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Making and Keeping Sacred Covenants FHE Lesson

Making and Keeping Sacred Covenants FHE Lesson

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A ready-to-print FHE lesson designed to teach your family about making and keeping sacred covenants. Lesson is in full color and includes an outline and visuals. Just print, cut, and use!
A ready-to-print FHE lesson designed to teach your family about making and keeping sacred covenants. Lesson is in full color and includes an outline and visuals. Just print, cut, and use!

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Published by: Lara Goold on Aug 16, 2010
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Making and Keeping Sacred CovenantsFHE Lesson
by Alex Bates, Digitized and adapted by Lara Goold
Materials needed/Preparation:
Scriptures. Familiarize yourself with the story of CaptainMoroni (summary included) so you can retell it in your own words.
The purpose of this lesson is to teach children to make and keep sacredcovenants.
“Behold, whosoever will maintain this title upon the land, let them come forth inthe strength of the Lord, and enter into a covenant that they will maintain theirrights, and their religion, that the Lord God may bless them.”
  Alma 46:20Opening song(s) and prayer:
“Dare to Do Right,
Children’s Songbook, page 158
Choose the Right Way 
,” Children’s Songbook, page 160
that we must prepare to make covenants with Heavenly Father. Wehave made or are going to make a Baptismal Covenant, which we renew when wepartake of the sacrament. We should also start preparing now to go to the templeand make covenants with the Lord. In order to be worthy we must keep very high standards. Not all of our friends will have these same standards. WhenCaptain Moroni wanted to remind his army for what they were fighting for andthe values and standards they held, he made a banner to show his army.
Read or retell the story of Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty 
: summary and picture included
Standard of Liberty Activity—
Explain that we are going to make a “Standard of Liberty” to help remind us of the high standards Heavenly Father has asked us tokeep. Display the Standard of Liberty. Allow the children to take turns picking one of the different illustrations demonstrating the high standards they will needto live in order to be worthy to make sacred covenants with the Lord. As youexplain the covenants, attach the pieces to the banner until it is completed.Standards include:* Remember your baptismal covenant and listen to the Holy Ghost* Be honest with Heavenly Father, others, and yourself 
* Seek good friends and be kind to others* Dress modestly to show respect for Heavenly Father and yourself * Read and watch things that are pleasing to Heavenly Father.* Listen to good music* Use the names of Heavenly Father and Jesus reverently. Do not swear or usecrude words.* Keep your mind and body sacred and pure. Do not partake of things that areharmful to you.* Feel close to Heavenly Father on the Sabbath.* Make correct choices and repent when mistakes are made.* Live so that you can go to the temple and serve a mission. Follow Heavenly Father’s plan.* Keep the Word of Wisdom, so your body can be healthy.
the children if they have any questions.
Bear your testimony 
about the importance of making and keeping sacredcovenants. If possible, share a story about how your life has been blessed by keeping a covenant.
Closing song:
“The Still Small Voice,
Children’s Songbook, page 106
Nephi’s Courage 
,” Children’s Songbook, page 120
 Closing Prayer 
See below for a yummy recipe
: Based on the ages and attention spans of your children, choose one or more of the following enrichment activities to enhance the message of the lesson.Enrichment activities do not necessarily need to be completed on the same nightas the lesson. We often use them as reinforcement/reminders during the week.
Family Title of Liberty 
Print another of the blank standard of Liberty’sincluded and make your own family Title of Liberty, including things that makes your family unique—special traditions or characteristics. Have each family member design and draw a part of it.
 Title of Liberty “Turtle” Cupcakes
1 pkg. (21.5-oz.) brownie mix plus ingredients to prepare mix
1/2 cup chopped pecans (we only had walnuts)
1 cup prepared or homemade chocolate frosting
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted (we used walnuts)
1 -2 Tbs. whipping cream
 Preheat oven to 350°. Line muffin pan cups with paper baking cups.Prepare brownie batter as directed on package. Stir in chopped pecans.Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full. Bake 18 minutes or until toothpickinserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes. Remove cupcakesto racks; cool completely.Spread frosting over cooled cupcakes; top with toasted pecans.Combine caramels and 1 tbs. cream in small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat untilcaramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Add additional cream if necessary to thinmixture.Spoon caramel decoratively over cupcakes. Store at room temperature up to 24 hours orcover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Makes about 24 cupcakes (or 54 mini cupcakes). Top with mini flags to help you remember the high standards we keep. Enjoy!

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