The Power of God Unto Salvation- Come Follow Me Primary lesson helps! This lesson plan includes fun activities, coloring pages, and interactive ways to share the following New Testament stories and ideas:
- I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
- Do not judge
- The fall and the atonement of Christ
- We can become renewed through Baptism
The Power of God Unto Salvation-Lesson Objectives in Come Follow Me:
To get us started I want to share each of this weeks lesson objectives. These are simply the bold headings in your Come Follow Me Manual. I always think it helps to know them right from the beginning. It will help you know what you are being asked to teach. I hope it will also help prompt you to share these objectives in your own way with your unique perspective.
Here are this weeks “The Power of God Unto Salvation” lesson Objectives:
- I can show my faith in Jesus Christ by following Him.
- Being baptized is like becoming a new person.
- We all need Jesus Christ in order to be forgiven of our sins.
Lesson Outline Questions and Prompts-The Power of God Unto Salvation
Next you may have guessed is this weeks question and prompt page. This is a really simple outline that breaks down all of the lesson objectives I just shared above. These are actual questions and prompts you can ask your class. They will guide you through each story covered this week in the New Testament. They will also help facilitate meaningful conversation with your class and keep them engaged.
Lesson Idea #1- Romans in the New Testament
The First lesson Idea I have for you is a fun little map of Europe pin pointing Rome. This idea is from the following suggestion in CFM:
Ask a child to find Rome on a map. Help the children understand that over the next few weeks, they will learn from letters Paul wrote to Church members in various places, beginning with his letter to the Romans.
I made these little maps of Rome small you can hand one to each of your kids to look at as you talk about Pauls letters.
Lesson Idea #2-The Just shall live by faith
The second idea I have for you this week is a scripture memorization activity. The CFM manual often suggests memorizing certain scriptures. This week the suggestion is:
Invite a child to read aloud Romans 1:17, and ask the other children to listen for a word that is repeated. What does it mean to “live by faith”? Help the children find a definition of faith in a resource such as Guide to the Scriptures, “Faith,” scriptures.lds.org. How would our lives be different if we did not have faith in Jesus Christ?
Instead of having to write the text on the board I created little boxes for each word you can slowly add or remove them as you practice learning this scripture. You could also put them in an envelope and give a set to each member of your class. This way they can share them at home.
Lesson Idea #3-I am Not Ashamed of the gospel
The third lesson idea I have this week is going help you teach the principle: I am not ashamed of the gospel. This goes with the objective: ” I can show my faith in Jesus Christ by following him”
I created a simple printable you can turn into a badge, magnet or necklace. The kids in your class can proudly display this as they declare they are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ
Lesson Idea #4- Baptism is Like Becoming a New Person
First of all I just love this thought! That baptism is like becoming a new person! I got this lesson idea from the following CFM prompt:
Paul taught that baptism symbolizes the death and Resurrection of Christ. It also symbolizes the “death” of our sinful selves and being raised up to “walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). We renew our commitment to walk in newness of life every time we partake of the sacrament.
I created a simple coloring page you can use two ways. One is pre colored to just display as you talk about this lesson objective. The second is an coloring page version for your class to fill in themselves. As your class colors you might consider covering the following verses: Romans 6:3–6.
Conclsion: The Power of God Unto Salvation
I hope that