Family Home Evening on Hastening The Work (June 2014 First Presidency Message)

I hope and pray that you can use these ideas as a guideline and adjust them to the needs of your own specific family.  Our prophet President Monson says, "We cannot afford to neglect this heaven-inspired program. It can bring spiritual growth to each member of the family, helping him or her to withstand the temptations which are everywhere. The lessons learned in the home are those that last the longest."  On there are resources available in helping to make your Family Home Evenings successful, here is a link to that site on Family Home Evenings.

For tonight's Family Home Evening the topic in which I have chosen is:  Hastening The Work (June 2014 First Presidency Message, found in June 2014 Ensign Magazine)

Preparation: Read through the June 2014 First Presidency Message: Hastening The Work. Visit the LDS Church's Site: Hastening the Work of Salvation. Pray about what resources from the site could help in forming your family plan.

Welcome everyone to Family Night

Sing"Truth From Elijah" Children's Song Book Pg 90

Have a member of the family member say the prayer

Discuss any family business

Follow-up with last weeks FHE.

Introduce this weeks Topic:  Hastening The Work (June 2014 First Presidency Message, found in June 2014 Ensign Magazine)

Scripture: Read and Mark: D&C 88:73

Article of Faith: #6: "We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth."

Family Home Evening Instruction:

Ask your family members if they know what the word "Hasten" means?  Explain that that word "Hasten" means to quicken. Than ask them what they think it means to "Hasten the Work or Hasten the Work of Salvation"?  Read this quote from President Thomas S. Monson, "We, as spirit children of our Heavenly Father, were sent to earth at this time that we might participate in hastening this great work." (Hastening The Work (June 2014 First Presidency Message, found in June 2014 Ensign Magazine)

Explain that at this time Heavenly Father asks that we quicken the work of saving souls. Play this video: "My Work and My Glory

Explain that as the video says, Hastening the Work of Salvation encompasses:
- Missionary Work
- Retention (keeping member's active in the church)
- Activation (activating those who have become less active or non-active in the church)
- Temple and family history work
- Teaching The Gospel

Read this quote from President Monson, "The Lord has never, to my knowledge, indicated that His work is confined to mortality. Rather, His work embraces eternity. I believe He is hastening His work in the spirit world. I also believe that the Lord, through His servants there, is preparing many spirits to receive the gospel. Our job is to search out our dead and then go to the temple and perform the sacred ordinances that will bring to those beyond the veil the same opportunities we have." (Hastening The Work (June 2014 First Presidency Message, found in June 2014 Ensign Magazine)

Invite your family to help you come up with a plan of how each family member can help in hastening the work of salvation. (You could use the printable below)

Invite family members to bear their testimonies on hastening the work.

Close with a Family Prayer.

Free Printables: Best way to print printables is to click on the image and save it to your computer. You will then be able to print the image from your computer.

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