For tonight's Family Home Evening the topic in which I have chosen is:
Easter Kickoff: Seven days focused on the Savior
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.
Invite a member of the family member say the prayer
Discuss any family business
Follow-up with last weeks FHE.
Family Home Evening Instruction:
Monday: Day 1
Ask your family if they like to receive gifts? Explain that our Heavenly Father gave us the greatest of all gifts. This gift was essential for eternal progression. This gift allows us to overcome sin and sorrow. To be strengthened and provide us with the enabling power to overcome our inadequacies and be better. It would cleanse us from our sins. As well as provide a way for us to overcome both spiritual and physical death. This great gift is the gift of our Heavenly Father's only begotten son, Jesus Christ.
Explain that throughout this week leading up to Easter that the family will be focusing on the Savior. Today the focus will be on the prophecies of Jesus Christ.
Explain to your family that before Christ was born, many prophets prophesied of Him. One of such prophets was Isaiah. Isaiah, was a prophet in Jerusalem form 740-701 BC.
(If you'd like you could refer to the article to tell more about the prophet Isaiah and his prophecies of the Savior: "Isaiah", September 2014 Liahona Magazine
Play the video: "Isaiah Prophesied of Christ"
After the video invite your family to share their thoughts. Ask if hearing about the prophecies of a prophet, who lived so many years before the Savior's birth, helps to strengthen their testimony of the Savior?
Close by sharing your testimony.
Close with a Family Prayer.
Tuesday: Day 2
Life of the Savior, His example of Love and Service...
Play the song, No Ordinary Man.
Invite your family members to share what things the Savior did throughout His life and ministry.
Explain that before the atonement and crucifixion of the Savior, He and his apostles gathered together for the Last Supper. Play the video, "The Last Supper"
When the video is over discuss it as a family and share testimonies of the correlation of the Sacrament and the Last Supper.
Wednesday: Day 3
The Atonement of the Savior...
Play the video: "The Savior Suffers in Gethsemane"
After the video, discuss the atonement as a family. Discuss the pain that the Savior suffered all at once suffering for all of the sins, pains and sorrows of every person how had and would live on the earth. That it was so much pain that even Christ would tremble and need to be strengthened by an angel. Discuss that the atonement is continuous, that the Savior has paid the price for all that we do. It is our responsibility to seek forgiveness through repentance. Discuss that the Savior has also felt our sorrows our pains our inadequacies, he is their to heal us spiritually and to provide the enabling power to help us accomplish all that is required of us.
Thursday: Day 4
The Trial and Persecution of the Savior...
Play these two videos: "Jesus Is Tried by Caiaphas, Peter Denies Knowing Him" and "Jesus Is Condemned Before Pilate"
Discuss these videos as a family. Explain that the Savior had warned Peter that he would deny knowing the Savior three times. Discuss the importance of Pilate washing his hands clean.
Friday: Day 5
The Crucifixion of the Savior...
Play the video, "Jesus Is Scourged and Crucified"
Discuss this video as a family. Invite each family member to share something that they felt or a part that stuck out to them. Discuss the example of forgiveness that the Savior showed. Discuss the importance that the Savior's life was not taken from Him, but rather He laid down His life.
Saturday: Day 6
Jesus was laid in a Tomb...
Play video, "Jesus Is Laid in a Tomb"
Discuss this video as a family.
Sunday: Day 7
On the third Day the Savior rose from the tomb and was Resurrected...
Play video, "Jesus Is Resurrected"
Discuss this video as a family.
Also show, "He Lives - Celebrate Easter Because Jesus Christ Lives"
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