#PrinceOfPeace Family Home Evening Lesson

#PrinceOfPeace Family Home Evening Lesson

(Feature photo by Brent Borup, which can be found here – Jesus Christ – The Great Redeemer)

Scripture

Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Song

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

1. I know that my Redeemer lives.
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, he lives, who once was dead.
He lives, my ever-living Head.
He lives to bless me with his love.
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed.
He lives to bless in time of need.

2. He lives to grant me rich supply.
He lives to guide me with his eye.
He lives to comfort me when faint.
He lives to hear my soul’s complaint.
He lives to silence all my fears.
He lives to wipe away my tears.
He lives to calm my troubled heart.
He lives all blessings to impart.

3. He lives, my kind, wise heav’nly Friend.
He lives and loves me to the end.
He lives, and while he lives, I’ll sing.
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
He lives and grants me daily breath.
He lives, and I shall conquer death.
He lives my mansion to prepare.
He lives to bring me safely there.

4. He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
“I know that my Redeemer lives!”
He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
“I know that my Redeemer lives!”

Lesson

*Suitable for All Ages*

Start the lesson by asking: What brings you peace? If the child or children are too little to know what peace means, ask them how they feel when it’s calm and quiet at home.

You may want to use one of our beautiful pictures of Jesus Christ and display it throughout this lesson.

Read aloud: John 16:33

In your own words: Jesus tells us that we can have peace through Him, even if the world is in tribulation and chaos. He is the source of absolute peace. Because Jesus has been called the Prince of Peace in many different scriptures, this year the Church is helping the whole world remember Him and where we can find peace.

Starting on the Sunday one week before Easter, the Church will have stories and videos that help us and other people to find peace and become closer to Jesus. They will teach us about eight principles that we can live by.

Ask everyone to listen carefully to the eight principles and think about how one of them has brought peace to their life.

  • Faith
  • Compassion
  • Forgiveness
  • Repentance
  • Gratitude
  • God’s Word/Scripture
  • Prayer
  • Hope

You too should share a story (preferably a personal one) about how one of these principles helped you become closer to Jesus and feel the peace you found through Him. Then have the others to share their thoughts.

Read aloud: We have also been asked to help share these wonderful messages with others acroos the world. We can help do this by asking ourselves:

  • How does Jesus bring me peace?
  • Who is a great example to me of how to live by one of these eight principles?
  • How can I share these stories with others? Explain that it can be in person or on social media. They should prayerfully ponder this matter.

Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony of Jesus Christ and that He lives. Ask everyone to prepare for the Easter initiative.

Treat

Spring Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies or any crisp rice cereal
  • 1 10-oz bag of your favorite brand of mini marshmallows
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pastel M & M’s or other candies for decoration

Instructions

  1. In a large pan, melt the butter and mini marshmallows together over low heat. Stir frequently, or you can have some little helpers do this for you.
  2. When marshmallows are melted, stir in the vanilla extract, and remove from heat.
  3. Add the cereal, one cup at a time, and stir after each cup is added.
  4. When the cereal is fully mixed with the marshmallows, spoon into a buttered 13×9-inch baking pan.
  5. When the mixture is slightly cool, press in the candies over the top of the cereal.
  6. Refrigerate until firm, and enjoy!

(Courtesy of meatloafandmelodrama.com)

Activity

#PrinceOfPeace Writing Activity

For this activity, you’ll want to give everyone something to write on. Give them 10 or 15 minutes to answer one or both of these questions:

  • How has Jesus Christ brought peace into your life?
  • Who do you know who has been a good example of finding peace in Christ? What have they taught you?

When everyone has finished, ask if anyone is willing to share their answer(s). Talk about how you as a family or individually can share the #PrinceOfPeace stories and videos starting March 31.

#PrinceOfPeace Family Home Evening FHE Lesson