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Nurturing Our Talents and Gifts - FHE Lesson

Nurturing Our Talents and Gifts – FHE Lesson

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Scripture

Matthew 25:1
Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thous hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of they Lord. 

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Hymn

Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee | Hymn #99

1. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee–
Ever I’m striving to be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
Trusting, in thee I confide;
Hoping, in thee I abide.

(Chorus)
Take, oh, take, and cherish me,
Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.

2. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee–
Proved by my trials, I’ll be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
Humbly I come to thee now;
Earnest, I prayerfully bow.

(Chorus)

3. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee–
Ever my anthem will be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
Loving thee, ever I pray,
Aid me thy will to obey.

(Chorus)

4. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee–
Let me by holiness be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
When all my trials are done,
When my reward I have won,

(Chorus)

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Lesson

Read aloud: We are given talents and gifts to help us fulfill our missions on this earth and to help us bless the lives of others. We have a responsibility to Heavenly Father, to ourselves, and to others to develop our talents and gifts.

Ask: What are some talents and gifts people have?

Share a personal experience about a talent you feel you have and how you developed it. Include a time you struggled with this talent and how you overcame it. If time and means permit, share an example of your talent as you talk. This can include showing your children a video of you dancing as a child, an old sketch you’ve done, or other memorabilia.

Ask: What are some things we need to have to build our talents? How have you worked hard to improve your talents and gifts?

Read aloud: Heavenly Father wants us to use our talents to bless other people. By using our talents, we can make others happy and even teach them about Jesus Christ.

Ask: When is a time that someone has shared their talents or gifts with you and it has blessed your life? How can we bless others with our specific talents? How can this talent be used to bring others closer to Christ?

Read aloud: Sometimes we may not feel very special. Sometimes our talents are not as obvious as someone else’s. There are many things we can do to learn what talents we have. We can pray to Heavenly Father to know what our talents are. We can try many different activities to find out which ones we really like to do. If we have our patriarchal blessing, we should study it closely and learn what gifts Heavenly Father tells us to grow. We can ask a trusted leader or friend what talents they appreciate in us.

Finish the lesson by having everyone choose a specific talent they want to work on this week, including how they want to share it with others.

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FHE Treat

Treat

Pepperoni Cheese Stick Roll Ups or Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas


Pepperoni Cheese Stick Roll Ups

Ingredients

-1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent roll dough
-4 cheese sticks, halved
-1 (3.5 ounce) package sliced pepperoni
-optional – marinara or ranch sauce for dipping

Garlic Butter Glaze
-2 tablespoons butter, melted
-½ teaspoon Italian seasonings
-¼ teaspoon garlic powder
-1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.Take each triangle of crencent roll dough and place about 6 pepperoni on the bottom of the triangle. Place half of a cheese stick on top and roll up. Place seam side down on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown.

3. While rolls are cooking, combine the melted butter, Italian seasonings, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.

4. When rolls are done remove from the oven and brush with the garlic butter glaze. Serve with marinara or ranch for dipping.

(Recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything)

Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas

Ingredients:
-1 8-inch whole wheat tortilla
-2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
-½ medium banana
-1 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Spread the peanut butter over the surface of the tortilla.

2. Slice the banana very thinly and then arrange the slices over half of the tortilla. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the banana slices and then fold the tortilla in half.

4. Cook the quesadilla in a skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown and crispy on both sides.

(Recipe from Budget Bytes)

 

FHE Game / Activity

Activity

 

Talent Show or Do Something New!

Talent Show

Gather together your family and have talent show! You can show off art work, tell stories, do dances, or whatever your family or group feels comfortable with. If you aren’t able to actually perform, share videos or pictures of your group sharing the talent. 

Do Something New!

Before hand, determine a talent or skill you want to work on together. You can write a family song, build something together, do a craft, or bake a treat. Whatever it is, make sure the whole family can involved and do it together.

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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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