Faith FHE Lesson
Lesson by Shawni Pothier, Digitized and adapted by Lara Goold
Scriptures, an interesting object (like a picture of the Savior or scriptures or something), blanket or cloth to cover object
To help family members learn what faith is and how they can strengthen and nurture it.
“…faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things whichare not seen, which are true..”
Alma 32:21Opening song(s) and prayer:
” Children’s Songbook, page 96“
I Know My Father Lives
,” Children’s Songbook, page 5
Show the children an object (picture of the Savior or whatever) covered by apiece of cloth.
: Do you believe there is something under here? Why?Let the children guess what they think the object might be. Then uncover the object. Point outthat even though they could not see the object, they believed it was there.Explain that even though we have not seen Jesus Christ, we believe he is there. We see evidenceof his existence everywhere as we look at the world that he created, as we see the stars in theheavens, and especially as we read the scriptures. We also have prophets who have told us thatthey have seen him. Tell the children that today they will learn of someone from the Book of Mormon who had such great faith that he actually saw Jesus Christ.
Brother of Jared with story figures:
Using the enclosed summary and visuals, tell the story of TheBrother of Jared and the great faith that he had.
Read or Paraphrase Alma 32:26-43:
This is where we read about faith being like a seed. Talk with your family about just like we have nurture plants and take care of them, we also need to continually nurtureand take care of our faith by following the commandments and praying (among other things that will bediscussed in the following activity).
them what they would do if they saw a plant struggling to grow. (They would give it some TLC,which means that maybe they would change the location to a sunnier spot or give it more water or transplant it into a bigger area or weed it or just take care of it more diligently.)
If they ever feel that their faith is wavering, that they should take the same kind of care. Maybethey should change their “location” by not going to certain places or hanging out with certain people or even reading/watching certain things. They might need more “water” which is like prayer, reading thescriptures, and going to church. They might need to be “transplanted” into more fertile soil, by choosingto spend time with friends that will help your faith to grow
Or they might need to “weed” sins out of