This Halloween FHE lesson is all about the Holy Ghost. Rather than being spooky or scary, the Holy Ghost is a sacred and comforting influence in our life.
And I said unto him: To know the interpretation thereof—for I spake unto him as a man speaketh; for I beheld that he was in the form of a man; yet nevertheless, I knew that it was the Spirit of the Lord; and he spake unto me as a man speaketh with another.
1. When Christ was on the earth,
He promised he would send
The Holy Ghost to comfort us,
Our true, eternal friend.
The Holy Spirit whispers
With a still small voice.
He testifies of God and Christ
And makes our hearts rejoice.
2. And when we are confirmed
By sacred priesthood pow’r,
The Holy Ghost is giv’n to us
To guide us ev’ry hour.
Oh, may I always listen
To that still small voice.
And with his light I’ll do what’s right
Each time I make a choice.
Begin the lesson by asking children to draw what they think a ghost looks like on a piece of paper. Then, have each child hold up their drawing and make their best and loudest ghost sound.
Read aloud: As Halloween approaches, we see a lot of different Halloween symbols. There are pumpkins, candy, witches, and ghosts. Today, we are going to talk about the Holy Ghost.
Ask: What do you know about the Holy Ghost?
Read aloud: Even though we call the Holy Ghost a ghost, he isn’t really a ghost like we see in the movies or on tv. He is a what we call a personage of spirit. This means he looks like a person but does not yet have a body.
Because the Holy Ghost does not have a body, he can with all of us in our hearts and minds. This is his special mission.
Do you remember our loud ghost voices? The Holy Ghost completes his mission to testify of Jesus Christ by speaking in a still, small voice. Instead of being scary or spooky, the Holy Ghost comforts us and gives us peace.
Ask: How has the Holy Ghost helped you?
Share a personal experience when the Holy Ghost has helped guide you. Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony of the Holy Ghost.
FOR TEENS & ADULTS
Begin the lesson by discussing how the Holy Ghost is different from the ghosts we see portrayed in media. If needed, start by discussing ghosts as they world sees them, then the Holy Ghost.
Read aloud: In the world, ghosts are portrayed in a variety of ways. They can be cute and innocent or they can be malicious and scary. When we think of the Holy Ghost, however, we think of something sacred, a member of the Godhead. The Holy Ghost is vital to our journey back to our Heavenly Father.
Ask: How has the influence of the Holy Ghost blessed your life?
Watch the following video. Before pressing play, ask everyone to think about the influence of the Spirit in their lives right now.
Ask: What holds you back from following the Holy Ghost sometimes? How can we overcome these things?
Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony.
FOR SINGLE STUDY
Read through “The Holy Ghost” lesson in the Gospel Principles manual. https://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles/chapter-7-the-holy-ghost?lang=eng
Write down your thoughts and then ponder on a recent time when you have been influenced by the Holy Ghost. Write down that experience in your journal. Write down anything that has been holding you back from following the promptings of the Holy Ghost and make some goals on how to improve.
2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons butter, melted
½ cup white sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Remove all the pulp and strings from the pumpkin seeds, then wash and thoroughly dry the seeds.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, toss together sugar and cinnamon until well combined. Set aside. Place the melted butter in a bowl, toss the seeds in the butter to coat, and pour them onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of cinnamon-sugar mixture over the seeds. Toss gently to mix the coating, and spread seeds into a single layer. Bake the seeds for 5 minutes.
- Remove the seeds from the oven, and sprinkle them with another coating of 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon-sugar mixture, mixing the seeds together and spreading them out as before. Bake 5 more minutes. Remove from oven and repeat the coating step one more time, then bake the seeds for 5 more minutes.
- Sprinkle the seeds with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, mix, and bake for 10 minutes. Let the seeds cool on the baking sheet before eating.
(Courtesy of foodiemisadventures.com)
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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.