Family Home Evening in a Jar
Family Home Evening in a Jar

Family Home Evening in a Jar

Family_Home_EveningDo you find it hard to come up with topics for Family Home Evening? Just print, cut up, put in a jar and pull out when you need a fast lesson.

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“Let the Holy Spirit Guide” Hymns p. 143John 14:26Discuss how the Holy Ghost can help you make good choices in your daily life.
Moroni 10: 5-7
D&C 11:12-14
2 Nephi 32:5.
“Count Your Many Blessings” p. 241D&C 130:21Have each member identify and list blessings you have received through choosing to be obedient.
List other blessings that you can strive for by being obedient.
“Have I Done Any Good?” p, 223Mosiah 18:7-10List three ways you can comfort others or help
them bear their burdens. Choose one way and make plans to help someone in need.
“True to the Faith” p. 254Mosiah 18:9The YW theme that states you should “stand as
witness of God at all times and in all things, and in all places.” Have family members list three ways to do this and keep the commitment for at least two weeks.
“Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” p. 26James 1:5-6 , Joseph Smith History 1:11-20.Discuss what these scriptures teach you about Joseph Smith’s history.
“Faith of Our Fathers” p. 841 Timothy 6:12  Ether 12:12-18.Discuss an experience you have had or that you are aware of that is an example of faith.
“Lord Accept into Thy Kingdom” p. 2362 Peter 1:4-8Choose one of the qualities listed. Use the Topical Guide to select a scripture that illustrates that quality. Write the verse on a card. Discuss and read the card at the beginning of each day for two weeks, and practice that quality during the day.
“Should You Feel Inclined To Censure” p. 235Alma 56:45-48 and 57:21  D&C 88: 124 -125Think about what qualities a parent needs before they can teach their children to have faith and base their decisions on gospel truths. Discuss what these verses mean for family members in their lives.
“For the Beauty of the Earth” p. 92Genesis 1.At the end of each day of the creation, God evaluated his work and “saw that it was good”. List your activities of the day, and discuss the good things you did or what you will strive to do better.
“We Give Thee But Thine Own” p. 218D&C 46:11-12Ask each family member to write down the positive qualities they see in each other. Put these comments on paper hearts and give each person theirs. Discuss how these gifts can be used to make others happy.
“You Can Make the Pathway Bright” p. 2282 Nephi 5:27 , Mormon 9:14Discuss how an attitude of happiness can improve us and help the family. Discuss how happiness comes from within, not from others.
“Know this, that Every Soul is Free” p. 2402 Nephi 2:11,15-16, 27-28Discuss in FHE the blessings of responsibilities of agency. Why are we accountable for our choices, and how does making correct choices allow us to be free?
“ Because I Have Been Given Much” p. 219Mosiah 4:26, Galations 6:9-10, Matthew 5:16, 25:34-40Discuss why service is a fundamental principle of the gospel. Plan a simple service your family can do for someone else, ie make something and deliver to someone.
“The Light Divine” p. 3053 Nephi 12:16Make a list of 5 ways you can let your light shine. Discuss real life situations and commit to doing it for the next week.
“In Fasting We Approach Thee” p. 1393 Nephi 13:16-18, D&C 59:13-14Discuss the purpose of fasting and how to make your fast more meaningful. For two fast Sundays strive to do it.
”Each Life That Touches Ours For Good” p. 293Galatians 5:22-23, Colossians 3:12-14, Alma 13:28-29.List the qualities stated in these scriptures and have family members write names of people that represent those traits (either in current life or scriptures/prophets, etc.) Discuss the power of example. Have each family member select one of the traits and commit to being a good example of it.
“Behold Thy Sons And Daughters, Lord” p. 238Moroni 8:25-26 and the information under the heading “Repentance” in the Bible Dictionary.Discuss the value of repentance in today’s world. How can you explain the concept of repentance to non-members?
“Lead Me Into Life Eternal” p. 45Read Moroni 10:32Discuss the things that are ungodly in this world. Then discuss what it means to “deny yourselves of all ungodliness.” Challenge family members to eliminate actions that are offensive to the Spirit of God
“God Is Love,” Hymn No. 87 , “Love One Another,” Hymn No. 308D&C 42:45 , John 15:9 , 1st Corinthians, Chapter 13,Discuss what these verses mean to each of you. Have each family member write on a sheet of paper the most meaningful expression of love that each has experienced in his or her lifetime. Take time to share each experience.
Dare to do RightEther 3:2 , 2 Nephi 28:8 , Moses 4:4Have a family member read this statement by Elder Mark E. Petersen and ask for comments. “We come to the point where faith and works meet each other. Here we ask ourselves: Do our works verify our faith? Honesty, truth, virtue, and kindness are hallmarks of true Christianity. If we lack them, we can hardly say that we follow Christ. Whether it be lying, or cheating, or robbery or deception; whether it is in the home, in business, in sports, or in the classroom; dishonesty is completely foreign to the teachings of Jesus.” (Ensign, May 1982, p 15)
“Each Life That Touches Ours for Good:, p. 293Matthew 7:20, Proverbs 17:17Which friends should we be ~ and associate with? Why is it important to have good friends?
“God Bless Our Prophet Dear”, p. 24D&C 1:38, 68:4, 107:22Discuss the life and example of our current Prophet, Pres. Hinckley. Read some of his words from either a recent Ensign or the Church News.
“Come Let Us Anew”, p. 217Matthew 25: 14-30Discuss parable
(see end of list)
“Arise, O God, and Shine”, p. 265Isaiah 60: 1-3 , Alma 29: 8-10, 17Discuss the verses of the song and scriptures. What do they mean to you?
“The Time is Far Spent”. P. 266D&C 33:2-10, 17; 51:19Discuss the meaning of “…always having your lamps trimmed and burning and oil with you, that you maybe ready…”
“The Iron Rod”, p. 2741 Nephi 15:23-25; 8:12:17Discuss the meaning of the “Iron Rod”. How can family members help others to hold onto the “Iron Rod”?
“Men are that They Might Have Joy”, p. 2752 Nephi 26:14-16; 2:25, 3 Nephi 12:4Discuss the prophecies about the Book of Mormon. Discuss how important the Book of Mormon is to family members.
“As I Search the Holy Scriptures”, p. 2772 Timothy 3:14-17 , Romans 15:4Discuss the various scriptures that we hold sacred. List the benefits of learning from the scriptures.
“Thy Holy Word”, p.279D&C 18:34-36Discuss why the scriptures are useful to us in our everyday lives.
2 Nephi 5: 15-16
2 Nephi 6:3
“Rise, Ye Saints, and Temples Enter”. P. 287D&C 109:13-21; 132:46Discuss the importance of temple work for ourselves and for the dead.
“O Love that Glorifies the Son”, p. 295Moroni 7: 45-48Discuss what charity is and why it is important.
John 17: 20-23
“Our Father, by Whose Name”, p. 2963 Nephi 18:21Discuss how your family can be more united as one.
Alma 7:27
“Rise Up, O Men of God”, p. 3241 Timothy 6:11-12Discuss how the priesthood is a service organization. Whom does it benefit the most?
D&C 4:2
“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”, p. 3392 Nephi 1:7Discuss patriotism in your family. How can you be more pro-active in your community?
Ether 2:12
“How Great Thou Art”, p. 86Psalms 8:3-9, 9:1-2Discuss your feelings after singing this song and reading the scriptures.
Mosiah 4: 5-13
“For the Beauty of the Earth”, p. 921 Chronicles 16:8-14Discuss the attitude of gratitude. Find other gratitude related scriptures.
Alma 26:8
“Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer”, p. 1032 Nephi 25:26Discuss who Jesus Christ is and why do we testify of him?
Isaiah 26:3-4
Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21
“ Lord, I Would Follow Thee”, p. 220Mosiah 4:2-3Discuss why you should forgive others.
Moroni 6:8
“Come, Come Ye Saints” p. 30D&C 61:36-39; 59:1-4Discuss your pioneer heritage. Go visit the Pioneer Heritage State Park (This is the Place).
“From Homes of Saints” p. 297D&C 89:1-21Discuss obedience in the Word of Wisdom.
“Where Can I Turn for Peace?” p.129John 14:27; 16:33Discuss what “peace” means to you. What gives you comfort when feeling down?
“The Spirit of God” p.2D&C 110Discuss the visions described in these verses.
I am a child of GoodD&C 130:18-19Education: Do I need an education?
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Notes p.353 (see below)
Can a little child like me? (Children’s Songbook 9)Mosiah 2:17 Matthew 25:40Why do we as family spend time helping other people?
Come, follow me?John 21: 16,17What does Feed my sheep mean? What can our family do?
Follow the prophet (Children’s Songbook 110)John 10: 26,27How does our family follow the shepherd?
I lived in Heaven (Children’s Songbook 4)D&C 138:56Where did we live before we were born?
Prayer is the Soul ‘s Sincere DesireAlma 37:36-37How do prayer works? How many kind of prayers do we have? (make a list)
Home can be a heaven on earthMosiah 4:13-15 Ephesians 6:1-4What kind of rules must we have in our home, in order to make it a happy place for all of us?
Thank Thee for everything (Children’s Songbook 10)Genesis 1:31 Psalm 147:7-8Make a list of things your family are grateful for. Also, maybe make a list of things that are not pleasant, but in fact are hidden blessings
I am thankful to be meD&C 18:10 Luke 12:7 Psalm 92:1-2We are all God’s children. We have been given talents. Make a list of talents in your family.
Reverence (Children’s Songbook 27)Leviticus 19:30 D&C 19:23How can our family be more reverent in church, at home and towards each other?
“Keep the Commandments” p.303Mosiah 2:22, D&C 59:23List the commandments and discuss importance of following them.
#148 – Sabbath DayExodus 20:8-11What do we do on a Sunday that makes us “different” than others?
Discuss parable:
(then = at judgment day; every one = everyone; account of himself = list of sins, etc.; to whom = God) Discuss parable. (Story of common things. Has spiritual symbolism.) Discuss talents. (Anciently a sum of money. Now a gift.) How many servants were given talents? (Draw 3 stick figures.) How many talents was each servant given? (5, 2, 1) What did each one do with his given talents? (5+5, 2+2, 1+0) What does it mean to hide your talents? (not use or develop)
How many talents did each servant end up with? (11,4,0) Activity: My Own Talents
1. What talents have you been given? (at home, at church, at school, at work or in community)
2. Mark one for each category on continuums labeled “Totally Developed,” Partially Discovered or Developed,” “Totally Buried.”