In D&C 41 it says, "He that receiveth my law and doeth it, the same is my disciple." To be one of his disciples this verse states clearly that we need to receive and do what the word of God commands. This is how we become his disciples. It isn't enough to just receive. We take the word and apply in to our lives. We live it! This week's lesson invites your family to discuss discipleship.
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➤ L E S S O N
Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.
🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus"
➤ P R E P A R A T I O N
You will need a blindfold for each person (except one) who will be present at the lesson.
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Ask for a volunteer to be the “leader” and play “follow the leader.” (Invite the leader to to things like walk around the room, sit down, stand up, run in place, etc.) while all of the other participants try to mimic the leader.
Now, pass out the blindfolds to the “followers” and ask everyone to play follow the leader again with the blindfolds on. (This should be much more difficult because the followers cannot see the leader.)
After this activity, discuss the following questions:
1) What happened when you couldn’t see the leader? (It was harder to follow the leader!)
2) Jesus Christ invited us to follow Him. Do you think we can follow Him if we aren't watching Him? (Discuss.)
3) How can we learn about Jesus Christ? (The scriptures, church, Family Home Evening, prayer.)
4) If we want to follow Jesus Christ, is it better to learn only a little about Him? Or should we learn a lot about Him? (A lot!)