Tuesday, February 23, 2010

FHE: A Foundation on Christ


Scripture of the Week:
"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."
Helaman 5:12

Lesson Plan
Read the following quote by President Monson from the February 2010 Ensign
“If we do not have a deep foundation of faith and a solid testimony of truth, we may have difficulty withstanding the harsh storms and icy winds of adversity which inevitably come to each of us.
“Mortality is a period of testing, a time to prove ourselves worthy to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father. In order for us to be tested, we must face challenges and difficulties. These can break us, and the surface of our souls may crack and crumble—that is, if our foundations of faith, our testimonies of truth are not deeply embedded within us.”
Thomas S. Monson, “On Being Spiritually Prepared,” Ensign, Feb 2010, 4–6
Sing "The Wise Man and the Foolish Man" (CS, 281)

Discuss what a foundation is, read Helaman 5:12, and discuss how we should build a foundation centered on Jesus Christ.

Look up the following verses and discuss what we can learn in that verse that helps our testimonies grow stronger.

Mormon 7:5

Moroni 10:5

D&C 11:12

Articles of Faith 1:10

Ephesians 6:11

Moroni 7:41

D&C 1:37

I taped each scripture reference on a different block and had the girls pick which verse to read. Then we added the block to our foundation and built a tower.
Reality check: My children were getting pretty restless as we were looking up scriptures, so we opted to start eating our treat (popsicles) while we finished reading. Admittedly, that happens quite often during our lessons. So when all else fails, get their mouths and stomachs busy and hopefully they'll still absorb a little of the lesson!

3 comments on "FHE: A Foundation on Christ"

The Hatch Family on February 23, 2010 at 9:39 AM said...

LOVE it! Love the bricks with scriptures. I can't wait to use some of your FHE lessons. My toddler is still pretty young, and has very short attention span. Our FHEs are usually about a few minutes of explaining a picture and singing a song, but hey, we're trying:)By the way, my blog is public again, for the family.

Tiffany on February 23, 2010 at 10:21 AM said...

Thanks for sharing your good ideas!

Lara on April 24, 2010 at 7:13 PM said...

Thanks for this...it actually really helped me focus my ideas for a talk I'm giving tomorrow on Helaman 5:12.

:)

 

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