That which is of God is light! This Doctrine and Covenants FHE lesson focuses on understanding how Christ is light and how we can make that light brighter.
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That which is of God is; and he that , and in God, receiveth more ; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.
1. My light is but a little one,
My light of faith and prayer;
But lo! it glows like God’s great sun,
For it was lighted there.
Shine on, shine on, shine on bright and clear;
Shine on, shine on now the day is here.
2. I may not hide my little light;
The Lord has told me so.
’Tis given me to keep in sight,
That all may see it glow.
Start with the following activity! You’ll need candles or small lights. Go into the darkest room of your home and try to eliminate as much light as possible. Once everyone is in the dark, ask them what they can see. Then, light a single candle or turn on a small, hand-held light. Ask the question again. Light each candle, and continue asking the question. When all the candles have been lit, turn on the lights and gather for the lesson.
Read aloud: Joseph Smith learned through revelation that God is light and we should try to grow our lights so they get brighter and brighter. Just as more light helped us see the room more clearly, more of God’s light will help us see life more clearly.
Ask: What are some things you’d like to understand?
Read aloud: When we have God’s light, we can better understand who He is. We can know why we are on Earth and the choices we need to make. We can have comfort and peace.
Ask: What are some ways we can make our lights brighter?
Finish the lesson with your testimony.
FOR TEENS & ADULTS
Begin the lesson by asking why light is important in our lives. Make a list together. Then go through your list and ask how it relates to Jesus Christ. Discuss.
Read aloud: The scriptures often compare Christ and Christ-like things to light. Doctrine and Covenants 50:24 teaches us that God is light and as we get closer to Him, we will receive more light.
Ask: What does receiving light from God mean to you?
Read aloud: Our Heavenly Parents have asked us to seek after light. We can grow our lights brighter and brighter by following God, seeking His will, and doing our best to act upon the guidance of the Spirit.
Share a personal experience where you felt you made your light brighter. Ask others to share as well. Finish with your testimony.
FOR SINGLE STUDY
Search through the Topical Guide scriptures on Light. Ponder on what these scriptures mean to you and ponder on how you can grow the light of Christ in your life.
Blueberry Mug Muffin
- ¼ cup flour $0.04
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar $0.02
- ¼ tsp baking powder $0.02
- ⅛ tsp salt $0.01
- pinch cinnamon $0.01
- ½ Tbsp butter $0.04
- 2 Tbsp milk $0.04
- 1-2 Tbsp frozen blueberries $0.19
- In a microwave-safe mug, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon until well mixed.
- Add the butter to the mug and use your fingers to rub or smoosh them together until no large chunks of butter remain and the mixture looks like damp sand (see photos below).
- Stir the milk into the butter/flour mixture. It should now resemble a thick muffin batter. If it’s too dry, add a splash more milk. Sprinkle blueberries over top and push them down into the batter. Microwave on high for approximately 90 seconds. Enjoy with a drizzle of maple syrup over top.
Every microwave is different, so you may have to experiment with the exact cooking time.
You can add a drop or two of vanilla for extra flavor.
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This is a fun version of Hide and Seek! Pick someone to be the “firefly”, give them a flashlight, and have them go hide while everyone closes their eyes. Turn off the lights and go look! Whenever someone yells firefly, the person hiding has to flash the flashlight briefly. The first person to capture the firefly wins!
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.