Tuesday, December 7, 2010

12 days of scripture

12 Days of Scripture

I came across this while going through some files…decided to share.

1. Christ is the Light
Read John 1:1-14 after lighting a candle. Show a picture of Christ behind the lighted candle. Discuss how He is the light of the world.
2. Christ is Love
Read John 13:34, 35. Christmas is the season of love. How can your family show love to each other and to your friends. Choose one way your family will show love to each other.
3. Christ Gave Great Service
Read Luke 7:22, 3 Nephi 17:9-10, Luke 7:11-16.  From these scriptures how did Jesus render service? As a family, pick someone that you could give service to.
4. The Humility of Christ
Read Matthew 18:3, 4 & Mosiah 3:18-19.  Christ exercised humility His entire life. To become like Him, we must become humble. Sing-Away in A Manger.
5. Christ, Our Example
Read 3 Nephi 27:27, John 13:15, 2 Nephi 31:16, Helaman 3:29.  Since Christ was our great example, what one thing can we do this Christmas to be more like Christ?
6. Christ, the Worthy One
Read John 14:6, 2 Nephi 25:26.  Discuss why Christ is so important to us, especially at Christmas time. Think of one gift of yourself you can give.
7. Christ, the Redeemer of Mankind
Read Mosiah 16:15, Alma 5:27.  Read or tell the story of Lazarus from John 11:1-44. Christ came to heal the physical body as well as the spiritual.
8. Christ, is the Good Shepherd
Read 1 Nephi 22:25, Mosiah 26:21, Hebrews 13:20.  Read or tell the story of the lost sheep (Luke 15:4-7) A good shepherd cares for all his sheep. How did Christ do this? How can the attitude of caring for others make your Christmas more special?
9. Christ Suffered for Us
Read D&C 19:15-19, Matt 26:31, Matt 27:1-50.  Show pictures of Christ from the FHE manual on pgs 150-152. Express your feelings on how we can be free from our sins through repentance because of Christ's gift to us.
10. Christ is a Friend to All
Read 3 Nephi 17, 25.  Christ especially loved the little children. He also spent His time with the poor, sick and meek. How can your family be better friends to those around you?  Do something special for a neighbor.
11. Christ the Savior
Read 3 Nephi 1:9-14, D&C 122:5-9.  Christ ministered to both continents while He was upon the earth. He is the Savior for all mankind. He can understand and help each one of our problems. We can communicate with Him through prayer. Reflect on your blessings of the past year. Sing Silent Night.

12.  Christ, the Supreme Gift to All
Read Luke 2:1-7  Christ is the greatest gift ever given to mankind.  How can we be more generous and charitable to others?  Follow the Golden Rule - Do Unto others as you would have others do unto you...all year long.

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