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New Testament Come Follow Me FHE Lesson – Parable of the Ten Virgins

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The parable of the ten virgins teaches us about the importance of readiness and preparedness in our lives. In this Come Follow Me FHE lesson, we talk about adding oil to our lamps drop by drop. Each of our FHE lessons includes three lesson plans for different ages, treat recipes, activity ideas, and more.



Matthew 25:13

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.



The Lord Is My Light| Hymn #89

1. The Lord is my light; then why should I fear?
By day and by night his presence is near.
He is my salvation from sorrow and sin;
This blessed assurance the Spirit doth bring.


The Lord is my light;
He is my joy and my song.
By day and by night
He leads, he leads me along.

2. The Lord is my light; tho clouds may arise,
Faith, stronger than sight, looks up thru the skies
Where Jesus forever in glory doth reign.
Then how can I ever in darkness remain?

3. The Lord is my light; the Lord is my strength.
I know in his might I’ll conquer at length.
My weakness in mercy he covers with pow’r,
And, walking by faith, I am blest ev’ry hour.

4. The Lord is my light, my all and in all.
There is in his sight no darkness at all.
He is my Redeemer, my Savior, and King.
With Saints and with angels his praises I’ll sing.




Video: Begin the lesson by talking about ancient oil lamps and how they were used. We suggest watching a video like this one to help explain how the lamps worked.

Read: Jesus told a story about how we need to be prepared and have oil in our lamps. There were ten virgins who were waiting for a bridegroom to come. Five of them were prepared and brought extra oil for their lamps, while the other five didn’t bring any extra. The bridegroom took a long time to arrive, and when he finally came, the lamps of the five unprepared virgins ran out of oil. They had to go buy more oil, and while they were away, the bridegroom came and the prepared virgins went with him to the wedding. When the unprepared virgins came back, the door was closed, and they couldn’t join the celebration.

Ask: What do you think the oil might represent?

Read: The oil represents our testimony. By making good choices and keeping the commandments, we add drops of oil to our lamp. When times get dark, our light will keep burning. Jesus was the bridegroom in this story. He will come again. We need to be ready and prepared.

Ask: What are some ways we can add drops of oil to our lamp?

Testimony: Close with your testimony of doing daily things to build our testimonies.


Video: Begin the lesson by watching the following video. Ask everyone to think about something new they learned from this parable.


Ask: What is something new that you learned from this video?

Read: In the video, we learn about the importance of adding to our lamps, drop by drop. We must each prepare our own stores of oil throughout our lives.

Ask: What are some ways we can add oil drop by drop? Why might we forget to prepare and how can prevent it?

Share: Tell about a time in your life when either a lack of righteous living or an increased effort in discipleship impacted your life. What was the difference you noticed? Invite others to share.

Close: Close with your testimony of doing daily things to build our testimonies.


Read Are You Ready by Bishop W. Christopher Waddell. In the article, Bishop Waddell discusses three essentials for preparing ourselves for the Lord. Pick one that you want to focus on in the upcoming week.

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FHE TreatTreat

Bread & Dipping Oil
Oil can be a delicious accompaniment to bread. Make a recipe like this one and enjoy your favorite types of bread.

FHE Game / Activity


Make your own clay oil lamps! Get directions here.

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