Family Home Evening: Understanding

After a few weeks, welcome back to this week’s family home evening. Family celebrations and vacations sometimes interrupt our family home evening flow, but we are back on track!

Opening Song: Book of Mormon Stories (Can you tell this is a family favorite?)


Scripture: Jacob 4:13

Lesson: UnderstandingFamily home evening understanding

¬†We started off our lesson by reading Matthew 13:13-14. This where Jesus tells the Apostles why he teaches in parables. One of the reasons is that they teach us at the level we’re are at individually. It also warns of hearing without understanding. How do we hear (or read) with understanding?

  • Ponder what we’ve read
  • Read the scriptures repeatedly and regularly

To further explore this level of understanding we discussed the parable of the Widow’s mite. Here’s what we think that parable is about:

  • The amount we give isn’t important, but the amount we sacrifice
  • Everyone can give something
  • Giving isn’t meant to be a show, it should be quiet and unnoticed

As a Sunday School teacher used to say: If so, so what? Now that we’ve analyzed this parable, how do we apply it to ourselves?

  • We only see a part of who a person is
  • We’re all different
  • Don’t judge; try to get to know who a person
  • We don’t know what others know, or understand, or the depth of their testimony

Activity: Taboo

Closing Song


Treat: French Toast Cupcakes

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