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"I urge each one to qualify for and receive all the priesthood ordinances you can and then faithfully keep the promises you have made by covenant. In times of distress, let your covenants be paramount and let your obedience be exact. Then you can ask in faith, nothing wavering, according to your need, and God will answer. He will sustain you." Check out this FHE lesson on Covenants. Scripture: D&C 25:13 Hymn: Now Let Us Rejoice – Hymns #3 Lesson: Remember Him Through Covenants Treat: Thin Mint Muddy Buddies & No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars Activity: Flashlight Freeze Tag or Make your own Kaleidoscope •View entire lesson...

Power In Covenants

FHE Scripture

Scripture


D&C 25:13

“…lift up thy heart and rejoice, and cleave unto the covenants which thou hast made.”

 

FHE Lesson Hymn

Hymn


Now Let Us Rejoice – Hymns #3

1. Now let us rejoice in the day of salvation.
No longer as strangers on earth need we roam.
Good tidings are sounding to us and each nation,
And shortly the hour of redemption will come,
When all that was promised the Saints will be given,
And none will molest them from morn until ev’n,
And earth will appear as the Garden of Eden,
And Jesus will say to all Israel, “Come home.”

2. We’ll love one another and never dissemble
But cease to do evil and ever be one.
And when the ungodly are fearing and tremble,
We’ll watch for the day when the Savior will come,
When all that was promised the Saints will be given,
And none will molest them from morn until ev’n,
And earth will appear as the Garden of Eden,
And Jesus will say to all Israel, “Come home.”

3. In faith we’ll rely on the arm of Jehovah
To guide thru these last days of trouble and gloom,
And after the scourges and harvest are over,
We’ll rise with the just when the Savior doth come.
Then all that was promised the Saints will be given,
And they will be crown’d with the angels of heav’n,
And earth will appear as the Garden of Eden,
And Christ and his people will ever be one.

 

FHE Lesson

Lesson

*For Younger Children* Read or share  Power In Covenants and discuss how covenants, such as Baptism bless our lives.

A covenant is a promise, and it’s also a whole lot more.

When you hear the word covenant, what comes to mind? If you said, “A two-way promise with God,” you’d be right.

But a covenant with our Heavenly Father is also much more. In that sacred promise, there is power, strength, safety, and peace. When you take time to think about the covenants you have made and will make in your life and when you keep your part, you begin to feel and live differently.Covenants influence the way you act and inspire you in your choices.

Here’s how covenants have made a difference in the lives of some youth.

“A covenant keeps you on the strait and narrow path, helps you live life better, and gives you a better understanding.” – Marcus A., age 17, Utah, USA

“The fact that I have made covenants with Heavenly Father has given me opportunities to grow spiritually and to be a more faithful member. Every time I’m going to do something, I think of thecovenants I’ve made with our Heavenly Father and ask myself if I am keeping the promises made with Him when I was baptized and when I received the priesthood. The covenants I’ve made with our Heavenly Father help me stay strong in the gospel and one day return to Him.” – Efraín V., age 14, New Zealand

“I remember when I was baptized—that was the happiest I had ever felt because that was my first covenant. Next was when I received the priesthood. It was the same happiness. I had a huge smile on my face when I realized I had made a covenant with God. When I hear kids making fun of the Church, I remember the happiness and I remember it’s a covenant with God and not with people.” – Bradford A., age 16, Arizona, USA

“Making covenants brings us and our families so many blessings. For example, being baptized brings us the ability to change, to be better. The covenants that we make with our Heavenly Father build the faith we need to remain true to the gospel.” – Naomi A., age 15, Jalisco, Mexico

“This past summer I went to the temple often to do baptisms for the dead. By keeping my covenants by going to the temple and doing what’s right, I was blessed. I was really stressed with final exams. I went to the temple, and it just made everything better. Keeping my covenants makes life so much easier and a lot happier.”
-McKenna M., age 18, California, USA

“My first day as a deacon passing the sacrament, I was very nervous. Then I remembered the day I was baptized, and I felt the Holy Ghost. I automatically felt calmer and was able to do it well.” -Seth A., age 12, Mexico City, Mexico

“I’ve received a lot of blessings from keeping my covenants. Because of my baptismal covenants, the Holy Ghost has helped me make decisions. The covenant when you receive the priesthood is a commitment to use the priesthood to help others and serve. It helps your testimony grow when you serve.” -Erik N., age 15, Alberta, Canada

“You can’t just do anything you want and expect God to uphold His side of the promise. He expects so much out of you because He knows the potential you have. It really holds me to a higher level.” – Jolee H., age 15, Colorado, USA

 

*For The Whole Family*  Read through and share some from Remember Him Through Covenants Discuss how gospel covenants can give direction to our lives.

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What is it that motivates thousands of Latter-day Saints worldwide to leave home, school, and work to serve as missionaries? To take time in temples to serve others, particularly departed ancestors? To make raising righteous families their top priority? To serve in numerous ways that enrich the lives of others?

One major reason is covenants. A covenant is a sacred, enduring contract and promise. It may be between God and an individual, such as the covenants we make at baptism, during the sacrament, or in the temple. Or it may be between God and a group of people, such as God’s promises to Abraham and Sarah and their righteous posterity. (See Abr. 2:8–11;Gen. 17:19.) For each covenant, the Lord outlines the blessings we can obtain and the things we must do to merit those blessings. We can choose whether or not to enter into the covenant.

The Lord tells us that the Book of Mormon is a covenant for Latter-day Saints “to do according to that which I have written” (D&C 84:57), and he defines the gospel as the new and everlasting covenant. (See D&C 22:1;D&C 66:2.)

As Latter-day Saints, we make many covenants. At baptism, we commit to become witnesses before the Lord that we “will serve him and keep his commandments” (Mosiah 18:10). Each Sunday we partake of the sacrament to witness again that we will “always remember him and keep his commandments” (D&C 20:77).

“That covenant must be highly important to the Lord or he would not ask us to repeat it so often. But if we make the same covenant that many times and then fail to keep it, what will he say to us when we meet him? On the other hand, if we keep it, we will obtain those blessings which are ’the most desirable above all things’” (Elder H. Verlan Anderson, New Era,April 1989, page 6).

Keeping our covenants helps us become more Christlike. For example, Kathleen McGuire of Salt Lake, keeps her covenants by lifting the burdens of her neighbors. A mother of seven who teaches school full-time and frequently cares for her aging mother, Sister McGuire visits a homebound sister regularly, strengthens a recently divorced sister, and listens compassionately to the frustrations of a mother of a learning-disabled child.

Keeping our covenants can also influence our attitudes about Church service. Elder Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve tells of a released stake president who said, “I was happy to accept the call to serve as stake president, and I am equally happy to accept my release. I did not serve just because I was under call. I served because I am undercovenant. And I can keep my covenants quite as well as a home teacher as I can serving as stake president.”

“Ordinances and covenants become our credentials for admission into the Lord’s presence,” Elder Packer continues. “To worthily receive them is the quest of a lifetime; to keep them thereafter is the challenge of mortality” (General Conference, April 1987).

 

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FHE Treat

Treat


Thin Mint Muddy Buddies & No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Thin Mint Muddy Buddies

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  1. 1 (10 ounce) bag Andes Mint Baking Chips
  2. 1 (11.5 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips
  3. 9 cups rice Chex cereal
  4. 3 cups powdered sugar
  5. 20 thin mint cookies, finely crushed
  6. Mint M&M’s

Instructions:

  1. In a microwavable bowl, combine Andes Mint chips and chocolate chips.  Microwave for 3-4 minutes, or until melted.  Pour Chex cereal in a large mixing bowl.  Pour melted chocolate over top of cereal and gently stir until cereal is completely coated in chocolate.  Put powdered sugar and finely crushed thin mints (I used my food processor to crush mine) in a large Ziploc bag.  Add chocolate covered cereal to the Ziploc bag with powdered sugar mixture and shake until cereal is covered.  Add Mint M&Ms and more crushed thin mints, if desired.

(From Six Sisters Stuff )


No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Ingredientspretzel-bar

  1. 2 cups creamy peanut butter, divided into 3/4 cup and 1 1/4 cup
  2. 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  3. 2 cups powdered sugar
  4. 4 cups pretzels (roughly ½-inch pieces), divided into 3 cups and 1 cup
  5. 2 cups milk chocolate chips, divided into 1/2 cup and 1 1/2 cups

Instructions

  1. Line a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with foil leaving an overhang on two sides. Lightly spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Beat 1 1/4 cups peanut butter and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in 1 cup powdered sugar. Stir in remaining 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 cups pretzel pieces and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Press evenly into prepared baking pan.
  3. Microwave the remaining 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and 3/4 cup peanut butter in microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds; STIR. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Spread chocolate peanut butter layer evenly over powdered sugar mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining pretzel pieces, pressing down lightly. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; peel off foil and cut into pieces. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.Makes 16 bars

(From Six Sisters Stuff )

 

FHE Game / Activity

Activity

  1. Play Flashlight Freeze Tag – One person is ‘it’ and the other people start with 10 lives. The ‘it’ person counts to 30 and everyone else hides in the dark. The person who is ‘it’ gets the flashlight and tries to find the others by touching them with the light from the flashlight. When a person is “found” with the light they must yell out their name and say they are caught. The person found with the light also loses a life but can hide again if they have more lives. Once a person has no more lives the game is over and they become “it”.
  2. Make your own Kaleidoscope- click for instructions

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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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    I cannot seem to access the instructions for the kaleidoscope … thanks.

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