For tonight's Family Home Evening the topic in which I have chosen is:
Prophesies of The Birth of Christ
Preparation: 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 Lds.org there are resources available in helping to make your Family Home Evenings successful, here is a link to that site on Family Home Evenings.
Further preparation: Print the printables (follow link for nativity craft). Read the article, The Reality of Christmas.
Have a member of the family member say the prayer
Discuss any family business
Follow-up with last weeks FHE.
Scripture: Read: Mosiah 3:8
Family Home Evening Instruction:
Begin family home evening by explaining that before Jesus was born there were prophesies of his birth. We can read these prophesies in the scriptures.
Invite family member's to read of of these prophesies:
“I looked and beheld the … city of Nazareth; and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she was exceedingly fair and white. …
“And [the angel] said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God . …
“And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms.
“And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God” (1 Nephi 11:13, 18, 20–21).
“Behold, the time cometh, and is not far distant, that with power, the Lord Omnipotent … shall come down from heaven among the children of men, and shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay, and shall go forth amongst men, working mighty miracles . …
“And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and his mother shall be called Mary” (Mosiah 3:5, 8)
“And behold, this will I give unto you for a sign at the time of his coming; for behold, there shall be great lights in heaven, insomuch that in the night before he cometh there shall be no darkness . …
“And behold, there shall a new star arise, such an one as ye never have beheld” (Helaman 14:3, 5)
Explain that an angel also appeared to Mary, the soon to be mother of Jesus and foretold of his birth.
Play the video, "An Angel Foretells Christ’s Birth to Mary"
Invite family members to share their feelings and testimonies about the prophesies of Christ Birth.
Make nativity ornaments: Click here for link and free printable with instructions: Paper Nativity Craft
Close with a Family Prayer.
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