2nd Article of Faith

13 Weeks of FHE - 13 Articles of Faith

2nd Article of Faith

We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.

For this weeks lesson, I took several small slips of paper and wrote different naughty things that the kids have done in the past, and put them in a glass bowl. I then had the 3 kids try to recite the 1st Article of Faith.  They all did pretty good. I had 7-year old Mikey read this Article of Faith.  I asked the kids if they knew what a transgression was.  Mikey knew it was when Adam partook of the forbidden fruit, but wasn’t sure what a transgression was.  I explained that a transgression is when we don’t do what Heavenly Father & Jesus want us to, when we make a naughty choice.  So, Adam’s transgression was when he didn’t do what Heavenly Father wanted and partook of the forbidden fruit.  We aren’t going to get in trouble, I explained, for the naughty choices that Adam, or anyone else, makes, just what we do.  I then took the glass bowl out.  I had each of the 3 kids and Amanda take a slip out, as did I.  Mikey read his strip “talk during the prayer”.  I asked if Hannah should get in trouble if Mikey talks during the prayer.  Mikey thinks for a second, and then said no.  Amanda helped Josh with his strip “get mad at your brother or sister for playing with your toys”.  I asked him if Mikey should get in trouble if Josh gets made that Hannah is playing with his toys.  After thinking for a moment, he said no.  Hannah went next, with Mikey helping her with her paper “teasing Josh”.  I asked her if Mikey should get in trouble when Hannah teases Josh.  Without hesitation, she said “No”.  Amanda and I read ours and the kids wanted to do more.  I had done many of them so we could do several rounds.  The kids found it very funny when I asked them if someone else should get in trouble when they make a naughty choice.  And each time, they said no, the other person shouldn’t get in trouble.  I liken it back to the 2nd Article of Faith.  No one else will get in trouble for what we do, only we will.  We all practiced saying the 2nd Article of Faith a couple of times.  We then had a nice treat.

(Thanks Sugardoodle for the idea)

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13 Weeks of FHE / 13 Articles of Faith

1st Article of Faith

13 Weeks of FHE - 13 Articles of Faith

1st Article of Faith

We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

For this Article of Faith, I had a candle and a lighter.  I had Mikey (my 7-year old) read the 1st Article of Faith.  I lite the candle.  As the kids (and Wife) watched, we talked about the Godhead has three distinct parts.  The candle can represent Heavenly Father.  The flame can represent Jesus Christ, the light of the world.  The oxygen needed for the flame to burn can represent the Holy Ghost, whom we cannot see.  We can see only the effect he has in our lives and the lives of others.  The kids practiced saying the 1st Article of Faith a couple of times.  We then played a game of their choosing.

(Thanks Sugardoodle for the idea)

This is the first post in the Mike’s World News series
13 Weeks of FHE / 13 Articles of Faith

13 Weeks of FHE / 13 Articles of Faith

13 Weeks of FHE - 13 Articles of Faith

13 Weeks of FHE
13 Articles of Faith

Family Home Evening is set aside by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as each Monday.  Mormon Families use this time for games, spiritual lessons, a treat, or other wholesome activities.  My family strives to do this, but falls short.  I have decided that we would really strive for 13-weeks to do Family Home Evening each week.  During this time, we would cover the 13 Articles of Faith.  My children are 7, 5, and 3 years old.  It’s a bit hard to get something that keeps all of their attentions.  I am going to do one post each week on these Family Home Evening ideas, in hopes that others will be inspired to spend time together in their families.

Articles on each of the 13 Weeks of FHE: 13 Articles of Faith
The First Article of Faith
The Second Article of Faith
The Third Article of Faith  /  The Third Article of Faith Review
The Fourth Article of Faith
The Fifth Article of Faith
The Sixth Article of Faith
The Seventh Article of Faith
The Eighth Article of Faith
The Ninth Article of Faith
The Tenth Article of Faith
The Eleventh Article of Faith
The Twelfth Article of Faith
The Thirteen Article of Faith

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