Teachings of the Prophet

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FHE Scripture

Scripture

D&C 21:4-5

4 Wherefore, meaning the church, thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you as he receiveth them, walking in all holiness before me;

5 For his word ye shall receive, as if from mine own mouth, in all patience and faith.

FHE Lesson Hymn

Hymn

I’m Trying to be Like Jesus – Primary Songbook #78 or Do What is Right – Hymn #237

I’m Trying to be Like Jesus

1. I’m trying to be like Jesus;
I’m following in his ways.
I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say.
At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice,
But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers,

2. I’m trying to love my neighbor;
I’m learning to serve my friends.
I watch for the day of gladness when Jesus will come again.
I try to remember the lessons he taught.
Then the Holy Spirit enters into my thoughts, saying:

Chorus
“Love one another as Jesus loves you.
Try to show kindness in all that you do.
Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,
For these are the things Jesus taught.”

Do What is Right

1. Do what is right; the day-dawn is breaking,
Hailing a future of freedom and light.
Angels above us are silent notes taking
Of ev’ry action; then do what is right!

[Chorus]
Do what is right; let the consequence follow.
Battle for freedom in spirit and might;
And with stout hearts look ye forth till tomorrow.
God will protect you; then do what is right!

2. Do what is right; the shackles are falling.
Chains of the bondsmen no longer are bright;
Lightened by hope, soon they’ll cease to be galling.
Truth goeth onward; then do what is right!

3. Do what is right; be faithful and fearless.
Onward, press onward, the goal is in sight.
Eyes that are wet now, ere long will be tearless.
Blessings await you in doing what’s right!

FHE Lesson

Lesson

*For Younger Children* Watch the Mormon Messages Video “Pass It On”. Discuss the teachings of President Thomas S. Monson that are learned from this video. Testify of the importance of following the counsel of our modern day Prophet.

Watch the Mormon Messages video “Pass it On”. This video shows how children around the world have taken President Thomas S. Monson’s counsel to find a way to serve others.

After watching the video, discuss the following questions.

  • What did President Monson challenge primary children do do?
  • How did one young girl show service to a family in her ward?
  • In the video, what happened when one child showed service to another child?
  • How can you show service to other people?

Testify of the importance of following the counsel of our modern day Prophet.

*For Teenagers or Adults* Watch the Mormon Messages Video “Dare to Stand Alone”. Discuss the teachings of President Thomas S. Monson that are learned from this video. Testify of the importance of following the counsel of our modern day Prophet.

Watch the Mormon Messages video “Dare to Stand Alone”. In this video, President Thomas S. Monson shares an experience he had in the Navy when he had to stand alone and reminds us that “we are never alone when we stand with our Father in Heaven.”

After watching the video, discuss the following questions

  • What did President Monson experience in the Navy on the day they were instructed to go to church?
  • How did President Monson react when the Mormons were not instructed to go anywhere? How did he feel?
  • Was he really alone?
  • Discuss some of the examples shown in the video of how youth dared to stand alone.
  • What does President Monson teach about standing alone?
  • In what ways can you “Dare to Stand Alone” in your own lives?

Testify of the importance of following the counsel of our modern day Prophet.

FHE Treat

Treat

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup & Chocolate Cheesecake Bars and Lemon Triangles

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup & Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients:

7 whole Graham Crackers, Broken Into 1-inch Pieces
6 Tablespoons (3/4 Stick) Unsalted Butter, Melted And Cooled
3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
⅛ teaspoons Salt
2 packages (8 Oz. Each) Cream Cheese, Softened
⅔ cups Granulated Sugar
2 whole Large Eggs
¼ cups Sour Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
12 whole (0.75 Oz Each) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Divided, Cut Into 6 Pieces Each
2 ounces, weight Bittersweet Chocolate, Chopped

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Prepare an 8-inch square baking pan by lining the pan with aluminum foil, leaving 3-4 inches of foil draping over the sides of the pan.

The crust:

Place graham crackers into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the crackers form fine crumbs, about 30 seconds. To the crumbs, add butter, brown sugar, flour, and salt. Pulse until the ingredients are fully combined. Using the bottom of a measuring cup or your fingers, press the crumbs into the bottom of the prepared pan.

Bake until the crust is beginning to brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Let the crust cool on a cooling rack for about 30 minutes.

The filling:

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is very smooth, about 3 minutes. Scrape the beaters and sides of bowl frequently. Gradually beat in granulated sugar until the mixture is combined, about 1 minute. Beat in eggs, one a time, making sure that each is fully incorporated. Beat in sour cream and vanilla extract until fully combined, about 30 seconds.

Unwrap and cut 9 Reese’s peanut butter cups (0.75 ounce each) into 6 pieces. Gently fold into the cream cheese mixture. Scrape the cream cheese mixture into the baking pan, over the top of the cooled crust. Spread evenly.

Bake until the edges are set but the middle still jiggles slightly when the pan is shaken slightly, about 35 to 40 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking.

Place the pan on a cooling rack and allow the bars to cool for 2 hours. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, and up to 24 hours.

Using the overhanging foil, lift the bars from the pan. Gently remove the foil and cut into 16 bars.

Place bittersweet chocolate in a small bowl. Microwave on 50% power until melted, stirring every 15 seconds. Drizzle the chocolate over the bars, top each with a small chunk of a Reese’s peanut butter cup and serve.

Lemon Triangles

Ingredients:

FOR THE CRUST:
1-¾ cup Flour
⅔ cups Powdered Sugar
¼ cups Cornstarch
¾ teaspoons Salt
1-½ stick Unsalted Butter

FOR THE FILLING:
6 whole Eggs, Room Temperature
3 cups Sugar
2 whole Lemons, Zested
1 cup Lemon Juice (from About 7 Lemons)
1 cup Flour
Powdered Sugar, For Dusting

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly butter a 13 x 9 inch baking sheet and line with parchment paper, allowing the paper to come up the sides of the pan.

Pulse the flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch and salt in a food processor. Slice the butter into 1-inch pieces. Add the butter to the processor and process to blend, about 8 to 10 seconds, and then pulse until the mixture is pale yellow and resembles coarse meal, about three 1-second bursts. Sprinkle the mixture into the lined pan and press firmly with your fingers to form an even, 1/4-inch layer over the entire pan bottom. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, and bake for about 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and flour. Pour over the warm crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the filling is set. Let cool to room temperature (or refrigerate overnight in the pan). Using the parchment to pull it out of the pan, transfer to a cutting board and peel the paper down. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut into 20 squares. Then cut each square diagonally to form 40 triangles. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

(Recipes taken from www.TastyKitchen.com )

FHE Game / Activity

Activity

1- Play your family’s favorite card game!

2- As a family, come up with a service project. It can even be something small like simply visiting another family in your ward!

 

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