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New Testament Come Follow Me FHE Lesson – “Not My Will, but Thine, Be Done”

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The Savior’s suffering in the garden of Gethsemane is a tender and eternal reminder of His infinite love for each of us. In this Come Follow Me FHE lesson, we go over how this pivotal moment can change our lives and bring us comfort. Each of our FHE lessons includes three lesson plans for different ages, treat recipes, activity ideas, and more.

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Scripture

Luke 22:44

And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

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Hymn

I Stand All Amazed | Hymn #193

1. I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me,
Confused at the grace that so fully he proffers me.
I tremble to know that for me he was crucified,
That for me, a sinner, he suffered, he bled and died.

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Oh, it is wonderful that he should care for me
Enough to die for me!
Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me!

2. I marvel that he would descend from his throne divine
To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,
That he should extend his great love unto such as I,
Sufficient to own, to redeem, and to justify.

3. I think of his hands pierced and bleeding to pay the debt!
Such mercy, such love and devotion can I forget?
No, no, I will praise and adore at the mercy seat,
Until at the glorified throne I kneel at his feet.

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Lesson

FOR CHILDREN

Activity: Begin the lesson by showing the children a glass of clear water. Tell them the water represents Jesus Christ. He lived a pure and sinless life. Have someone read Luke 22:44, which references Christ sweating great drops of blood. As you talk about what Christ did in Gethsemane, put a few drops of red food coloring into the water. Don’t put too many or the “trick” with the bleach won’t work. Discuss how the Atonement of Jesus Christ allows us all to be made clean again. Place some liquid bleach into the glass until the water turns clear again.

Visual: Hold up a picture of Jesus in Gethsemane or use the coloring page found below.

Ask: Why did Jesus suffer and die for our sins?

Read: Jesus performed the Atonement because He loves us. We are so important to Him. He wants us to return home to heaven and live with Him and our Heavenly Parents forever. Because He suffered for us, He can help us when we are sad, scared, or having other big feelings. He can help make us feel better.

Ask: What are some things Jesus can help us with?

Share: Share a time when Jesus helped you through something difficult. Discuss what it felt like and how you knew He loved you.

Testimony: Close with your testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Scriptures: Begin by reading Luke 22:39-46 together. Before reading, ask everyone to ponder on how Christ’s suffering has personally affected their life.

Ask: What is something that stuck out to you as you read these verses about Christ or the Atonement?

Read: Christ’s suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane should deeply impact our daily lives. It serves as a powerful reminder of His infinite love for each of us and the immense sacrifice He made to atone for our sins and sorrows. Understanding the magnitude of His suffering should inspire us to live with greater gratitude, humility, and faith. It should motivate us to repent, seek forgiveness and strive to follow His teachings more fully. Christ’s sacrifice in Gethsemane calls us to love and serve others selflessly, just as He loved and served us. It invites us to rely on His strength and grace in times of trial, knowing that He understands our pain and offers us peace. Keeping the Savior’s suffering in Gethsemane at the forefront of our minds can transform our perspective, actions, and priorities, guiding us to live in alignment with His perfect example and eternal teachings.

Ask: Why is it hard sometimes to truly feel the depth of Christ’s love and sacrifice for us? What can we do to make it a more tender and important part of our lives?

Share: Discuss how you’ve personally tried to remember Christ’s Atonement and how His sacrifice has impacted you. Invite others to share as well.

Testimony: Close with your testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

FOR SINGLE STUDY

Read Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ (churchofjesuschrist.org) by President Dallin H. Oaks. In a journal, record experiences in your life when Christ helped you through His atoning power. Make a goal for the week about something you want to do to help draw that power into your life.

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FHE Game / Activity

Activity

Better learn a new sacrament hymn together and discuss how you’ll remember Christ’s suffering during the sacrament in the upcoming week. We suggest “I Stand All Amazed.” You may want to ask your music leader if they’ve picked a song yet and sing it together throughout the week in preparation.

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Aleah Ingram
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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