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52 Weeks of New Testament Activities: Weeks 5-8

Week 5 Jesus Christ’s Mission

Matthew 4; Luke 4-5 “The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me”

Song: “Come, Follow Me” or “I Will Follow God’s Plan” or “I Will Walk With Jesus

Church Videos:
Jesus Declares He Is the Messiah
Jesus Is Tempted
Angry People in Nazareth
I Want to Follow Jesus
Who Is Jesus? A Bible Story for Children
Fishers of Men: A Bible Story for Children

More Videos:
I Will Make You Fishers of Men from Latter Day Kids
I Will Lead You Along- A Story About Following Jesus Christ from Latter Day Kids

Friend Stories:
Following Jesus in Sweden from The Friend magazine
Following Jesus Together from The Friend magazine (kids share examples of ways they follow Jesus)
Follow the Leader Come, Follow Me Activity

Stuff from the Manual:
Matthew 4:1–2Luke 4:1–2.What insights can we gain from this account about the power of fasting? To help your family learn about fasting, you might use “Fasting and Fast Offerings” in Gospel Topics (topics.ChurchofJesusChrist.org). Family members could share experiences they have had with fasting. Perhaps you could prayerfully make plans to fast together for a specific purpose.

Luke 4:16–21. Do we know anyone who is brokenhearted or who needs to be “set at liberty”? (Luke 4:18). How can we help others receive the Savior’s healing and deliverance? You might also discuss how performing temple ordinances helps bring “deliverance to the captives” (Luke 4:18).
We plan on talking about how one way to follow Christ is to help others, such as the brokenhearted. Then we’ll put together little note/treat packages to send to others we know. (Tie this into being “fishers of men”)

As you read Matthew 4:1–11 and Luke 4:1–13, what do you learn that can help you when you face temptations? You could organize your thoughts in a table like this one:

More Stuff:
How to Draw Jesus Christ

Treat: Swedish Fish/Goldfish crackers to put in the boats from 52 Weeks of New Testament Activities.

Survivingateacherssalary and Catholic Icing also have fun ideas that could go along with this lesson (click on pictures below to go to their instructions).

Week 6 Water Musical Envelopes

John 2-4 “Ye Must Be Born Again”

Song: “God’s Love” or “He Sent His Son

Church Videos:
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
Jesus Teaches a Samaritan Woman
Jesus Teaches of Being Born Again
Jesus Turns Water Into Wine

Friend/Church Stories:
The Wedding in Cana
The Woman at the Well

Treat: Follow instructions from Easy Breezy Sunday School to use Kool-Aid drops to act out the wine miracle.

Week 7 Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Matthew 5; Luke 6 “Blessed Are Ye”

Song: “Shine On

Church Videos:
Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes
Sermon on the Mount: The Higher Law
The Goal: A Story of Faith, Friendship, and Forgiveness (7-minute cartoon)
Sophia Stands for Right (6-minute cartoon)

Activities from The Friend:
Scripture Toss Activity
Sermon on the Mount Booklet

More Stuff:
Blessed by the Beatitudes Come, Follow Me Family Fun activity in The Liahona magazine (scroll down to see activity)
A Tale of Two Trucks: A Story About Resolving Contention from Latter Day Kids
Peacemaker Cookies: A Recipe for Being a Peacemaker from Latter Day Kids
Peacemaker Stories and Resources from The Friend
How to Draw a City on a Hill (Matthew 5:14)

Read Matthew 5:13. Does salt make popcorn better or worse? What other ingredients could be added to popcorn to make it yummy? Would we want to add dirt to it? Or would we rather add sugar/good ingredients? While we’re on Earth, would we rather add good/nice things by the way we treat people or bad/yucky things? Put caramel popcorn ingredients in for each good thing the kids can think of for ways to be kind to others and make the world a better place. Is the popcorn better when you add good ingredients? Is the Earth
better when we do good things? What can we do to make the world a better place (How can
we be like the salt/good ingredients of the Earth)? How can Jesus Christ help us do good things?

Week 8 A Strong Foundation

Matthew 6-7; Luke 3 “He Taught Them As One Having Authority”

Song:The Wise Man and the Foolish Man

Church Videos:
Sermon on the Mount: The Lord’s Prayer
Sermon on the Mount: Treasures in Heaven
Jesus Teaches About Prayer
Suggestion from the CFM manual: One way to learn from Matthew 6–7 as a family is to watch the videos “Sermon on the Mount: The Lord’s Prayer” and “Sermon on the Mount: Treasures in Heaven” (ChurchofJesusChrist.org). Family members could follow along in their scriptures and pause the videos whenever they hear something they want to discuss. This activity could span several days, if needed.

More Videos and Resources:
The Wise Alligator from Latter Day Kids
Wise Man and Foolish Man with Popsicle Sticks
The Golden Rule from Latter Day Kids

Friend Resources:
The Wise Man and The Foolish Man Scripture Figures

Treat: Follow directions from Almost Unschoolers to make a “Foolish House Snack.”

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