The Lord Labors with us-come follow me Lesson helps for week 11. These lesson helps include free printable’s and activities for families, primary and Sunday school.
Week 12 Main Ideas- The Lord Labors with us
Each week I like to begin by introducing the main ideas you are being asked to teach. I share these with you to help you know the focus of your lessons and material you will be teaching. I also hope that it will help inspire you to share your own ideas and inspiration.
Main Ideas for Families “The Lord Labors with us” :
- What is an allegory?
- Jesus Christ is the Lord of the vineyard.
- God invites me to help Him gather His children.
- I can stand strong when others challenge my faith.
Main Ideas for Primary “The Lord Labors with us”:
- Missionaries serve Heavenly Father’s children.
- Heavenly Father loves me.
- I can stand up for what I know is true.
Main Ideas for Sunday School “The Lord Labors with us” :
- The Lord invites His servants to labor with Him in His vineyard.
- The Lord remembers His people in love and mercy.
- We can stand strong when others challenge our faith.
- We can trust in God.
Question and Prompt Pages
The first tool I have for you is these questions and prompt pages. I create one for primary and one for Sunday school. These are a simple but hugely helpful tool you can use to teach on Sunday. These are bullet points of all the main ideas turned into actual questions you can ask your class. This will help you lead a meaningful discussion with your class. You will also find that there are important scripture references throughout. These will help you lean on the scriptures as you talk about each of the main ideas in this week’s lesson.
This Weeks Family Activity for “The Lord Labors with us”
The activity I created for families this week is super simple. Even though it is simple its an effective way to personalize the scrptures for every memeber of your family. This activity is inspired by the following CFM prompt:
As you read about the “last time” that the Lord labors in His vineyard, what inspires you and your family to serve the Lord “with your might”? (Jacob 5:71). You could invite family members to personalize verse 75 by adding their names into this verse—for example, “Blessed art thou [name].” Maybe they can share experiences in which they felt joy while serving the Lord of the vineyard, for example through sharing the gospel, serving in the temple, or strengthening Church members. (See also M. Russell Ballard, “Put Your Trust in the Lord,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2013, 43–45.
I have created a printable of Jacob 5:75 with blanks for your family to write their own name in. In addition you can talk about experiences where you have felt joy while you have “labored in the vineyard”.
Simply print one out for every member of your family to personalize Jacob 5:75
Primary Activity for Come follow me March 16-22
This week as you teach your class you get to talk to them about the allegory of the olive tree. This story has so much symbolism that it may be hard for little kids to understand. Thankfully the come follow me manual had some awesome suggestions for teaching this story. I have simply illustrated the main characters and events to help your class visualize as you teach. In addition you will have a directions print out to have on had to help you remember the main points of “The allegory of the Olive Tree”
This lesson idea was inspired by the following come follow me suggestion:
Read and explain to the children key verses summarizing the allegory of the olive trees, such as Jacob 5:3–4, 28–29, 47, and 70–72, and invite the children to draw pictures of what these verses describe. What do we learn from these verses about how the Lord feels about His people? Ask the children to pretend to take care of an olive tree as you briefly summarize verses 61–71 (they might act out digging, watering, and so on). Invite a few children to read Jacob 5:11, 41, 47, and 72, looking for things that show how much the Lord of the vineyard (Jesus Christ) cared about the trees. What does the Savior do to show He cares about us? The video “Old Testament Olive Vineyard” (ChurchofJesusChrist.org) can help with this activity.
Sunday School Work Pages for Come Follow ME Lesson ” The Lord Labors with us”
Each week I like to create a simple set of work pages for older Sunday school aged kids. These focus on one main idea that you have been asked to teach this week. The main idea I wanted to focus on for week 12 is:
The Lord Invites his servants to labor with him in his vinyard:
These work pages will help you teach your class what the lord has asked each of us to do as we labor with him in the vineyard. You will get to read scripture verses that support this main idea and go through a series of discussion questions as a class. You have the work pages so that the members of your class can write down their answers and have some time to think about them before you open it up for discussion. Doing this can really help you dive deep into the meaning of this idea.
I hope you enjoyed the lesson ideas I have provided for you today! Please share how your lessons go in the comment section! I love to hear!
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