Monday, March 12, 2012


Family Home Evening Lesson

Opening Song: Fourth Artile of Faith Children's Songbook #124

Opening Prayer: Child

Scripture: 3 Nephi 9:22

Lesson: Parent

Have a stick. On each end attach the words

Choice   ---------------------------- Consequence

Whatever you choose there is ALWAYS a consequence

Have children pick up stick. Use examples of choices and ask them to pick up the end of the stick that says choice. Now point out that they have also picked up 'consequence'. Whatever we do there is always a consquence, even if we didn't mean to.

What happens if we make bad choices?
If we make bad choices we are also having bad consquences.
If bad choices are sin what do we have to do?


What is repentance?
Saying and Feeling Sorry
Not doing it again
Restitution (if you break something that belongs to someone you replace it)

We need to try hard everyday to make good choices and decisions

From : Repentance is one of the first principles of the gospel and is essential to our temporal and eternal happiness. It is much more than just acknowledging wrongdoings. It is a change of mind and heart that gives us a fresh view about God, about ourselves, and about the world. It includes turning away from sin and turning to God for forgiveness. It is motivated by love for God and the sincere desire to obey His commandments.


Fill a vase/jar with water. 
This is us = Our pure bodies/soul.
Take a drop or two of red dye. This is Sin -Put in vase, watch it spread
Have some bleach (3 tbs) in a little bottle {we used a soy sauce bottle and labeled it REPENTANCE}. Have child drop bleach in vase. The water will start to fade and eventually turn clear again.
(Noticable change in one minute, but 15 mins to be completely clear again)

{Our older children were all like 'its NOT changing very quick' etc etc. We used this opportunity to say that Repentance does NOT happen instantly. It is more than just saying sorry. You ask for forgiveness, you pray, you restore, give back anything you have broken. If you have broken a persons trust or happiness with mean words you have to try to gain the trust back. Repentance is work. IT WILL work over time. Eventually our water lightened and turned completely clear after 15 mins.

Closing Song: I feel my Saviors love Children's Songbook #74

Closing Prayer: Child


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