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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I Came To Earth As Part of A Family. February 2009 week4

GOD'S CREATIONS BLESS US
(Family Home Evening)

Behold You Little Ones (the new Nursery Manual) has a simple lesson and a coloring activity book for the children to color. If you want to use this it is lesson 7. (Click on PDF picture button to get the full size page to print)
http://www.lds.org/library/display/0,4945,8184-1-4470-1,00.html

“The Creation—Each Day a Gift,” Friend, Nov 1998, 34
Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things (D&C 59:7).

Using Genesis 1 - Genesis 2:1-3 Retell the story of the creation. Using the pictures to help children visualize.

When the great plan of happiness was presented in the Council in Heaven, we shouted for joy. Thanks to our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ, we were given the opportunity to progress, to learn, to grow, and to become like Them. What a great blessing!
This great plan included the creation of a beautiful world, where we would come to live our mortal lives. The Creation took six days and was done by Jesus Christ under the direction of Heavenly Father.
First, God divided the light from the darkness, making day and night.
Then, on the second day, He organized the heaven and the earth.
On the third day, He divided the land from the waters and created grass, flowers, trees, fruit, and herbs.
On the fourth day, He created the sun, moon, and stars.
The fish and fowl were created on the fifth day.
On the sixth day, Jesus Christ created the animals. Then Heavenly Father created man “in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Gen. 1:27).
What a great deal we have to be thankful for! Life’s whole experience and all the beauties around us are gifts from our Father, who loves us.

For Younger Children: Show GAK 100 (the Creation) let every child/member of the family point to their favorite animal of part of the creation and have them tell why that is their favorite.

“Lesson 3: The Creation,” Primary 6: Old Testament, (1996),9
For Discussion ideas for older children use the following questions and scripture references. Use the questions you feel will best help the children understand the scriptures and apply the principles in their lives. Reading and discussing the scriptures with the children in class will help them gain personal insights.
• Who created the earth? (Moses 1:33; 2:1.) Explain that the earth was created by Jesus Christ under the direction of Heavenly Father.
• Why did Heavenly Father want the earth to be created? (Abraham 3:24–26.)
• Why are there so many wonderful types of plants on the earth? (Genesis 1:29–30; D&C 59:18–19.) What plants do you most enjoy? What do you use them for?
• What is in each fruit? (Genesis 1:12 or Moses 2:12; see enrichment activity 6.) Why are seeds important?
• What did God command the fish and animals and birds to do? (Genesis 1:22 or Moses 2:22.)
• What commandment did God give Adam and Eve (and all people) about having a family? (Genesis 1:28 or Moses 2:28.)
• In whose image were we created? (Genesis 1:27 or Moses 2:27.)
• What is our responsibility to the earth and all living things on it? (Genesis 1:26 or Moses 2:26.) Explain that dominion means to have power over something (see enrichment activity 5).
• What did God say about his creations? (Genesis 1:31 or Moses 2:31.) How should we feel about the good things we make or do?
• What did God do on the seventh day? (Genesis 2:2–3 or Moses 3:2–3.) What should we do on the Sabbath day?

“Chapter 5: The Creation,” Gospel Principles, 27
God’s Creations Show His Love
We are now living in this beautiful world. Think of the sun, which gives us warmth and light. Think of the rain, which makes plants grow and makes the world feel clean and fresh. Think of how good it is to hear a bird singing or a friend laughing. Think of how wonderful our bodies are—how we can work and play and rest. When we consider all of these creations, we begin to understand what wise, powerful, and loving beings Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father are. They have shown great love for us by providing for all of our needs.
Plant life and animal life were also made to give us joy. The Lord said, “Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul” (D&C 59:18–19). Even though God’s creations are many, he knows and loves them all. He said, “All things are numbered unto me, for they are mine and I know them” (Moses 1:35).

2 comments:

  1. I love anything to do with FHE. Thanks for sharing all this.

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