Book of Mormon FHE Lesson - In the Name of Jesus Christ

Book of Mormon FHE Lesson – In the Name of Jesus Christ

When Jesus Christ appeared to the Nephites in ancient America, He taught them the importance of His name. This Book of Mormon FHE lesson helps us understand how the name of Christ gives us power and the importance of using the correct name of the Church. 

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Scripture

3 Nephi 27:7

Therefore, whatsoever ye shall do, ye shall do it in my name; therefore ye shall call the church in my name; and ye shall call upon the Father in my name that he will bless the church for my sake.

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Hymn

The Church of Jesus Christ | Children’s Songbook, pg. 77

I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I know who I am.
I know God’s plan.
I’ll follow him in faith.
I believe in the Savior, Jesus Christ.
I’ll honor his name.
I’ll do what is right;
I’ll follow his light.
His truth I will proclaim.

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Lesson

FOR CHILDREN

Begin the lesson with the following activity. Prepare two slips of paper for each person in the group. On the first paper, write the person’s first name. On the second, write their last name. Hide them around your home. Instruct the children to go and find their two slips of paper. Gather back together.

Read aloud: Your name is important. Your first name helps give you identity. It helps other people know you and connect with you. Our last names help us remember our family and what our family stands for.

Ask: What are some other reasons names are important?

Read aloud: As Jesus Christ taught the Nephites in ancient America, He told them how important His name is.

Have someone read 3 Nephi 27:7 aloud: Therefore, whatsoever ye shall do, ye shall do it in my name; therefore ye shall call the church in my name; and ye shall call upon the Father in my name that he will bless the church for my sake.

Ask: What does this scripture say we should do in the name of Jesus?

Read aloud: Jesus tells us we should do everything in His name. This means we should strive to remember Christ in everything we do. We want to be like Him. We are members of His family. We can represent Him and His name by how we act and how we treat others.

Jesus also reminds us that the name of the church should also be called after Him. President Russell M. Nelson said, “Jesus Christ directed us to call the Church by His name because it is His Church, filled with His power.”

When we remember to keep the name of Christ in our hearts, we have access to His power.

Ask: How can the power of Jesus Christ help you?

Finish the lesson with a discussion about ways your family can keep the name of Christ on your hearts. If time permits and is applicable, discuss the recent focus on using the correct name of the Church. Bear your testimony.

FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Begin the lesson by giving everyone a few minutes to look through the scriptures and find different names of Jesus Christ. Come back together and make a list of what everyone has found. Ask everyone to share what the name they found teaches them about Christ.

Read aloud: The name of Christ is important. As members of His Church, we covenant to take His name upon us. It affirms our identity as children of God, it reminds of who we represent, and is a source of power in our lives. When Jesus Christ appeared to the Nephites in ancient America, he taught them of the importance of His name.

Have someone read 3 Nephi 27:7 aloud: Therefore, whatsoever ye shall do, ye shall do it in my name; therefore ye shall call the church in my name; and ye shall call upon the Father in my name that he will bless the church for my sake.

Ask: What does it mean to do something in the name of Christ? Is there an experience you’ve had where you’ve felt power when acting in His name?

Read aloud: Just as the Savior asks us to live and serve in His name, He tells us the correct name of the Church. Recently, we’ve been taught using the full name of the Church is important.

Have someone read the following quote from President M. Russell Ballard: The name the Savior has given to His Church tells us exactly who we are and what we believe.

Ask: What can we do to share the true name of the Church with others?

Finish the lesson by sharing personal experiences and bearing your testimony.

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FHE TreatTreat

Pumpkin cookies on baking sheetPumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

2 cups (284g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves
10 Tbsp (140g) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup (160g) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (110g) packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup (243g) canned pumpkin

5 Tbsp (70g) unsalted butter, nearly at room temperature
4 oz. cream cheese, nearly at room temperature
2 cups (248g) powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 18 by 13-inch baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves for 20 seconds. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until well combined.
  4. Mix in egg, then blend in pumpkin and vanilla. Add in flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  5. Scoop dough out using a 1 1/2 Tbsp cookie scoop (filling it just slightly heaping). Drop onto prepared baking sheet spacing cookies 2-inches apart.
  6. Bake one sheet at a time until cookies are set, about 13 – 15 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Once cool frost cookies with cream cheese frosting. Store in an airtight container in a single layer in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  8. In a mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer whip butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.
  9. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  10. Frost cooled cookies and enjoy!
(Courtesy of cookingclassy.com)

FHE Game / Activity

Activity

Research Your Family Name

Learn about your names! Help everyone discover the meaning of their name. Research your last name. Discuss ancestors or stories behind family names. Young children can learn about writing their names and decorating them with symbols that represent their names.

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