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FHE Scripture

Scripture

John 11:25-26

25- Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

26- And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

FHE Lesson Hymn

Hymn

He Died, That We Might Live Again – Primary Songbook #65 or He is Risen! – Hymn #199

He Died, That We Might Live Again

He died that we might live again,
Lord Jesus, our Redeemer true.
He died on Calv’ry’s lonely hill.
His life he gave for me and you.
He rose from the grave on Easter morn,
Our Savior and our King.
He showed his love for all mankind.
For his great love, give thanks and sing.
Rejoice! Rejoice! and sing, sing, sing.

He is Risen!

1. He is risen! He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice.
He has burst his three days’ prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice.
Death is conquered; man is free.
Christ has won the victory.

2. Come with high and holy hymning;
Chant our Lord’s triumphant lay.
Not one darksome cloud is dimming
Yonder glorious morning ray,
Breaking o’er the purple east,
Symbol of our Easter feast.

3. He is risen! He is risen!
He hath opened heaven’s gate.
We are free from sin’s dark prison,
Risen to a holier state.
And a brighter Easter beam
On our longing eyes shall stream.

FHE Lesson

Lesson

*For Younger Children* Explain and discuss what Jesus did for us at Easter time. Talk about the importance of the Atonement. Testify of the Atonement and the true meaning of Easter.

Preparation: Bring a picture of someone you love that has died. Prepare three word strips that say “Suffered for our sins,” “Resurrection,” and “Atonement.”

Explain to your family that Easter is a time when we celebrate some important things that Jesus did for us.

  • What did Jesus do for us at Easter time?
Explain that first he suffered for our sins so that we may be forgiven if we repent. Show the family the wordstrip “Suffered for our sins.” Second, he had the power to live again after he died. We call this the Resurrection. Hold up the wordstrip “Resurrection.” Because Jesus was resurrected, all of the people who have ever lived on the earth will be resurrected too.

Explain that we call these two things that Christ did for us—his suffering for our sins and resurrection—the Atonement. Hold up the wordstrip “Atonement.” Talk about the fact that sin and death are a part of mortal existence. They are part of the experience that we came to this earth to have. But we alone could not overcome the effects of either. For this reason our Heavenly Father planned to provide us with a Savior. Jesus lovingly gave us the gift of the Atonement so that we could return to our Father in Heaven and become like him.

At this time you may enjoy singing “He Died, That We Might Live Again” (Children’s Songbook, p. 65) if you have not already.

Now take out the picture of your loved one, and share with your family your feelings about your loved one and his death.

  • Why do we as a family need the Atonement?

Help your family understand that without the Atonement, it wouldn’t matter how good we tried to be; we would not be able to return to our Heavenly Father or regain our bodies. We would all be lost.

Testify of the Atonement and what it means to you. Testify of the true meaning of Easter.

*For Teenagers or Adults* Read Matthew 26:36-45. Discuss D&C  19:16-18. Watch “None Were With Him” – a powerful Mormon Messages Video on Jesus Christ’s Atonement. Testify the Atonement and the true meaning of Easter.

Read aloud Matthew 26:36–45.

36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place calledaGethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and bpray yonder.

37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, andabegan to be sorrowful and very heavy.

38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is aexceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and bwatch with me.

39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and aprayed, saying, O my bFather, if it be possible, let this ccup pass from me: nevertheless not as I dwill, but as ethou fwilt.

40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them aasleep, and saith unto Peter, What, bcould ye not watch with me one hour?

41 aWatch and bpray, that ye enter not into ctemptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy awill be done.

43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.

44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.

45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is abetrayed into the hands of sinners.

Then read and discuss Doctrine and Covenants 19:16–18.

16 For behold, I, God, have asuffered these things for all, that they might not bsuffer if they would crepent;

17 But if they would not repent they must asuffer even as I;

18 Which asuffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might bnot drink the bitter cup, and shrink—

Watch the following Mormon Messages Video on the Atonement and the true meaning of Easter. Then discuss and share what the Atonement means to each of you, personally.

Testify of the Atonement and what it means to you. Testify of the true meaning of Easter.

 

FHE Treat

Treat

Strawberry Pretzel Squares or 3-Step Mini Cheesecake Baskets

Strawberry Pretzel Squares

Ingredients:

2cups finely crushed pretzels
1/2cup sugar, divided
2/3cup butter or margarine, melted
1-1/2pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2Tbsp. milk
1cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
2cups boiling water
1pkg. (6 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
1-1/2cups cold water
4cups fresh strawberries, sliced

Instructions:

HEAT oven to 350°F.

MIX pretzel crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 13×9-inch pan. Bake 10 min. Cool.

BEAT cream cheese, remaining sugar and milk until blended. Stir in COOL WHIP; spread over crust. Refrigerate.

ADD boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until thickened.

STIR berries into gelatin; spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.

 

3-Step Mini Cheesecake Baskets

Ingredients:

2pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2cup sugar
1/2tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
12 NILLA Wafers
1-1/2cups BAKER’S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, tinted green
36small jelly beans
12pieces shoestring licorice (4 inch each)

Instructions:

HEAT oven to 350°F.

BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; beat just until blended.

PLACE wafer on bottom of each of 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over wafers.

BAKE 20 min. or until centers are almost set. Cool. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Top evenly with coconut and jelly beans just before serving. Bend each licorice piece, then insert both ends into each cheesecake to resemble the handle of a basket. Keep refrigerated.

(Recipes taken from www.KraftRecipes.com)

 

FHE Game / Activity

Activity

 

1- Make Easter Bouquets – (idea taken from the Friend, April 2012 issue – found here)

White Easter lilies remind us of the Resurrection. They are buried in the ground as bulbs. In springtime they bloom as beautiful, sweet-smelling flowers. This reminds us of how Jesus was laid in the tomb and then came forth on Easter morning.

To make your own Easter lilies, you will need white construction paper, a pencil or crayon, scissors, tape, and one yellow and one green pipe cleaner for each lily.

  1. Use the pencil or crayon to trace your hand on the white paper. Cut out the shape.
  2. Roll the handprint into a cone shape, and tape it along the side.
  3. Roll each finger down the outside to form the curls of the bloom.
  4. Cut a three-inch piece of the yellow pipe cleaner and form it into a U shape. Curl the ends to form the center of the lily.
  5. Wrap one end of the green pipe cleaner around the middle of the yellow pipe cleaner.
  6. Place the other end of the green pipe cleaner into the curly end of the lily and pull it through.

Make a whole bouquet for an Easter centerpiece!

2- “Egg” a neighbor’s house

- Instead of using real eggs – use plastic candy filled eggs. Go to your neighbors house and dump candy-filled eggs on their porch and around their front lawn.  Quickly put some eggs in their plants, trees, and on their patio furniture. When you’re done leave them a note that says “You’ve been egged!  Now egg someone else!”  Knock hard on the front door and run! It’s a great way to start the Easter season.” Click here for a free “You’ve Been Egged” sign.

 

Comments (5)

I really like the idea of the “You’ve been egged!” We did change it a little: We got a basket for each family member and picked one family from church and decorated the egg with plastic eggs and grass and put them on their doorsteps. We also are planning to give the Easter lilies to a Sister who invited us over for Sunday PM Conference session. :-)

I am going to egg one of my friend’s houses tonight. I hope that I am not seen.

We actually decided to go visit a girl from young womens who is bed-ridden and play apples to apples, service is the spirit of easter!

What an amazing website! Loved it! Thank you so much for the ideas!!

Cute “egging” idea!

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