Life is often full of different and unknown paths to take. This Doctrine and Covenants FHE lesson teaches us that Jesus Christ is our Good Shepherd and will lead us along.
And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along.
1. “Come, follow me,” the Savior said.
Then let us in his footsteps tread,
For thus alone can we be one
With God’s own loved, begotten Son.
2. “Come, follow me,” a simple phrase,
Yet truth’s sublime, effulgent rays
Are in these simple words combined
To urge, inspire the human mind.
3. Is it enough alone to know
That we must follow him below,
While trav’ling thru this vale of tears?
No, this extends to holier spheres.
4. Not only shall we emulate
His course while in this earthly state,
But when we’re freed from present cares,
If with our Lord we would be heirs.
5. We must the onward path pursue
As wider fields expand to view,
And follow him unceasingly,
Whate’er our lot or sphere may be.
6. For thrones, dominions, kingdoms, pow’rs,
And glory great and bliss are ours,
If we, throughout eternity,
Obey his words, “Come, follow me.”
Begin the lesson by playing the following video. Ask the children to think about why it is important to follow Jesus.
Read aloud: We live in a big world and sometimes things don’t make sense. We might have questions. We may be confused or scared. Heavenly Father has given us Jesus Christ to lead us. When we follow Him, we will be safe.
Ask: What are some ways we follow Jesus?
Share a personal experience where you trusted in Christ and followed Him. Finish with your testimony.
FOR TEENS & ADULTS
Begin the lesson by asking the following question: What does it mean to you that Jesus Christ is called the Good Shepherd?
Read aloud: Joseph Smith and early church members faced a lot of questions. The amount of new revelation was often overwhelming. As they continued to try and live up to the teachings they received, they often struggled individually and collectively. The Lord reminded them that He is their Good Shepherd and will lead them along.
Have someone read Doctrine and Covenants 78:17-19.
Ask: What stands out to you in these scriptures? What do they teach us about why we need to follow the Lord?
Share a personal experience where you felt overwhelmed or needing the support of the Lord. How did following Him help you? Invite others to share their experiences as well. Finish with your testimony.
FOR SINGLE STUDY
Learn more about sheep! Study why sheep need a shepherd and then try to find connections between sheep and us and Christ and a shepherd.
Trifle in a Jar
- This time I used raspberries and blueberries, but any berry will work.
- Lemon Cream:
1-pint heavy cream1/2 c. powdered sugar1 T. lemon extract (or to taste..I like it strong)Whip the cream until it’s starting to form soft peaks. Add the powdered sugar, and then the lemon extract once the sugar is incorporated.
- Add a layer of berries on the bottom, cream next, another layer of berries, and a last layer of cream.
- Top with more berries! It’s best when served immediately.
- You could also add cubed poundcake for another layer of flavor, but the berries and cream can stand on their own.
(Taken from Simply Kierste)
Paper Plate Sheep
For this easy craft, you’ll need paper plates, cotton balls, glue, paper, and drawing utensils. Cut out the paper and draw a sheep’s face, ears, tail, and feet. Then, glue all of the cotton balls onto the paper plate. Glue the rest of the body parts on and you’re done!
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.