Time for Families – FHE Atonement
This family home evening lesson is to supplement what your children learned in primary on Sunday. It can be easily adapted for small children or older children who may be ready to dive in to deeper doctrine. The children have been learning about the atonement this month.
Opening Song: The Third Article of Faith p. 123
Lesson/Activity: This week they are one and the same! 🙂
Have your family act out the scripture story of Alma the younger and his conversion to the gospel. It is found in Alma 36. The kids love acting it out. It really brings the story to life. While you are telling the story point out how the people may have felt when Alma was speaking against the church. He was the son of the prophet. They may have felt confused, angry, helpless, etc. Throughout the story point out how the people involved may have felt – try to make the story come to life for them. The table below will help you outline what happened in the story and how it relates to us today (I found this on LDS.org in a talk given by a general authority – it is fabulous!)
|Verse(Alma 36)||Phrases from the scriptures||Parallels to our day|
|6||Alma went about seeking to destroy the church||You commit a sin|
|6-11||God sent His angel to stop Alma||You get caught in your sin|
|11-16||Alma was struck with fear; he was racked with torment||You are tormented, afraid and penitent|
|17||Alma remembered to have heard his father prophesy of the Atonement||You remember what you were taught in family home evening about the Atonement|
|18||Alma prayed for mercy||You pray for forgiveness|
|19||Alma could remember his pains no more||You feel no more pain for your sins|
|21-23||Alma received joy, light and strength||You receive joy, light and strength|
|24||Alma labored without ceasing to save souls.||You teach those around you the gospel and you are a good example|
|27||Alma was supported in his trials||You are supported in your trials|
Testimony: Share your testimony of the Savior and what the atonement means to you. You may want to have your children finish the following phrases:
I am grateful to the Savior because _____________ and
The Savior will help me ____________________
This will give them a chance to share their testimony of the Savior.
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