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Saturday, November 14, 2009

My Family And I Can Serve Others. Novemeber 2009 week 3

A Family Home Evening Lesson (Younger Children)

Do you ever wish that you could be just like someone else? When you want to be like someone, you try to do the same things and act the same way that they do.

Heavenly Father wants you to try to be like His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus was perfect. The way He lived when He was on the earth is the way you should try to live today. He said, “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you” (John 13:15).

Read each situation, look up the scripture to see what Jesus would do, then have the children give the answer that will help them be most like Him.

1. Sabina had asked her younger sister not to use her crayons, but her sister used them anyway every time she wanted to. To try to be like Jesus, Sabina could: Read Matthew 18:21–22.
a. get angry with her sister.
b. hide her crayons.
c. forgive her sister.

2. Katie decided to bake some cookies and take them to a neighbor who was sick. They had a nice time visiting together. To be like Jesus, Katie could: Read Matthew 6:3–4.
a. feel good inside, but tell no one else about what she’d done.
b. brag to her friends about the nice thing she’d done.
c. tell the bishop that she had visited a neighbor.

3. A new boy in school kept showing off and bragging about how smart he was. To be like Jesus, the other children could: Read 3 Nephi 14:1–2.
a. ignore the showing off and bragging and accept this boy as their friend.
b. tell the boy not to show off and brag.
c. tease him and tell him that he’s stupid.

4. Tiffany’s mother asked her to clean the sink in the kitchen. To be like Jesus, Tiffany could: Read Matthew 5:41.
a. forget to clean the sink.
b. clean the sink and wipe off the counters too.
c. clean just the sink, as her mother had asked.

5. It was hard for Stan to be friends with Brandon. Brandon was not able to run like the others and kept tripping over his feet. In class, he didn’t know how to do his arithmetic and he kept forgetting his spelling words. To be like Jesus, Stan could: Read Luke 6:31
a. find ways to play with Brandon that didn’t involve running.
b. help Brandon with his schoolwork.
c. do both a and b.

6. Madison’s brother kept teasing her and calling her names. To be like Jesus, Madison could: Read 3 Nephi 12:39.
a. call her brother a mean name to get even.
b. tell her parents what happened and let them punish him.
c. tell her brother that she loved him and say something nice about him.

Laurel Rohlfing, “Sharing Time: Try to Be Like Jesus,” Friend, Sep 1990, 12–13

(I liked this story from the "Friend" This Month)

“I am going to shovel Sister Gourdin’s sidewalk,” Phoebe said to her mother. Sister Gourdin was an elderly neighbor.

“Can you do it by yourself?” Mom asked Phoebe. When Phoebe said she could, her mother helped her put on her boots and zip her coat.
Mom watched out the window as Phoebe began to lift the deep snow with a large shovel. Soon Phoebe had finished the sidewalk. She found Sister Gourdin’s newspaper in the snow and was excited to leave it on the doorstep.
Phoebe’s mother told her that shoveling the snow was a wonderful way to show love to Sister Gourdin.
When Phoebe’s older brothers and sister got home from school, her mother told them what Phoebe had done. “Where do you think she came up with the idea to do that?” Phoebe’s mother asked them. And then she said, “It came from watching all of you who are such good examples of helping our neighbors.”
Phoebe’s act of service shows that no one is too young to serve others.

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