Come Follow Me- for Primary 2022, Jan. 24–30, Moses 7, Free LDS primary lesson helps.
Teach the Doctrine: Younger Children
God wants us to love each other.
These verses describe characteristics of the people of Zion. How can you help the children begin to develop these characteristics?
Share the story of Enoch’s people from “Enoch the Prophet” (in Old Testament Stories), or let the children tell the story in their own words using the picture of Enoch in this week’s outline in Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families. You could also sing with the children the second verse of “Follow the Prophet” (Children’s Songbook, 110–11) to review the story.
Help the children think of actions related to the phrase “one heart and one mind” (Moses 7:18). Explain that this phrase means that the people of Enoch loved and were kind to each other. Invite them to use this week’s activity page to draw a way they can show love.
Sing a song about loving one another, such as “Love at Home” (Hymns, no. 294). Bring pictures that illustrate key phrases in the song to help the children learn the words. Ask the children to share ways they can show love to each other in Primary and in their homes. Then let them act out their ideas.
Here is a cute home puzzle from the Friend magazine.
God cares about His children.
You can help the children learn that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ care deeply about us and our actions.
Let the children draw a happy face on one side of a piece of paper and a sad face on the other side. Name some good actions, like saying a prayer, and some negative ones, like telling a lie, and ask the children to hold up the happy face or sad face to show how Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ would feel about each choice.
After the children have chosen out a good action or a bad action out of the bag/bowl have them adjust the face to show how Jesus feels when we make these choices.
Invite the children to play a game in which they act out things they can do that make Heavenly Father happy. Ask the other children to guess what they are doing. Share with each of the children something you have seen them do that makes Heavenly Father happy.
Jesus will come back to earth.
In his vision, Enoch saw the latter days, including the Savior’s Second Coming. How can you help the children look forward to the Second Coming?
Tell the children to imagine that a special guest is coming to visit them. What would they do to prepare for the visit? Share the Lord’s words to Enoch in Moses 7:60: “I [will] come in the last days.” What are some ways we can prepare for Jesus to come again?
Show pictures of times when the Savior appeared to people (see Gospel Art Book, nos. 60, 82, 83, and 84). What are the people doing in the pictures? How might the people have felt when they met Jesus? Let the children share how they feel about seeing Jesus when He comes again.
This is a flip page, that is a fun hands on way to help teach this.
Sing a song about the Savior’s Second Coming, such as “When He Comes Again” (Children’s Songbook, 82–83), and ask the children what they think it will be like when Jesus comes again.
Teach the Doctrine: Older Children
We can be unified like the people of Zion were.
As you read about Zion, reflect on examples of unity that you have seen. How can you help the children learn to become unified like Enoch’s people were?
Ask the children to look for words that describe Enoch’s people, also known as Zion, as they read Moses 7:18. Write these words as headings at the top of the board, and invite the children to write, under each heading, things they can do to be more like Enoch’s people. After they share, ask the children how they can make their homes more like Zion. They might find some ideas in 4 Nephi 1:15–18.
Ask the children to count how many times the word “Zion” appears in Moses 7:18–21, 62–63, 68–69. Each time the word appears, help the children identify what the verse says about Zion (see also Guide to the Scriptures, “Zion,” scriptures.ChurchofJesusChrist.org). How can we be more like the people described in these verses?
Use this week’s activity page to help the children think about ways they can be “of one heart and one mind” (see Moses 7:18).
God weeps for His children.
How can you help the children discover that God cares about us and our actions?
Ask the children what might cause God to weep (see Moses 7:28–31). Invite the children to search Moses 7:32–33, 37 for answers. What do these verses teach us about how God feels about His children? How do we know that God loves us? Share your testimony of God’s love for us.
Toss a bean bag or a ball to a child. Ask him or her to finish the phrase “I can make God happy by …” and then toss the object to another child. Repeat until every child has had a turn.
Jesus Christ will come again in the last days.
As you read about the Second Coming in Moses 7:60–67, think of how to teach the children about it in a joyful way.
Read together Moses 7:60–67, and help the children identify things the Lord says will happen in the last days. Ask them which of these events they are looking forward to and why.
Invite the children to talk about a time when they waited for someone to visit or to return home. How did the children feel? What did they do to get ready? How can we prepare to see Jesus again?