This FHE lesson on repentance discusses the importance of confessing our sins and how doing so can free us from guilt and pain.
And whosoever repented of their sins and did confess them, them he did number among the people of the church
With Humble Heart | Hymn #171
1. With humble heart, I bow my head
And think of thee, O Savior, Lord.
I take the water and the bread
To show remembrance of thy word.
2. Help me remember, I implore,
Thou gav’st thy life on Calvary,
That I might live forevermore
And grow, dear Lord, to be like thee.
3. To be like thee! I lift my eyes
From earth below toward heav’n above,
That I may learn from vaulted skies
How I my worthiness can prove.
4. As I walk daily here on earth,
Give me thy Spirit as I seek
A change of heart, another birth,
And grow, dear Lord, to be like thee.
Begin the lesson by watching this humorous video. Please review it beforehand to ensure it is age-appropriate for your child.
Ask: What does it mean to confess our sins?
Read aloud: When we confess our sins, we kneel in prayer to our Heavenly Father and tell him all we have done. We share our feelings of guilt and humbly ask for forgiveness. Sometimes, if a sin is very serious, we need to confess to a church leader.
When we do something wrong, we don’t feel good. We may want to try and hide our sins. This will only lead us to more pain. It is hard to talk about our sins and mistakes. It is so important to know how much our Heavenly Father loves us. He wants us to confess to him so he can forgive and heal us. Our church leaders also love us and want to help us.
Share a personal experience when you confessed to God or a church leader and describe how it made you feel.
Ask: How do you feel after you have repented?
Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony.
FOR TEENS & ADULTS
Begin the lesson by watching the following video. Beforehand, ask everyone to think about what this video teaches us about confessing our sins.
Read aloud: Kneeling in humble prayer and confessing our sins to God is an essential part of the repentance process. Not only do we share all we have done, but we also express our feelings of guilt and how our wrongdoings have affected our lives. We ask God to forgive us through the grace of Jesus Christ. When our sins are serious
Ask: What holds us back from confessing our sins? How can we overcome these barriers?
Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony and sharing any related personal experiences.
FOR SINGLE STUDY
Read the following talk and take notes in your study journal. Ponder on anything you may need to confess to God and do so that evening in sincere prayer.
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6 slices soft bread
6 tablespoons prepared pizza sauce (1 tablespoon sauce per toast)
1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese (1/4 cup cheese per toast)
1 (5 ounce) package mini pepperonis (about 16 mini pepperonis per toast)
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and space the bread slices out on it. Bake the bread slices for 5 minutes until just starting to toast.
- Remove toasted bread from oven and spread each slice with 1 tablespoon pizza sauce, sprinkle with ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese and garnish with about 16 mini pepperonis. Return to oven for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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Toilet Paper Race
You’ll need a pack of toilet paper rolls for this fun race. Divide up into teams. The goal of the race is to wrap an entire roll of toilet paper around someone as quickly as possible. The first team to get through their roll wins.