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FHE Lesson on Service – Who Needs My Help?

This FHE lesson on service helps us seek revelation on who we can serve and how to best meet their needs.

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Scripture

Enos 1:9

Now, it came to pass that when I had heard these words I began to feel a desire for the welfare of my brethren, the Nephites; wherefore, I did pour out my whole soul unto God for them.

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I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus | Children’s Songbook pg. 78
1. I’m trying to be like Jesus;
I’m following in his ways.
I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say.
At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice,
But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers,
“Love one another as Jesus loves you.
Try to show kindness in all that you do.
Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,
For these are the things Jesus taught.”

2. I’m trying to love my neighbor;
I’m learning to serve my friends.
I watch for the day of gladness when Jesus will come again.
I try to remember the lessons he taught.
Then the Holy Spirit enters into my thoughts, saying:
“Love one another as Jesus loves you.
Try to show kindness in all that you do.
Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,
For these are the things Jesus taught.”

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Lesson

FOR CHILDREN

Begin the lesson by giving each child a piece of paper. Tell them they have one minute to write down as many of their friends and family as they can think of. For children who can’t write, you can have them partner with an older adult or child and count out loud.

Read aloud: There are so many people all around us. Every day we get to meet with friends, family, and even new people we have never met before. Heavenly Father has placed all of these people in our life so we can help each other. In fact, God has commanded us to serve and love each other.

Ask: When has someone served you? How did it make you feel?

Read aloud: Sometimes, it is hard to know who to serve. There are so many people to choose from. How can we know what to do?

Ask: Do you have any ideas about how we can know who needs service?

Read aloud: Heavenly Father can help us know who to serve through prayer. He knows all things. He knows what is in our minds and hearts. He knows all of the people around us and what they need.

Through prayer, he can tell us. If we pray specifically every single day and ask who we can serve, we will receive promptings and inspiration.

Share a time when you were inspired to help someone else. Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony.

FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Begin the lesson by asking this question: How have you learned that God knows what you need?

Watch the following video. Before playing, ask everyone to think about what this video teaches us about service.

Ask: What does this video teach us about service?

Read aloud: God is aware of each and every one of us. He knows where we are and what we need. He also knows each person placed in our path and their needs. President Thomas S. Monson once said there are no coincidences. Everyone in our lives is here for a reason.

Ask: When have you received inspiration to help someone else?

Share a personal experience from your life where you received inspiration to serve.

Ask: What holds us back from truly seeking to minister to others? How can we overcome these barriers?

Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony.

FOR SINGLE STUDY

Read the following article and write down thoughts and inspiration. Then, spend some time in prayer seeking to discover who needs your help and how you can serve them.

 

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FHE TreatTreat

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Ingredients: 

1 c, sugar
1/2 c. corn syrup
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 c. unsalted peanuts
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Combine sugar, syrup and salt in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 5 minutes on high.
  2. Stir in peanuts. Microwave 3 to 5 more minutes, stirring after 3 minutes. Microwave until syrup and peanuts are light brown. Stir in butter, vanilla and baking soda until light and foamy. Spread on buttered cookie sheet.
  3. Cool and break.

(Courtesy of julieseatsandtreats.com)

FHE Game / ActivityActivity

The Next Word

To play this game, all you will need is your mind! Sit in a circle and have one person start by saying a random word. Going in a specific direction, the next person must say whatever pops into their mind. A person is out if they repeat a word or if they take longer than a few seconds to say a word.

 

 

 

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About 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 social media manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and is addicted to organic milk, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.
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