June 28–July 4
“No Weapon That Is Formed against You Shall Prosper”
Ideas for Family Scripture Study and Home Evening
“Let Us All Press On,” Hymns, no. 243
- Doctrine and Covenants 74:7.
What does this verse teach us about Jesus Christ and little children?
- Doctrine and Covenants 75:3–5, 13, 16.
You can help your family understand how the Lord wants us to serve Him by talking about the difference between being “idle” and “labor[ing] with [our] might.” Perhaps you could select some household chores and invite family members to demonstrate doing those chores idly and then with all their might. How can we serve the Lord with all our might? According to Doctrine and Covenants 75:3–5, 13, 16, what does He promise His faithful servants?
For more ideas for teaching children, see this week’s outline in Teaching Stripling Warriors Come, Follow Me—For Primary.
- 8 oz bittersweet chocolate- chopped
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ( room temperature)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 oz semisweet chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Melt the butter and 8 oz bittersweet chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.
- Stir together the eggs, vanilla and granulated sugar in a medium bowl, set aside.
- Whisk together the flour and baking powder.
- Add melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and stir to combine.
- Slowly add dry ingredients and stir until it is well incorporated.
- In a separate bowl, mix powdered sugar with peanut butter until it is combined, then roll it into 1 inch balls. Make 24 balls and set aside.
- Scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheets (if the batter is to thin leave it in the fridge until it’s firm enough to handle)
- Bake for 10 minutes or until they are firm on the outside, but do not overbake!
- When the cookies are baked, press peanut butter balls lightly into the center of each cookie , let the cookies to cool for 5 minutes in the pan then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Melt semisweet chocolate and spoon over the peanut butter.
- Doctrine and Covenants 71.
What were Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon asked to do when others were criticizing the Church and its leaders? How do we “prepare the way” for people to receive God’s revelations? (Doctrine and Covenants 71:4).
- Doctrine and Covenants 72:2.
How have bishops blessed our family? What has our bishop asked us to do, and how can we sustain him? Perhaps your family could make a card thanking your bishop for his service.
- Doctrine and Covenants 73:3–4.
Would your family benefit from learning about the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible? (see Bible Dictionary, “Joseph Smith Translation”). You could explore a few of the passages that were revised in the Joseph Smith Translation and discuss the precious truths the Lord revealed through the Prophet. For some examples, see the Joseph Smith Translation of Genesis 14:25–40 and Genesis 50:24–38 in the Bible appendix; various footnotes in Matthew 4:1–11; and Luke 2:46, footnote c.
For more ideas for teaching children, see this week’s outline in Come, Follow Me—For Primary.
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