Paul writes again to the saints in Corinth. He teaches them how trials can be a blessing in our lives and how sorrow can lead to repentance. In this Come Follow Me FHE lesson, you will learn more about forgiveness, faith, comfort, and adversity. Our FHE lessons include three lesson plans for different ages, treat recipes, activity ideas, and more.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
1. Help me, dear Father, to freely forgive
All who may seem unkind to me.
Help me each day, Father, I pray;
Help me live nearer, nearer to thee.
2. Help me, dear Father, to truly repent,
Making things right, and changing my ways.
Activity: Begin the lesson by showing the children a few items that can be used to help comfort someone. These items could include a blanket, stuffed animal, bandages, books, or a family picture.
Ask: What helps bring you comfort when you are sad?
Share: Tell the children about a time you felt comforted.
Scripture: Read 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 aloud.
Read: We can receive comfort from many different things, but it is important to remember that the greatest form of comfort comes from our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Read about what we covenant to do at baptism in Mosiah 18:9.
Ask: What are some of the things we commit to do when we are baptized?
Read: One of the things we covenant with God to do at baptism is to comfort those in need of comfort. There are people all around us who could use our comforting presence.
Ask: How can you help those around you who are in need of comfort?
Testimony: Close with your testimony.
FOR TEENS & ADULTS
Video: Begin the lesson by watching this video on how we can find peace and healing through forgiveness.
Ask: What did you learn about forgiveness from this video?
Scripture: Read 2 Corinthians 2:5–11 and look for what Paul was trying to teach the saints in Corinth.
Ask: What does Paul mean when he says “confirm your love toward him”?
Scripture: Read Doctrine and Covenants 64:9–11.
Ask: Who are we commanded to forgive according to these verses?
Read: We have been commanded to forgive everyone and leave judgment up to God. God knows each of us perfectly and can make honest and correct judgments. When someone wrongs us, it can be difficult to forgive them, but it is important to remember that God has asked us to forgive everyone and he will take care of the rest. As we learned in the video, we do not have to agree with someone’s actions to be able to forgive them.
Share: Share an experience when you have learned to forgive someone who wronged you in some way.
Testimony: Close with your testimony of forgiveness.
FOR SINGLE STUDY
Read and study “Tested, Proved, and Polished,” by Henry B. Eyring to learn more about how your trials can become blessings in your life. You can also study “Adversity,” on the church website in the topics and questions section.
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