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Week 13: Come Follow Me: Book of Mormon, Teaching Ideas and Free Resources
March 23rd – 29th
Enos – Words of Mormon
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 messages do these verses have for parents and for children?
What words describe Enos’s efforts as he prayed?
How did Enos act on the answers he received?
What can you learn from Enos about how to have “unshaken” faith in the Lord? (Enos 1:11).
- What do you learn from these accounts that can help you “prosper in the land”?
- What do we learn from Enos about seeking forgiveness?
- How has our study of the Book of Mormon “revealed the plan of salvation” to us?
Lesson: Mighty, Meaningful Prayer
Enos records, “I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the heavens.” It wasn’t easy. Faith did not come quickly. In fact, Enos characterized his experience in prayer as a “wrestle which [he] had before God.”But faith did come. By the power of the Holy Ghost, he did receive a witness for himself.
-Elder Robert D. Hales
Based on the response to last week’s Graphic Organizer for the Allegory of the Olive Tree, I took the liberty to again create a response page that will help you to better dive into and apply Enos’s experience.
This week I wanted to focus on Enos. My son is all about hunting and has been counting down the days to Enos. With this added excitement I wanted to really buckle down on the application and principles found in the account of Enos.
I mentioned last week that I love graphic organizers. As a teacher, this is how my brain works. I didn’t mention that another reason I love Graphic Organizers is due to rigor. Rigor in the classroom refers to essentially challenging the thinking of the student. What’s cool about a graphic organizer is that I can give the same graphic organizer to a span of students of different ages and based on the accompanying rigor of the materials, each student can walk away challenged or fufilled academically.
I mention this to simply say, the graphic organizer I created for this activity can be used across a span of all ages. From my 4 year old to myself, to my parents. With the Holy Ghost acting as that personalized and added rigor, everyone can walk away fufilled.
The idea for this activity came straight out of the March 2020 Ensign. I had a different activity in mind, but I loved how well the material connected Enos’s experience to our own, that I thought we could save the other direction for another day!
Enos prayed all day and into the night. Our prayers may not be that long, but they can be that meaningful.
Identify all the things Enos prayed for:
Discuss some modern equivalents of each of these (forgiveness; family, ward members, and the bishop; bullies at school; understanding the scriptures; and so on.)
Kneel together and see if you can give a thoughtful, meaningful prayer for all that you identified.
Discussion: Why are our prayers more meaningful when we are more specific in our expressions? What else can you do to make your family and personal prayers more thoughtful?
To aid this activity, I simply created a graphic organizer that will guide you through these same prompts, while allowing you space to record your answers and reflect. This FREE download includes both the answer key and the blank response page. You will receive access to the digital version which will allow you to alter the text and even complete the page online or, you can simply print and complete by hand. *** This FREE Download is exclusive to members of Living on Lemon Lane. In order to access the download, you must be logged in. Not a member? Not a problem! Sign-up is FAST, FREE and Easy-Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Click here to become a member!
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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’ve recently teamed up with David Bowman artist, author and creator of the Drawn-In Video Subscription to bring a discount to all Living on Lemon Lane readers. This is the ONLY Paid Come Follow Me product that I have a subscription to, and it is worth every cent. Like his books, instead of just introducing the scripture story he explains a principle, then takes it a step further by exploring APPLICATION. Click here to watch his Free Videos,If you’re interested make sure to use the link below to purchase for an exclusive Living on Lemon Lane DISCOUNT! Stay tuned for more information.
Now that we’ve made it to Enos, we can pick back up in the Illustrated Book of Mormon Stories, which means you can use the actual book, the animated video, and the cute podcast where children discuss the story of Enos. All are great resources for teaching 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 Sincere Prayer 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.
My heart literally cannot handle this Enos Shadow Box Kit that was included in the March 2020 Ensign. Simply print on cardstock, find an empty shoebox, cut out the figures and use the tabs to tape down the cutouts creating your very own Enos Shadow Box! If you do this PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tag @LivingonLemonLane on Instagram, or share it to the Living on Lemon Lane Facebook Group!
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.
Excerpt from Youth Face to Face with President Eyering and President Holland answering how to Improve your Prayers, If you have time watch this Face to Face in its entirety. Watch below!
“Finding Faith in Jesus Christ” By Robert D. Hales. This is the talk I used to pull the quote from, used in the graphics for this week. He beautifully pulls out a pattern of application we can use in our own lives from the story of Enos.
- 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.
Use the FREE Printable above to explore the specifics of what|who Enos prayed for and how this can be applied to our own lives, thus deepening our prayers. ***Answer Key is shown, Download includes response page, and answer key. Complete Digitally or as a Print-out.
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As always, I LOVE Ministering Simply Printables and activities! Use her illustrated cards to help your children learn MY FAVORITE primary song, “A Child’s Prayer
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!
Another Perspective to consider when reading the story of Enos, especially important from a parent’s perspective
- John Welch Notes on this Week’s Reading-One of the creators and founders of Book of Mormon Central
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