Doctrine and Covenants 37–40
“If Ye Are Not One Ye Are Not Mine”
Ideas for Family Scripture Study and Home Evening
“Jesus Said Love Everyone,” Children’s Songbook, 61
How can we make Jesus Christ our family’s “lawgiver”?
How does following His laws make us “a free people”?
To teach children what it means to “be one,” you could help them count the members of your family and talk about why each person is important to your family. Emphasize that together you are one family. You could help your children draw a large 1 on a poster and decorate it with names and drawings or pictures of each family member. You could also write on the poster things you will do to be more united as a family. You might also watch the video “Love in Our Hearts” (ChurchofJesusChrist.org) or read Moses 7:18.
For more ideas for teaching children, see this week’s outline in Teaching Stripling Warriors Come, Follow Me—For Primary.
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 1 can
- Grease a loaf pan or small 6″ x 4″ casserole dish or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place chocolate chips or chocolate bars in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Stir in the Nutella, then the sweetened condensed milk.
- When mixture is smooth, pour into the loaf pan and smooth down with the back of a spoon or spatula.
- Refrigerate at least 2 hours, until set.
Cut the Nutella fudge into 1″ squares.
- Doctrine and Covenants 37:3.
To help your family understand the sacrifice the Saints made to gather to Ohio, you could refer to the map that accompanies this outline.
- Doctrine and Covenants 38:29–30.
You could discuss recent family or personal experiences that required preparation. How did your preparation affect the experience? What does the Lord want us to prepare for? How can being prepared help us not to be fearful? What can we do to prepare?
- Doctrine and Covenants 40.
What does the phrase “cares of the world” (verse 2) mean to us? Are there any cares of the world that are preventing us from receiving God’s word “with gladness”? How will we overcome them?
For more ideas for teaching children, see this week’s outline in Come, Follow Me—For Primary.
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