King Benjamin Lesson: Come, Follow Me

Come, Follow Me: King Benjamin Interactive Lesson

King Benjamin Come, Follow Me Lesson

This Week’s Come, Follow Me – lesson is HERE! King Benjamin, Mosiah 1-3. This lesson is one you can use at home or with extended family on Zoom.

REMEMBER!  This is a “NO NEED TO PRINT” type of lesson!  You simply gather your family around your computer and let our NEW – “VIRTUAL TEACHER, LEADER-READER” kit do the teaching!

HOW IT WORKS:  You scroll down to each new slide and answer the prompt questions, do the activity, or read the designated scriptures… TOGETHER!

You take TURNS LEADING the discussion on the slides and READING the scriptures posted on the slides… hence, why we call it a Virtual Teacher, “LEADER-READER” kit! We suggest that you have your older children lead and read as much as possible so they develop their leadership and teaching skills!

This KIT is all about helping you get more engaged with the doctrines and principles as a FAMILY, during your Come, Follow Me Study.  Think of it as a fun and engaging enrichment, an additional teaching lesson to this week’s gospel study.

The printables and worksheets then help back up the concepts from the kit PLUS we make them beautiful so if you want you can decorate your teaching area in your house each week with the new lesson prints!  This keeps the lesson’s main teachings, sticky on their minds as they see the prints throughout the week!  You can purchase them for $2.00 at our Etsy shop.

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COME FOLLOW ME KING BENJAMIN YES OUTLINED 100

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Interactive Christian Easter Lesson: Use on Zoom or at Home

Easter season is such a beautiful, meaningful time for Christian families to gather. But sometimes it’s hard to all be in one place. If you can’t be together, you can always share your time together online. To facilitate a meaningful discussion about the reason for Easter and the promises Our Savior gives us, we share this fun, interactive lesson.

Easter Lesson about Christ

Interactive Easter Egg Hunt Lesson

These eggs can be used in a variety of lesson ideas. Here’s one example:

  1. Print and cut out these six adorable eggs. Laminate them if you wish.
  2. Hide them around the house in typical Easter egg hunt fashion. After your children find them, gather to discuss what each letter means as outlined in the lesson below.

Here’s a VIRTUAL option:

  1. Have each family who will attend the virtual meeting print out the eggs and hide them in their homes.
  2. At an appointed time, attend a virtual meeting together. (See option ideas below.) A main teacher has the kids hold up each letter, one at a time, as she teaches the lesson on Easter.

Christian Easter Lesson Outline

The letters in the word Easter can actually help us remember key concepts about this special holiday. Children who can’t read can still participate with the pictures and activities included in the lesson kit, making this an effective, simple activity lesson for a variety of ages.

Use as much or as little of the following ideas as attention spans allow. Feel free to add your own ideas and personalize for your family’s needs.

Items needed: Easter eggs prepared from the printable, visuals from the kit, scriptures (encourage hard copies, but electronic devices are fine too).

Christian Easter Lesson

E: Eternal hope and everlasting life. Jesus Christ was born, lived, and died—for us. He knows what we are experiencing, our joys and our challenges. He lived a perfect life. Though He did nothing wrong, He suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was crucified on the cross and died, fulfilling God’s plan. He was resurrected so that we, too, might all live again with Him and Heavenly Father one day, never to die again. Because of Him we have hope and the ultimate, promised blessing to live with God eternally one day.

Read or have someone read: John 3:16.

  • What does it mean to you to have eternal hope and everlasting life? Think of some of the gifts you have received in your life. Many of them are memorable and bring us joy. But can you think of any other gift you have ever been given that is more precious or meaningful than the gifts of hope or everlasting life?

Christian Easter Lesson

A: Apostles and Atonement. With great power, the Apostles of Jesus Christ continued to testify of Him after His death. Even though Christ was gone from the earth, they taught His gospel. Wicked people had killed Him, but there were still many good people who wanted to learn. Some of them listened to the Apostles.

Read or have someone read Acts 4:33 about the Apostles.

Discuss what they might have been like and what they were doing.

  • What did the Apostles teach? The Atonement. We’ll discuss that word in a moment after we read a scripture.

Read or have someone read Alma 34:8-10.

These verses talk about the Atonement and why we ALL need it.

  • What does Atonement mean? See if anyone can explain the Atonement. Answers might reflect that the Atonement helps us to “be one” with Christ. It saves us from spiritual and physical death. In other words, we don’t have to be sinners forever when we do something wrong. We can repent and do better. Also, after we die, we can live again. Death is not the end.

Christian Easter Lesson

S: Spring, sacrifice, and spirit. Spring is a time for new beginnings, just like Jesus Christ offers us opportunities to continually “try again” and follow His teachings.

  • What does spring look like where you live?
  • Are there new flower buds coming out of the ground?
  • Are baby animals being born? Things are new in the spring.

When Christ died on the cross, He made a tremendous sacrifice for each of us. Without his willing sacrifice in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, spiritual death (or sin) and physical death would be the end for us. But it’s not. After His physical death, Christ’s Spirit immediately went to heaven to be with Heavenly Father. His Spirit and our very own spirits are eternal. They live on after our body dies.

  • What happened to Christ’s body? You can pause for answers or go directly to the next letter and discussion.

Christian Easter Lesson

T: Tomb. After Christ died on the cross, His body was laid in a tomb, which is a grave, perhaps like a cave. After three days, His body left the tomb. Where did it go? We’ll discuss that in just a minute.

Read or have someone read Luke 24:2-3. 

  • Does anyone have a question or observation they’d like to share?

Christian Easter Lesson

E: Ears to Hear Him. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, wants us to hear and heed, which means to follow, His teachings.

Read or have someone read Matthew 17:5 and this portion of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s account of the First Vision (JSH 1:16-17).  How are these verses similar? What is their message, and why is it important?

In Matthew, note with whom the Lord was speaking. He speaks in consistent patterns to His children and did so when He spoke to Joseph Smith in 1820. That makes it real and something we should pay attention to as something very important.

  • How can we make time to “hear Him?”
  • What are some things we can do to better listen and “heed Him”?
  • What might it feel like when He’s trying to teach us?

Christian Easter Lesson

R: Redeemer and Resurrection. Christ is our Redeemer, Our Savior of the world. Because of Him we will ALL be Resurrected again someday. This is the most glorious news ever!

Read or have someone read John 11:25-26. These verses teach us the best news ever!

  • What does Resurrection mean? If this answer wasn’t brought up earlier, encourage the understanding that because of the resurrection our spirits and bodies will be reunited again after death.
  • What does Redeemer mean? And who is our Redeemer? A redeemer is someone who saves. Our Redeemer is Jesus Christ. That’s why we often call him Our Savior.

Share your testimony. In your own words, share about the realities and blessings of Easter that come only through our Savior, Jesus Christ. God must love Him and us so much to give us all these promised blessings. Every day we can “hear Him” and try to “heed Him.”

Easter is a beautiful time for Christian families to gather and learn about Jesus Christ. This simple lesson outline, with free printables, is perfect for an interactive lesson at home or with extended family online.

Additional Ideas for Lesson Use

  • Use printables as Easter decor around the home.
  • Display images in a prominent place to prompt review discussions about the concepts learned.
  • Encourage a basic discussion the first time, especially if young children are present. Add more gospel teachings in subsequent lessons as you review using this outline.
  • Talk about the order of events surrounding Easter. Young children can learn that Jesus was born, lived, suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane, died on the cross, and was resurrected. Focus on those key events to help increase their understanding. Kit images are included to facilitate additional discussion.
  • Make this lesson a yearly tradition. Repetition is so helpful, especially for young children.

Kerry Smith is a former editor and writer for the Ensign magazine. She enjoys sharing home-centered learning ideas at mrsladywordsmith.com and Utah events and resources at utahfamilyfunstuff.com. Mom to two awesome boys and wife to one amazing husband, Kerry is so excited to be part of the Sugardoodle team.

 

 

April Sorbonne is a talented designer and artist whose work can be seen and enjoyed at goodinspiration.net.   She is passionate about studying the gospel and teaching and has a particular interest in the Principles of Righteousness and their impact on relationships. A recent highlight for her was teaching the Friday Devotional at the University of Utah Institute. She has four creative children and is wife to one awesome guy, April is honored to share her talents with Sugardoodle followers.

CONFERENCE IS LIKE MINING FOR GOLDEN NUGGETS OF TRUTH / CONFERENCE KIT! A BEFORE & DURING KIT!

CFM MASTER CONFERENCE 2020 MINING FOR GOLDEN NUGGETS YES OUTLINED 100 copy

It’s HERE! After several requests, we came up with a Conference Kit in our NEW “Leader Reader” format. It rolls like a Powerpoint and creates lots of family engagement!

THIS CONFERENCE KIT IS PERFECT IF…

You are a parent wanting a super fresh and very unique way for your family to PREP for Conference… If you are a Primary leader or teacher and want to email your ward family or Primary class a way to get ready for Conference… If you are married to a member of the Bishopric and they are looking for good ways to connect and get your ward excited for Conference!

It’s a BEFORE Conference kit and it has printables coming soon that help your family DURING Conference!

CFM MASTER CONFERENCE 2020 MINING FOR GOLDEN NUGGETS YES OUTLINED 100 copy DOWNLOAD THE KIT HERE!

IT TAKES A MINUTE TO DOWNLOAD BUT IT IS SOOO WORTH IT!

THE PRINTABLES THAT GO WITH THIS KIT WILL BE UPLOADED LATER TODAY SO CHECK BACK SOON!

ENJOY! April and the Girls at Sugardoodle and Good Inspiration

 

 

COME, FOLLOW ME — SHARING TIME or FHE / FAMILY STUDY KIT {instant download lesson packet}

MARCH Week 3 {March 9 – 15} Jacob 1 – 4 “Be Reconciled Unto God Through The Atonement of Christ”

PLEASE NOTE: WITH THE CHURCH’S ANNOUNCEMENT THIS WEEK THAT TOMORROW WE WILL NOT BE MEETING AS CONGREGATIONS DUE TO COVID – 19…. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE MOST APPROPRIATE TO SHARE WITH YOU THE COME, FOLLOW ME– LESSON & PRINTABLES FOR THIS WEEK. Perhaps, you could use it for your ‘HOME-CENTERED” STUDY…. during the time you usually spend at church!

IN FAIRNESS TO THOSE WHO ALREADY PURCHASED THE KIT, I am posting the kit MINUS TWO OF IT’S KEY PRINTABLES! Feel free to share and pass this kit with your ward families and friends, and enjoy the wonderful teachings of Jacob as you help your family get “UNSHAKEN” and rooted in CHRIST!

This Sugardoodle Come, Follow Me — Lesson & Printables kit is perfect for Sharing Time leaders, for teachers, and for parents.

In our kits we include content from two manuals so it can be used for PRIMARY and also Come, Follow Me– FAMILY STUDIES – FHE.

Beautiful art, an unforgettable object lesson, and a fun physical activity to help those you lead “ACT UPON” the teachings of Jacob!

In creating our kits, we really try to focus more on the content and overall takeaway from the lesson, than we do on how many things we can pack or cram into the lesson.

Is it “sticky” will they remember it? Is it “engaging” will they participate in it,? Is it “inspired” will they feel it? MOST importantly, does, it help bring the DOCTRINE into their hearts so they can COME, UNTO CHRIST?

MY FAVORITE PART ABOUT THIS KIT. . . Jacob was consecrated to be a priest and teacher of the people by Nephi his brother. He became the prophet and a GREAT leader as he taught the people to BELIEVE in CHRIST, as he INVITED them TO REPENT, and as he DECLARED GOD’S WORDS unto them.

This made me think of how often great church leaders do these very same things today. I thought it would be special then to add to this kit a little appreciation card with the “believe” “invite” and “declare” statements about good leaders and have these words be on the front of the appreciation card – – you can print up one for each member of your bishopric and have all those you lead or parent sign it. A warm plate of cookies would help your messages hit their sweet spots…hearts and tummies!

You can purchase and download this kit at our SUGARdoodleShop on ETSY. Click the link below to go to the shop!

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xo April and the Girls at Sugardoodle



5 INVITATIONS TO PREPARE FOR THE 2020 BICENTENNIAL GENERAL CONFERENCE

 

Our Prophet has “INVITED” us to do 5 specific things to help us PREPARE for the Bicentennial General Conference in April. When we discovered that most people in our ward did NOT know what President Nelson has requested us to do to get prepared, we went to work and created a way to show them the Prophet’s requests. We decided to print up each of his requests and make them into beautiful invitations. We then printed up stickers to be placed on their accompanying envelope that said, “An Invitation From President Russell M. Nelson” and placed all of his requests inside an envelope, one envelope for each member of our YSA RS and Elder’s Quorum.

Design Your Own Plan for General Conference Study

Next, we held a special Sunday School meeting called “A Kick-Off to the Restoration” – and we passed out these special invites to the class. We read through the invitations as a group and focused on the invitation where the Prophet asked us to “Design Your Own Plan to Get Immersed in the Restoration.” We then passed out a worksheet which we called Design Your Own Plan and we brainstormed on the whiteboard ideas to help them get immersed which they could write on their worksheets.

*As leaders, we observed that when our ward members were in charge of designing their “own plans” and brainstorming ideas, they were more excited about getting prepared than if we had told them what to do to prepare. Our ward loved this special meeting. We heard that several members went and made copies of the invitations to pass out to their friends and family! They also have been coming and telling us on Sundays that they have been accomplishing the goals they made on their planning sheet!

Kit for Bicentennial General Conference Preparation

KIT CONTENTS: This instant download printable kit comes with a lesson, worksheets, thematic prints and the invites that you can use for YOUTH lessons, for FHE, or RS. We love helping you ACT UPON the Invitations of our Prophet!

We loved seeing the faces on our YSA members as they opened their “invitations from the Prophet.” It just made it special and unforgettable! A fun idea would be to have a special “RESTORATION FAMILY DINNER” and to have an invite at each of your place settings so each member of your family gets to open their own invitations and feels “INVITED!”

PS. The invites also make for a beautiful “Ministering gift” to give to those you are assigned to. So perfect as the Restoration is on everyone’s minds!

Download this kit FREE NOW ‘TILL FRIDAY, or if you missed it, you can purchase on Etsy at the SUGARdoodleSHOP starting on Friday!