activity Ideas:
Is there someone you and your family know that is going through a trial right now? How could you be the hands of Christ here on earth for this family to help them "be of good cheer"? Discuss it as a family and see if you can find a way to serve them together.

I can share my testimony with others


Come, Follow Me; Simply Family Home Evening FHE lessons: July 29 - Aug 4 "A Minister and a Witness"
Preparation: Get out your Bee-lieve activity. If you haven't made on yet you can find all our links in our very first lesson for this year. Dec 31- Jan 6. Print out this week's primary handout.
Scriptures: 
Videos: 
New Testament Stories: 
     Chapter 63: Paul Finishes His Mission
Lesson: 
Read the scriptures, as you read Paul’s testimony to King Agrippa in Acts 26:1–29 talk about why it might have been hard for Paul to bear his testimony to the king. Watch the video. Is there anything else they learned about Paul's testimony? Use the Bee-lieve activity from Dec 31 lesson to have the kids practice their testimony. We referenced this same lesson just a couple weeks ago so hopefully your kids will already remember how to do it and you can see how they've grown in bearing their testimony.
Adapt for older kids: Have each of the kids talk about a gospel truth they know to be true. Then have them think of someone they know that might benefit from hearing their testimony of that truth. Use this week’s primary handout to have the kids practice what they would say to that person.



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!


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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New Testament Stories:
General Authority Messages:
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Other Resources From The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints:

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