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COME FOLLOW ME: BOOK OF MORMON- WEEK 10 TEACHING IDEAS & RESOURCES | 2 NEPHI 31 – 33

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Week 10: Come Follow Me: Book of Mormon, Teaching Ideas and Free Resources

March 2nd – March 8th

2 NEPHI 31 – 33

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.

  • Summarize the path to Eternal Life in just a few words.
  • How are you pressing forward along the Gospel path?
  • What are you doing today to follow the Savior’s example of obedience?
  • If baptism and confirmation are the gate at what we enter, what do we do once on the path?
  • How have they (Nephi’s words) persuaded you to “believe in [Christ], and to endure to the end”?
  • What are some blessings we receive when we are baptized?
  • How can we continue to follow the example of Jesus after we are baptized?
  • How does the Lord bless us when we pray always?
  • Why doesn’t Satan want us to pray?
    • How can we remind ourselves to pray even when we don’t feel like it?
    • Why doesn’t Satan want us to pray?
    • How can we remind ourselves to pray even when we don’t feel like it?
  • What does it mean to feast on the scriptures?
    • Share with the children the blessings you’ve received as you’ve feasted on the scriptures
    • Why do children need to understand the importance of feasting on the words of Christ?
  • Why does Heavenly Father want us to pray?

Object Lesson: What Does it Mean to Feast?

This week’s object lesson comes directly from the Come Follow Me, Manual. If you’re looking for a way to engage your students… favorite food is always a winner. Keep in mind you don’t have to use a dessert or candy. Simply make a dinner or a side to a dinner you know everyone loves. This is one of those examples of how you don’t have to do anything out of the ordinary to work in Come Follow Me. Just. Plan. On. It. There’s power, at least for me, in having a plan. If I don’t have a plan… It doesn’t happen, no matter how good my intentions are.

So, before moving forward think of a dinner, breakfast, or lunch this week, a dessert you want to make, (or in my case buy ;D) where you can do a simple quick lesson about what it means to feast. Our kiddos LOVE Doughnuts. They are also considered a special treat and are easy to pick up while grocery shopping. Easy. Convenient. Effective. You gotcha!

Materials:

  • Favorite Treat, Meal…etc
  • Towel, Table Cloth…etc Something to cover, not necessary but will add a fun dramatic effect!

Instructions:

The covering is simply to add a little mystery. As a teacher, mystery always leads to engagement. The following questions and prompts come directly from the Come Follow Me manual.

Ask the children to imagine a feast. What food would they want there?

Hopefully, you can scaffold them along to what you have prepared and hiding. Que, the unveiling. At this point, excitement and intrigue should be to your advantage. From here have a discussion on what it means to feast… You could even list words or synonyms that go along with feasting. Now turn it around, ask them what the opposite of feasting might be or look like. Think of words like nibble, taste, pushing the food around…etc.

Once there is a good example of the opposite of feast, challenge them to experience the opposite on the surprise food you’ve provided. If you have a 4 and a 2-year-old like me… the idea of nibbling on a doughnut is TORTURE. Make it effective and fun by having each child demonstrate.

Before you give in and allow your kiddos to feast… Tease them a little longer and move into the scriptures. ***They should be WANTING more at this point. USE this in your discussion. Feasting is WANTING more. Consider the idea of nourishment and sustenance of what we need if we were to nibble as opposed to feasting…

Application|Discusion:

2 Nephi 32:3

Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.

Talk about it. What does this verse mean. What does it mean to feast on the scriptures, what would that look like? How often might it happen?

  • Why did Nephi use the word feast to teach us how we should study God’s word?
  • Why didn’t he just say read?
  • What does it mean to feast on the scriptures?
  • ****Share with the children the blessings you’ve received as you’ve feasted on the scriptures.

Can you think of a time or an experience where you were nibbling on the scriptures as opposed to feasting on them? What might nibbling on the scriptures look like? Was there|is there a difference in your life when your feasting as opposed to nibbling?

Consider committing as a family or individuals to a more consistent, or more meaningful scripture study. How can you make this different from nibbling in the past. I feel this is very personal, for us with young kids consistency will be our focus while maybe pulling out one verse. I read about a suggestion for those with older kids that I really loved. The individuals did the reading on their own and were each asked to bring one scripture to discuss and how it applies to their life. This could be done around the dinner table and was really effective.


Click Here to Download the Free Scripture Feast Challenge 

To add a little zest and extra motivation to spark our consistency, I created these coloring sheets that are meant to be used for the next 30 days. After each day of reading, kiddos color in a single letter or picture! I’ve got 3 different templates for you to pick from! These are a free download that you are welcome to use, however in order to download you must be a member of Living on Lemon Lane!

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I also stumbled across these suggestions for improving scripture study and what was FHE from a Women’s Conference and really enjoyed it. I’ll include the suggestion, click on the link for the full article:

Feast upon the Scriptures: The scriptures are a ready source of family home evening lessons. When Sister Fortunata Mandalari of the Reggio Calabria Branch, Calabria Italy District, took a vacation to visit her daughter’s family, she turned to the scriptures for a family home evening lesson. “I prepared a piece of paper for each of the seven family members,” she says, “and I wrote on it: ‘For the next family home evening, come prepared with your favorite scripture and a comment. You will have five minutes.’ “On Monday, when we sat down at the table, there was already a peaceful feeling. I knew everything was going to go well. Each family member spoke of a different scripture, and everyone had a chance to speak up and learn from one another. We were so happy with this format that we used it for the remainder of my vacation. “After I returned home, my daughter told me that her family still enjoys this approach.

Finally, after the discussion and a commitment has been made, allow them to FINALLY demonstrate what it means to feast using your special surprise treat as their example.

Watch this GREAT video by Book of Mormon Central to bring it all home!

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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.)

 

The Illustrated Scripture Stories and Podcast won’t pick back up until Enos… So I wanted to share some other fun resources I’ve found that are PERFECT for teaching Come Follow Me to Toddlers and Young Children.

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 how Christ is the Only Way.

You can even head to their website to download discussion questions to go along with the video and a fun coloring page.

 

Click Here to access this week’s Printables and Activities

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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Read:

 

Questions About Baptism: Cute article from the Friend

Logan’s Baptism: A short story from the Friend

Activity Suggestions:

Free Feast Upon the Words of Christ Consistent Scripture Study Challenge Activity, Must be a member to Download

To add a little zest and extra motivation to spark our consistency, I created these coloring sheets that are meant to be used for the next 30 days. After each day of reading, kiddos color in a single letter or picture! I’ve got 3 different templates for you to pick from! These are a free download that you are welcome to use, however in order to download you must be a member of Living on Lemon Lane!

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Complete the activity page with the children, and invite them to make a goal to do at least one thing to feast on the scriptures this week. Activity provided in the Come Follow Me, Manual.

 

Teaching Ideas for Families

Watch or Listen To:

Finding time to make Come Follow Me can be tough, it can also be tough to keep the attention of family members. The Book of Mormon videos recently released by the church are a WONDERFUL resource. 

SO SO SO EXCITED about this video I stumbled across! I’m hoping Living Scripture will continue to create this content weekly!

Read:

Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel Lead me to Jesus Christ: Article from the Friend that breaks this down clearly and simply

Feasting Upon the Words of Christ: The Visiting Teaching Message for April of 2000

I LOVED this story and insight from the New Era: Feast Like a Flamingo

Also LOVING these Infographics put out in the Ensign for Come Follow Me!

Activity Suggestions:

Object Lesson Above

Spiritual Stepping Stones(Activity Suggestions from the Ensign)

Christ said, “Follow me, and do the things which ye have seen me do” (2 Nephi 31:12).

  1. Place a picture of Christ on the opposite side of the room.

  2. Write on narrow pieces of paper or cards the “stepping stones” to Christ:

    • Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

    • Repentance

    • Baptism

    • The gift of the Holy Ghost

    • Enduring to the end

  1. Have someone put the steps in order.

  2. Place the steps on the floor in a “strait and narrow path” (2 Nephi 31:18) to Christ.

Discussion: Which stepping stone is next for each of you? How can we honor the steps we have taken? What can we do to strengthen our resolve to stay on the path?

Printable by Living Scriptures Baptism Activity

As always, I LOVE Ministering Simply Printables and activities!

Individual Study & Extension

Watch or Listen To:

Ever wish you could sit in on a lecture by THE scholar, Hugh Nibley… You. Can. Watch the video above!

Excellent Video and Explanation of the chapters for this week!

Read:

 

:MOST IMPORTANT PART:

Comment below and share YOUR favorite resources for Week 7 of Come Follow Me in the Book of Mormon. Join the conversation on @livingonlemonlane on Instagram and stay updated on new blog posts!  If you enjoyed this PLEASE SHARE! Till next week.

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“There is a better way to prepare, because great faith has a short shelf life. We could decide to persist in studying the words of Christ in the scriptures and the teachings of living prophets. This is what I will do. I will go back to the Book of Mormon and drink deeply and often. And then I will be grateful for what the prophet’s challenge and promise did to teach me how to gain greater faith and maintain it.”
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Samuel risked it all.⁣

After being kicked out of Zarahemla, he returned to the hard-hearted Nephites, climbed that outer city wall, dodged arrows and stones, and put his life on the line to preach repentance and salvation through Christ.⁣

He prophesied that the Son of God would come to redeem “all those who shall believe on his name.” (Helaman 14:2)⁣
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Believe on His name.⁣

To “believe on His name” is really to believe on His 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴—and there are over 200 of them throughout the scriptures. Christ’s myriad titles perfectly capture who He is and who He can be in our lives if we’ll only believe. ⁣

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When we need an ally and a friend, He is our ADVOCATE WITH THE FATHER.⁣

When we yearn for a constant in an ever-changing world, He is ALPHA AND OMEGA.⁣

When we are spiritually famished and emotionally fatigued, He is the BREAD OF LIFE.⁣

When we are encompassed by darkness and yearn for the light, He is our BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR.⁣

When we just can’t shake the chains of addiction and sin, He is our DELIVERER.⁣

When our faith is not enough, yet we desire to believe, He is the FINISHER OF OUR FAITH.⁣

When we have wandered and can’t find our way back, He is our GOOD SHEPHERD.⁣

When we need hope for a future that only seems bleak, He is the HIGH PRIEST OF GOOD THINGS TO COME.⁣

When we’re consumed by the mists of darkness, He is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD.⁣

When we grieve, anguish, and cry out, He is the PRINCE OF PEACE.⁣

When we are wounded and seek divine healing, He is our PHYSICIAN.⁣

When we’re ready to be molded into something more, He is the POTTER.⁣

When our souls need reclaiming, He is our REDEEMER.⁣

When the winds of doubt blow us off course—when the waves of trial beat against us—He is our REFUGE FROM THE STORM.⁣

When our world is crumbling, He is our ROCK.⁣

When we need saving, He is our SAVIOR.⁣

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What’s in a name?⁣
What’s in 𝘏𝘪𝘴 name?⁣
Everything you and I will ever need.⁣
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What is your favorite title for Jesus Christ?
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“As a prophet reveals the truth it divides the people. The honest in heart heed his words, but the unrighteous either ignore the prophet or fight him. When the prophet points out the sins of the world, the worldly either want to close the mouth of the prophet or else act as if the prophet didn’t exist, rather than repent of their sins. Popularity is never a test of truth. Many a prophet has been killed or cast out. As we come closer to the Lord’s second coming, you can expect that as the people of the world become more wicked, the prophet will be less popular with them”

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Think about evidences that the Lord has given you. For example, maybe you haven’t literally heard the Lord’s voice, but have you felt “a whisper” from the Holy Ghost that “did pierce even to the very soul”? (Helaman 5:30; see also Doctrine and Covenants 88:66). Perhaps you’ve been in darkness, cried unto God for greater faith, and been “filled with that joy which is unspeakable” (Helaman 5:40–47).
What other experiences have strengthened your faith in Christ and His gospel?
Helaman 5:29–33: What experiences have we had with recognizing the voice of God in our lives?
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The language in Heleman 5:12 has always really intrigued me. Scriptures like this one can become really relevant by simply noticing a single word. In the case of this scripture that powerful word for me is When.

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