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Monday, February 4, 2008

The Scriptures Testify of Jesus Christ

Here's the University 2nd ward Primary February Family Home Evening Note: Some of the pictures I put on the blog aren't the pictures from the lesson manual packet.

Song: “ Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” (CS #57)

Scripture: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. (John 20:31)

Thought: (adapted from Primary Manual 1, Lesson 41)

Display picture 1-70, The Last Supper. Let the children tell what they know about the picture. Show the Bible and have the children repeat its name. Open the Bible to Luke 22. Explain that Jesus taught in the Bible that we should take the sacrament to remember him. Jesus took bread and blessed it and gave it to his disciples (helpers). He took a cup and had them drink. Read verses 19 & 20 Point out in verse 19 where Jesus said, “This do in remembrance of me.” that these are the words of Jesus.

Display picture 1-44, Jesus Teaching in the Western Hemisphere, and remind the children of what is happening in the picture. Show the Book of Mormon and have the children repeat its name. Open the Book of Mormon to 3 Nephi 18: 19-21. Explain that Jesus taught the people many things. Point out the part of verse 21 where Jesus said, “Pray in your families.”

Display picture 1-3, Jesus the Christ. Show the Doctrine and Covenants and have the children repeat its name. Open the Doctrine and Covenants to section 59: 5 & the first sentence of 6. Explain that one of the things Jesus taught was that we should love everyone. Point out the part of verse 6 where Jesus said, “Love thy neighbor.”

Display picture 1-18, John the Baptist Baptizing Jesus. Let the children tell about the picture. Emphasize that Jesus was baptized and that he wants everyone to be baptized. Show the Pearl of Great Price and have the children repeat its name. Open the Pearl of Great Price to Moses 7:11 and tell how Jesus taught a man named Enoch to go to the people and baptize them. Point out the part of verse 11 where Jesus said, “Baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, … and of the Holy Ghost.”

General Authority Message: Joseph B. Wirthlin,
“We Believe in Christ,” Friend, March 1998, inside front cover.

We believe the first principle of the gospel is “Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ” (A of F 1:4). “No [one] cometh unto the Father, but by [Him]” (John 14:6).
We base our belief and conviction of the divine nature and mission of the Lord Jesus Christ on the holy scriptures and on continuing revelation to latter-day prophets.
“We believe the Bible to be the word of God” (A of F 1:8). We delight in the knowledge of the Lord that we find recorded in the Old and New Testaments. We read and study the Bible, we teach and preach from it, and we strive to live according to the eternal truths it contains. We love this collection of holy writ.
“We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God” (A of F 1:8). God brought forth the Book of Mormon as a second witness to the Bible’s testimony of the Savior.
Jesus commanded us to pattern our lives after His. Though we may fall short, our hearts are committed to striving earnestly to be obedient. We try always to go the extra mile, to fast, to pray for our enemies, to care for the poor, and to do our acts of charity in private. We try to follow the example He gave in the parable of the Good Samaritan. We avoid profanity. We avoid finding fault. We keep the Sabbath day holy.
We love our neighbors. We strive to treat others as we would want to be treated. We strive to show concern for others and courtesy in all that we do.
Can any one doubt that we follow a religion based on the life and teachings of the Savior? Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, the Savior and Redeemer of all mankind, our Mediator with the Father, and our perfect example. As President Hinckley testified, “He lives! He lives, the living Son of the living God.”

Song: “I Think When I Read that Sweet Story” (CS #56)