Monday, December 17, 2012

growing faith

we had a really wonderful lesson in church on sunday.   i asked if i could take a picture before she took it down so i could use it for family home evening.   she gave me the whole thing!    score for mom's fhe lesson!

it's obviously in german so i'll translate as best as i can.   i think you can figure out the gist of it with the pictures and scripture references too though.   this is a great planting the garden lesson too.

our teacher started out with a quick skit where she asked a farmer what kind of crops he had.    he told her a bout a wonderful crop that could be used for all sorts of things.   making plastic, eating, yada, yada.  . . the soy bean.   Here are few references for soybean uses - north carolina soybean counselhistory and uses of the soybeanamerican soybean council.

obviously, the fruits of faith far exceed the uses of a soy bean but it's a great example.   you could take the lesson that direction as well.   what are the many "uses"or fruits of faith?   peace, guidance, forgiveness, strength. faith scripture references
alma chapter 32  
5 Schritte zu einem festen Glauben - 5 steps to a firm belief or faith

Maßnahme - actions, operations, things to do

 27 But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than adesire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.

this is the flowr pot.   give the gospel a place.   how do you do that?   by giving it time for prayer, scripture study, family home evening,