Come Follow Me, Nov -10 "Jesus Christ, "the Author of Eternal Salvation"
Updated: Nov 6, 2019
I love lessons like this. They aren't always like this, often times I'm reading through it for the 10th time trying to find anything that I missed. Not this weeks, I'm having to limit myself because everything looks sooo fun! So that means there are lots of Options here, depending on your child(ren) and what direction you want to take your lesson, Good Luck!
Come Follow Me For-Primary page 169 “Using your own words, write on strips of paper truths about Jesus Christ that you find in Hebrews 1:2-10; 2:8-10, 17-18, and hide them around the room. Invite the children to find them...”
They aren't in strips, but I think the pictures always help.
After they have found the pictures and discussed them, they can add them to the matching faded pictures next to the picture of Jesus.
Come Follow Me -For Primary page 170 "Help the children memorize phrases from the fifth article of faith. Bear your testimony that people who are called to do God's work are called by God through revelation"
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 170 “Invite the children to draw pictures of themselves with their parents. Ask them to share what they have in common with their parents. Explain that when Hebrews 1:3 says that Jesus Christ is ”the express image of God’s person,” it means that Jesus and Heavenly Father have the same qualities and attributes. Testify that we learn about Heavenly Father by learning about and Following Jesus Christ."
I love this section of the lesson about "hard hearts" and "soft hearts". Since kids learn best through touch, it's a lot of fun to explore this gospel truth.
Here is a conference talk by Gerald Lund about a pure, soft heart: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2008/04/opening-our-hearts?lang=eng
Color the picture.
Have pieces of fabric, tissues, ribbon, string etc, in a pile. In the same pile have small sticks, dice, small pieces of sand paper etc. Have the children sort through the pile and glue the soft textures to the heart.
If you like the idea of sorting, but don't like the glueing. Here is a sorting mat for you.
Come Follow Me for Primary page 169 "Bring a sponge and a rock to class. Invite the children to touch the objects and describe how the objects feel. Put a few drops of water on each object, and point out that more water soaks into the sponge than into the rock. Explain that our hearts need to be soft and not hard so we can accept Heavenly Father's truths into our hearts.
I've been thinking about the older primary children, and this portion of the lesson. It's so good for them to be learning scriptures and having something memorable to teach them. So I made these handouts for them. And they turned out super cute.
If you don't have fabric scraps something fuzzy and soft would be a good texture to add.
Here is a bigger one if you just want it as a class demonstration , or to hang it on your fridge for a week.
Come Follow Me-For Primary page 171 “Invite the children to read Mathew 13:15; Hebrews 3:15; Mosiah 11:29; and Moses 6:27. What does it mean to have spiritually dull ears, blind eyes , and hard hearts? How can we make sure that our ears, eyes, and hearts are ready to receive God’s blessings?”
Come Follow Me page 171 “In your own words, share the story of the Israelites hardening their hearts against the Lord in the wilderness (see Numbers 14:1-12; Hebrews 3: 7-19). Let the children act out the story . What will happen if we harden our hearts against the Lord and His gospel?”
May want to give a background, tell them about how Moses parted the red sea, how he hit the rock for water, how Mana (food) appeared for them.
Here is an acting script, but if you have older children, reading the scriptures is the best way to go.
That's it for now.
For fabulous free lesson plans go to https://emiscrafty.com/2018/12/10/come-follow-me-2019-lesson-plans/ Mitzi writes them, and she is a very talented Elementary teacher.
God Bless you as you follow the prophet and study Come Follow Me with your family.