Family Home Evening Outline for: I Will Remember my Baptismal Covenant and Listen to the Holy Ghost.
Welcome everyone to Family Night
Sing: "The Holy Ghost" Children's Songbook pg. 105
Have a member of the family member say the prayer
Discuss any family business
Scripture: Articles of Faith #4 "We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost" Try to have everyone memorize it. (Ideas of how to memorize Articles of Faith and other scriptures: Write the words out on a board. Repeat the Article of Faith. Then erase a couple words, continue saying the Article of Faith and erasing words until all of the words are erased and everyone can repeat it. You could also print it out on paper, cut it apart and take a way a couple words. Works the same way as erasing.)
When we are baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we make special covenants with our Heavenly Father.
We promise or covenant with him:
- That we will become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- We will be called his son or daughter.
- We will help others.
- We will testify of Christ and set a good example at all times.
- We will serve God and keep his commandments.
If we keep our baptismal covenants then Heavenly Father promises to:
- Forgive our sins.
- Give us the companionship of the Holy Ghost
- Permit us to enter the Celestial Kingdom to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus.
Use the stick printable. Put the two sticks together and have the word covenant in the middle holding them together. Explain that when we keep our promise then Heavenly Father has to keep his, he is bound by the covenant. But if we break our promise then Heavenly Father does not need to keep his. Because the covenant will be broken. Take away the covenant word strip and show the two sticks broken apart.
Heavenly Father loves us so much that he has given us some special helps. After we are baptized a worthy Melchizedek priesthood holder confirms us a member of the church and gives us the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost will be with us to warn us of dangers, to helps us make the right decisions, and confirm the truthfulness of the gospel to us. Sometimes it is just a feeling we get. We can feel really warm inside, sometimes getting emotional when the spirit is testifying the truth to us. And sometimes we get a very bad feeling when it is something that we should not do. We need to choose to listen to the Holy Ghost.
Heavenly Father has also given us the sacrament to partake of each week. This is when we can renew our baptismal covenants. It is so important to attend sacrament meeting each week. It is the most important part of our meetings, because we renew our covenants with our Heavenly Father. We need to always remember the promises we have made to our Heavenly Father.
Closing thoughts and testimonies.
Treat (Covenant pretzel sticks)
Take two pretzel sticks, insert the end of each stick into opposite sides of the marshmallow (Use Big marshmallows, not the small ones). The sticks are like us and Heavenly Father and the marshmallow is like the covenant we make that binds us together. If you want to make them tastier you can dip them in chocolate. While chocolate is still wet you can sprinkle them with sprinkles or cinnamon sugar would be yummy if you dip them in white chocolate.