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Come Follow Me: Book of Mormon, Teaching Ideas and Free Resources
Mormon 7 – 9
QUESTIONS TO PONDER:
Each Come Follow Me Lesson asks important and reflective questions. When I first began my individual study these questions threw me off. Simply because many of these questions required so much depth and individual reflection in order to answer honestly. My first approach to come follow me was to get in, get out, get it done, check it off. These questions simply didn’t allow me to do so. In fact, I felt a little sick when I would read a question like, “How does the spirit speak to you?” and I wouldn’t know the answer right away. After a time, and pondering on that specific question I realized IT’S OKAY. In fact, I think these questions were meant to be set aside, thought about, and pondered. When we try and come up with the quick easy, obvious, answer, we are depriving ourselves of an opportunity to reflect, ponder, pray, and RECEIVE REVELATION. Is this not the whole reason for Come Follow Me? Are we not trying to finetune and recognize how we, and how to receive personal revelation.
So each week I will list out some of the questions issued in Come Follow Me. Maybe you pick to ponder about all of them, maybe you pick just one. Whatever you do, ponder on this for the ENTIRE week. Pray about it, discuss it with loved ones, then at the start of the new week, take the time to write down your impressions or thoughts, share them with your family, testify of powerful insights.
- What does Mormon’s message teach you about Jesus Christ and His gospel?
- Why might Mormon have chosen this message to conclude his writings?
- What experiences have helped you know that the Book of Mormon is of great worth?
- Jesus Christ showed Moroni what would be happening when the Book of Mormon came forth (see Mormon 8:34–35), and what Moroni saw led him to give bold warnings for our day. As you read Mormon 8:26–41 and 9:1–30, ponder whether there are any signs of these attitudes and actions in your life. What could you do differently?
- What do you learn from Moroni that can help you bring others closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ?
- Mormon 7:5–7, 10; 9:11–14 What do these verses teach us about Heavenly Father’s plan and why we need a Savior?
- What have we learned in our study of the Book of Mormon this year that has helped strengthen our belief in the Bible?
- How might it have felt to be alone like Moroni was? What impresses us about the work he accomplished?
- “Except in the case of His only perfect Begotten Son, imperfect people are all God has ever had to work with. … When you see imperfection, remember that the limitation is not in the divinity of the work” (“Lord, I Believe,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2013, 94). Why is it dangerous to focus on imperfections in others, including those who wrote the Book of Mormon?
- What does it mean to take the name of Jesus Christ upon us?
- Why might someone be ashamed to take upon himself or herself the name of Jesus Christ?
- How can we be bold in our testimonies of the Savior?
- What miracles can we see in the world around us and in our family?
You may not know this about me, but I love gardening, especially flower gardens. I’m no good at it, and again my good intentions outdo any action on my part, leaving an often neglected and overgrown sight, however, I still love it and love learning, reading, and experimenting with different blooms.
One of my favorite ideas/thought process about gardening is the idea of planting seeds is a demonstration of faith. The ACTION of planting the seeds and caring for them demonstrates your belief or hope in the beauty that may come tomorrow.
As I read the heading form Come Follow Me this week, I was immediately reminded of this idea.
Mormon and Moroni had faith that their record would inspire those living in the latter days. As you read Mormon 7–9, write the impressions that come to you about how you can apply what you are learning.
Mormon and Moroni had faith that their actions, work, and sacrifice would bring about beauty for tomorrow.
What are you doing today? What seeds are you planting, or in my case SHOULD be planting? What is something you can do today that will bring about a more beautiful tomorrow?
If you are looking for a way to solidify this idea, it just so happens to be the perfect time to plant bulbs. Tulips and daffodils are one of my absolute FAVORITES.
If you’ve never planted bulbs before here are a few tips:
- Plant in a spot where it will receive full sun, or afternoon sun.
- Tulips prefer well-drained soil.
- Planting before a freeze is optimal, however, you will still have great chances with planting your bulbs in the winter. Tulips are surprisingly hardy.
- The larger the bulb, the deeper it will need to be planted. Larger bulbs need to be planted around 6-8inches deep.
- When you plant the bulbs the pointy side needs to be pointed up.
- Leave them to their own devices and have faith that March will be made more beautiful because of your efforts!
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this! Make sure to comment below.
As you plant, consider making a commitment to the figurative seeds you can plant and care for each day. Come March, when your tulips bloom, reflect on your actions and document the beauty that came because of your actions.
Not sure where to purchase Tulip bulbs at this time… Try Amazon!
“To gain unshakable faith in Jesus Christ is to flood your life with brilliant light. You are no longer alone to struggle with challenges you know you cannot resolve or control yourself, for He said, ‘If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me’ (Moroni 7:33; italics added). – Richard G. Scott
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Teaching Ideas for Toddlers & Young Children
Watch or Listen To:
With a 2-year-old and 4-year-old, I understand the STRUGGLE and the attention span you are dealing with. Below are some of my favorite videos or audio recordings|podcasts you can listen to and watch with your children. My favorites right now are the Book of Mormon Story videos.**Different from the newly released B.O.M. videos. These are illustrated and READ stories to your children. THESE are PERFECT for when everyone is strapped in the car seat. My 4-year-old now requests these over the radio. Each segment is only 2-4 minutes long. This allows us to listen, review and discuss together, and listen again throughout the week. Many of the videos I share can be found on the Saint’s Radio Channel App. (Formerly Mormon Channel App, If you don’t already have this, DOWNLOAD NOW.)
I am absolutely LOVING the YouTube Channel, Latter Day Kids. Each week they put out a beautifully illustrated video meant for young children to be used in conjunction with the Come Follow Me Lessons. This week’s video is all about All Things Denoting there is a God! You can even head to their website to download discussion questions to go along with the video and a fun coloring page.
If you have trouble finding the activity from the link above this one is a direct link, however, please remember to subscribe to Latter Day Kids as a way to THANK them for sharing their talents FREELY.
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PODCAST FOR KIDS:
- Wonderful Podcast geared towards younger (Primary) reviewing some of the chapters this week.
- Illustrated Book of Mormon page 138
- Book of Mormon Stories Young Readers ***My Favorite (INCLUDES VIDEO)
- Book of Mormon Buddies – Friend Article
- Mormon’s Plates
- I LOVE using the Institute and Seminary Manuals to aid my study! They answer questions, provide insight and background coupled with beautiful quotes from Prophets and Apostles.
Watch or Listen To:
- John Welch Notes: Learn about the Book of Mormon with verse by verse commentaries from renowned Book of Mormon scholar.
- I Know Your Doing
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