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COME FOLLOW ME: BOOK OF MORMON- WEEK 17 TEACHING IDEAS & RESOURCES | Mosiah 4-6

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Week 17: Come Follow Me: Book of Mormon, Teaching Ideas and Free Resources

April 20th – 26th

Mosiah 4-6

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.

  • Have you ever heard someone speak and felt inspired to change your life?
  • What blessings did a remission of sins bring to King Benjamin’s people?
    • What did King Benjamin teach to help them retain the remission of their sins?
    • What did he teach about how we receive salvation?
    • Note what King Benjamin said we should “always retain in remembrance” (verse 11).
  •  What happens in our lives if we do the things described in verse 11?
    • Have you experienced these changes in your life?
    • How do they relate to the changes described in Mosiah 3:19?
  • How does sharing with the poor help us retain a remission of our sins?
    • How can you apply verse 27 to your efforts to be Christlike?
  • As you read about the change that King Benjamin’s people experienced, think about how the “mighty change” leading to true conversion has happened—or can happen—in your life.
    • Have a few “mighty” moments led to your change of heart, or has your conversion happened more gradually?
  • What do you learn from Mosiah 5:7–9 about what it means to take upon yourself the name of Christ?
  • As you read Mosiah 5:5–15, make a list of the blessings that will come into your life as you keep the covenants you have made with God.
    • How does keeping your covenants help you retain the “mighty change” wrought in you through Jesus Christ and His Atonement?
  • How can your family more fully “believe in God” (Mosiah 4:9) and “always retain in remembrance, the greatness of God”?
  • How will remembering these things help us “always rejoice” and “retain a remission of [our] sins”? (Mosiah 4:12).
  • What do we learn about fighting and quarrelling from these verses?
  • In what sense are we all beggars? According to these verses, how should we treat all of God’s children? (see Mosiah 4:26). Who needs our help?
  • Is your family running faster than you have strength? Maybe you could invite family members to evaluate their activities to make sure they are being diligent but also wise.
  • What does taking the name of Christ upon us suggest about our relationship with Him?

Lesson:

This week while thinking of an activity you could do with your loved ones or students, two things really stuck out to me. The question, who needs our help, and the importance of covenants.

Who needs our Help:

Last week’s focus was all about service and ideas for service projects and being involved. I feel like the question, Who needs our help, looks at service in a really personal way. It’s also a really beautiful question that invites personal revelation into your home. So with that, I can’t think of a more beautiful idea or activity for your family or students to solidify this week’s lesson, than to take the opportunity for the Lord to reveal, “Who Needs your Help?” Maybe you come up with one name, or one family, maybe everyone thinks of their own individual. Regardless, I think this is such a beautiful way to lift and help while specifically inviting the Holy Ghost to reveal to you who you can help, and how you can help them. After completing this activity, don’t forget to reflect on how you received that revelation. How do you #hearhim was it different from everyone else? Was it similar? Discuss how you felt, and how this type of experience changes you.

When I imagine everyone taking the time to ask and act on revelation regarding how they can help someone around them, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with the good that can be done. Also, is this not what true ministering is and looks like? Acting in accordance with the spirit to help others and help them to feel Christ’s love.

Covenants:

With the focus on covenants, I also think this would be a great time, if possible, to take a field trip to the temple. Maybe it’s just a drive to their grounds, maybe it’s to do work. There is a peace and a power that can be felt there. With King Benjamin’s emphasis on covenants and the change that took place with his people what better time to reflect on the WHY of sacred covenants. I found a lot of great FREE supports for teaching about covenants this week. Continue reading to see articles, board games, and other activity suggestions.

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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 promo code LEMONLANE10 at checkout to recieve 10% off of the yearly membership!

 

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 Serving Others.  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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Activity

Click Here to Download this Free coloring page about the Baptismal Covenant

 

Click Here to Download the Free King Benjamin Dot to Dot Activity and Coloring Page (Page 10)

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. 

 


This is the same video that I shared from the previous week. Consider splitting the video into 2 halves or watching it twice.

LOVE Sister Beck. This is a short 1 minute video that really explains boldly and simply the need for making and keeping sacred covenants

Beautiful Video from an excerpt of Bednar’s talk. Great discussion on conversion and the type of change King Benjamin’s people experienced.

Read:

Click Here to Download the King Benjamin Infographic and illustration

Activity Suggestions:

See above for Service suggestions and ideas

Click Here to Download the Graphic above from the Ensign

Activity Suggestion from the Ensign:

After King Benjamin taught his people about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, they experienced “a mighty change” in their hearts, so that they had “no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually” (Mosiah 5:2).

  1. Cut out six paper hearts and write the letters C-H-A-N-G-E, one letter on each heart. Turn the hearts upside down on the table and scramble them.

  2. Choose a family member to flip the papers over and unscramble the word. Discuss how King Benjamin’s people experienced a change in their hearts.

  3. Each family member now chooses a letter from the table and thinks of a word or phrase that suggests a mighty change of heart. (Example: C = charity, or choose the right; H = happiness; and so on.)

Discussion: What caused the people to experience “a mighty change” in their hearts? What blessings can we receive when we turn our hearts to God?

As always, I LOVE Ministering Simply Printables and activities! Click here to see her resources for this week!

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 this week 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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