“I Will Lead You Along”
Ideas for Family Scripture Study and Home Evening
“Count Your Blessings,” Hymns, no. 241
Share your testimony of “the power” you have received when you were ordained or set apart to callings in the Church.
What specific gifts and inspiration did the Lord bless you with as you served?
This verse explains that John ate a book that represented his mission to gather Israel. What does the symbolism of eating suggest about how we should approach our role in gathering Israel or doing other things the Lord wants us to do? Here are some other scriptures in which eating is used to teach a spiritual truth: John 6:48–51; 2 Nephi 32:3; Moroni 4. Perhaps you could make a favorite family dish to eat together during this discussion.
For more ideas for teaching children, see this week’s outline in Teaching Stripling Warriors Come, Follow Me—For Primary.
- 2 x 8 oz. packages crescent roll dough
- 16 oz. cream cheese-softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter-melted
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 F, line 9×13 baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray, set aside.
- Unroll 1 can crescent rolls dough and press it to the bottom of baking dish.
- Beat cream cheese and mix in 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla; spread over the dough (almost to the edges).
- Unroll second crescent roll dough over the cream cheese mixture, gently stretching to the edges and seal with bottom dough.
- Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with 3 tablespoons sugar. Bake about 30 minutes (until golden brown). Let it cool in the pan, then place in the fridge for an hour, slice and serve.
- Doctrine and Covenants 77:2.
After reading this verse, family members could draw pictures of their favorite “beasts, … creeping things, … [or] fowls of the air” created by God. What do we learn about God’s creations from this verse? (see also Doctrine and Covenants 59:16–20). You could also sing a song about God’s creations, such as “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” (Children’s Songbook, 228–29), and display the painting that accompanies this outline.
- Doctrine and Covenants 78:17–19.
Family members could draw pictures of blessings from God they are thankful for. What are we doing to express our thankfulness for these blessings? You could also discuss how your family is following the counsel to receive “all things with thankfulness” (verse 19). What does the Lord promise to those who do?
For more ideas for teaching children, see this week’s outline in Come, Follow Me—For Primary.
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