This FHE lesson on baptism focuses on our three baptismal covenants and how we can strive to keep them.
O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it, that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him and keep his commandments which he has given them; that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.
1. I like to look for rainbows whenever there is rain
And ponder on the beauty of an earth made clean again.
I want my life to be as clean as earth right after rain.
I want to be the best I can and live with God again.
2. I know when I am baptized my wrongs are washed away,
And I can be forgiven and improve myself each day.
Begin by asking the following question: When have you made a promise to someone else? Was it easy or hard to keep?
Read aloud: Promises are statements of commitment, where we assure someone we will do something or that something will happen. In our lives, we may make and keep promises. We may also make and break promises.
Promises play an important role of in the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the gospel, we call the promises we make with God covenants. When we make covenants with God, he makes covenants with us. Some of the most important covenants we make are at baptism. After we are baptized, we continue to renew those covenants again and again as we take the sacrament each week.
Have someone read D&C 20:77, 79 out loud. Ask everyone to pay attention to the promises we make to God when we are baptized.
Ask: What are the three promises we make when we are baptized?
- Willing to take upon ourselves the name of Christ
- Always remember him
- Keep his commandments
Read aloud: It is not always easy to keep our baptismal covenants. However, we can turn to Jesus Christ for help. In fact, the more we strive to keep our covenants, the easier they become.
Give everyone a few minutes to pick one of the baptismal covenants and ponder how they can better keep it in their own life. Share a personal experience about how keeping your baptismal covenants has blessed your life.
Ask: How can we better keep the promises we make at baptism?
Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony on the importance of keeping our baptismal covenants.
-1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-2/3 cup sugar
-2 tbsp corn syrup
-1 tsp vanilla
-2 cup milk
- Whisk together cocoa powder and sugar in a pan.
- Add corn syrup and vanilla. Turn heat on low.
- Add milk while whisking constantly until everything is dissolved and blended.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds (or plastic/paper cups). After it begins to freeze, carefully place popsicle sticks into mold. Continue to freeze until solid.
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Huckle Buckle Beanstalk
For this game you’ll need a simple household object, such as a pen or cup. To play, identify the object to everyone. Have everyone leave the room, with one person left behind. That person will place the item strategically in the room. It is meant to be hidden, but still visible with out moving objects or crouching down. Everyone comes back into the room and begins looking. When they see the object, they must say “Huckle Buckle Beanstalk” and sit down. You do not have to sit down the moment you see it, but can move somewhere else. The goal is to not be the last person looking for the object.
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.