Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ taught early Church leaders how to do all things in order. This Doctrine and Covenants FHE lesson shows us how we can grow our testimonies by following and believing in the organization of the Church and the steps of gospel living.
For all things must be done in, and by common in the church, by the prayer of faith.
1. How gentle God’s commands!
How kind his precepts are!
Come, cast your burdens on the Lord
And trust his constant care.
2. Beneath his watchful eye,
His Saints securely dwell;
That hand which bears all nature up
Shall guard his children well.
3. Why should this anxious load
Press down your weary mind?
Haste to your Heav’nly Father’s throne
And sweet refreshment find.
4. His goodness stands approved,
Unchanged from day to day;
I’ll drop my burden at his feet
And bear a song away.
Begin the lesson by showing the children a simple recipe for one of their favorite treats. If time permits, make it together. If time does not allow, make the treat ahead of time and talk about why it is important to follow a recipe.
Read aloud: Just like we need to follow a recipe to make a yummy treat, our Heavenly Parents ask us to live the gospel in an orderly way. For example, we need to partake of the sacrament in a certain way. We are baptized first and given the gift of the Holy Ghost after. We raise our hands and sustain people who are given callings.
Ask: Why do you think Heavenly Father wants us to do things in order?
Read aloud: When we follow the guidance of our Heavenly Parents, our testimonies grow stronger. Heavenly Father doesn’t want us to be confused. He wants us to draw closer to Jesus Christ. When we do things in order, we have a straight path to Jesus.
Finish the lesson by talking about some things your family can do to be more orderly. Examples include preparing for the sacrament, praying daily, and preparing for future ordinances.
FOR TEENS & ADULTS
Begin the lesson by asking everyone to share something they’ve practiced and trained to do. This could include learning how to drive a car, participate in a sport, or a skill they’ve developed. Ask why it was important that they trained first.
Read aloud: As Joseph Smith and other early Church leaders worked to build the kingdom of God, they were continually instructed to do all things in order. This included how to perform ordinances, such as the sacrament, and how revelation was to be received.
When a man named Hiram Page claimed to have a seer stone like Joseph, the Lord said in a revelation that Hiram had been deceived.
Have someone read Doctrine and Covenants 28:11-13.
Ask: How can we relate this experience to our day? Can you think of any modern-day examples?
Finish the lesson by sharing any personal experiences and bearing your testimony.
FOR SINGLE STUDY
Read through the gospel essay, “All Things Must Be Done in Order.”
Write down why the structure and organization of the Church are so important. Ponder on ways you can sustain those who have been called to lead your ward or branch.
Caramel Apple Taquitos
-12 Flour Tortillas
-5 oz Caramel Sauce
-20 oz can Apple Pie Filling
-1/4 cup melted Butter
-1/4 cup Sugar
-1 tsp Cinnamon
-1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Butter a 9×13″ dish and set aside.
- Combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a shallow dish and mix well. Set aside.
- Chop pie filling into small size pieces.
- Microwave tortillas for 20 seconds to soften.
- Spread tortilla with a thin layer of caramel sauce in the middle.
- Cover caramel with diced apple filling.
- Roll tortilla and place in prepared dish.
- Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture.
- Repeat with remaining tortillas.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and bubbling on ends.
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Make a treat together as a family. If you are unable to cook together, write thank you notes to your church leaders and go deliver them.
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.