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Doctrine and Covenants FHE Lesson – As a Hen Gathereth Her Chickens

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The gathering of Israel is one of the most important works on the earth today. This Doctrine and Covenants FHE lesson helps us understand the tender love of Jesus Christ and how we can help others come unto Him. 

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Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 29:1-2

Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ, your Redeemer, the Great I Am, whose arm of mercy hath atoned for your sins; Who will gather his people even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, even as many as will hearken to my voice and humble themselves before me, and call upon me in mighty prayer.

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Hymn

Come, All Ye Saints Who Dwell on Earth| Hymn #65

1. Come, all ye Saints who dwell on earth,
Your cheerful voices raise,
Our great Redeemer’s love to sing,
And celebrate his praise,
Our great Redeemer’s love to sing,
And celebrate his praise.

2. His love is great; he died for us.
Shall we ungrateful be,
Since he has marked a road to bliss
And said, “Come, follow me,”
Since he has marked a road to bliss
And said, “Come, follow me”?

3. The straight and narrow way we’ve found!
Then let us travel on,
Till we, in the celestial world,
Shall meet where Christ is gone,
Till we, in the celestial world,
Shall meet where Christ is gone.

4. And there we’ll join the heav’nly choir
And sing his praise above,
While endless ages roll around,
Perfected by his love,
While endless ages roll around,
Perfected by his love.

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Lesson

FOR CHILDREN

Begin the lesson by watching the following video. After watching the video, discuss how we are sometimes like the chicks and Jesus Christ is like the mother hen.

Read aloud: No matter how dark and stormy our lives get we can always turn to Jesus Christ. We can pray, read our scriptures, serve others, and get priesthood blessings. We know that all of these things can help us. However, there are a lot of people in the world who are in a dark storm too and they don’t know how Jesus can help them. He’s asked us to help him find all of the lost chicks.

Ask: What are some ways we can share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others.

Share a personal experience about how sharing the gospel helped someone or how someone sharing the gospel helped you. Finish with your testimony.

FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Begin the lesson by reading Doctrine and Covenants 29:1-8 together. Ask everyone to look for why we gather, who will gather, and how we can help in the gathering. Discuss.

Read aloud: The gathering of Israel is one of the most important aspects of the Plan of Salvation in the latter-days. President Russell M. Nelson said:

My dear young brothers and sisters, these surely are the latter days, and the Lord is hastening His work to gather Israel. That gathering is the most important thing taking place on earth today. Nothing else compares in magnitude, nothing else compares in importance, nothing else compares in majesty. And if you choose to, if you want to, you can be a big part of it. You can be a big part of something big, something grand, something majestic!

Ask: Why is the gathering of Israel so important? How can we be a part of it?

Share a personal experience about why being gathered has impacted and blessed your life. If time permits, ask others to do the same. Finish with your testimony.

FOR SINGLE STUDY

Read or watch the devotional, “Hope of Israel.” Write down what you learn about the gathering of Israel. Make a list of things you’d like to do to share the gospel.

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FHE TreatTreat

Fruity Pebbles Cookies

Ingredients: 

1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 ½ sticks of butter (1+1/2)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
2-1/4 cups flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together baking soda and flour and set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugars. Add the pudding package and beat until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour and mix until just combined. Stir in Fruity Pebbles and white chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop 1” balls and place on your cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool,

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FHE Game / Activity

Activity

Host a “gathering” of your own! Gather together items you can donate to a charity or family. Go and drop them off together.

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Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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