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"Come, Follow Me" FHE: The Light in Your Eyes: Being an Example

by | Oct. 11, 2019

Lesson Helps

This week's FHE lesson topic comes from the Come, Follow Me reading of Philippians and Colossians. Check out this week's Come, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Living for additional resources and suggestions.

Thought

"Each of us came to earth having been given the Light of Christ. As we follow the example of the Savior and live as He lived and as He taught, that light will burn within us and will light the way for others" (Thomas S. Monson “Be an Example and a Light” Ensign or Liahona November 2015).

Scripture

“Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample” (Philippians 3:17).

Story

“I recently recalled a historic meeting in Jerusalem about 17 years ago. It was regarding the lease for the land on which the Brigham Young University’s Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies was later built. Before this lease could be signed, President Ezra Taft Benson and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, then president of Brigham Young University, agreed with the Israeli government on behalf of the Church and the university not to proselyte in Israel. You might wonder why we agreed not to proselyte. We were required to do so in order to get the building permit to build that magnificent building which stands in the historic city of Jerusalem. To our knowledge the Church and BYU have scrupulously and honorably kept that nonproselyting commitment. After the lease had been signed, one of our friends insightfully remarked, “Oh, we know that you are not going to proselyte, but what are you going to do about the light that is in their eyes?” He was referring to our students who were studying in Israel.”

(James E. Faust “The Light in Their Eyes” Ensign or Liahona November 2005)

Lesson

Present a magnifying glass to the family and discuss with them how it works. Let each person use the magnifying glass to view the tiny details of any object.

Explain that as Church members we are often “under a magnifying glass” and our actions are under close inspection by the world. Discuss the importance of setting a good example at all times. We may not know when someone is closely watching us. Brainstorm ways that each family member can be an example in their everyday life. 

(Adapted from: Jennifer Jackson and Beth Lefgren, Objects Lessons Made Easy: Memorable Ideas for Gospel Teaching, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006])

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