DOCTRINE & COVENANTS 2021

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Forgive One Another

Reinforces this week’s “Come Follow Me” study: Doctrine & Covenants 64-66
“The Lord Requireth the Heart and a Willing Mind”

Scripture:

Doctrine and Covenants 64:10

“I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men.”

Song:

Help Me, Dear Father Children’s Songbook page 99

Lesson:

In section 64, the Lord reminded the Saints that they should forgive one another. We all make mistakes and sin. The Lord says that “he who forgiveth not his brother…there remaineth in him the greater sin.” It’s important to leave judgement to God and try our best to forgive others. The Lord promises to forgive us if we repent. 

The Lord also tells the Saints to “not be weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work.” It would have been difficult for the early Saints to imagine how the Church would grow and how the Lord would fulfill his promises. Many things they were asked to do didn’t make sense to them at the time. But looking back, we can see how the Lord guided the Saints to do what was best. The Lord also guides us, and even though we may not understand the reasons, the things He asks us to do help us and others.

Quote:

“In the everyday circumstances of life, you will surely be wronged by other people—sometimes innocently and sometimes intentionally. It is easy to become bitter or angry or vengeful in such situations, but this is not the Lord’s way. He set the perfect example of forgiveness when He was on the cross. Referring to the Roman soldiers who had crucified Him, He prayed, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’ (Luke 23:34; see footnote c).” True to the Faith, Forgiveness, Pgs. 71-72   

Q&A:

  • Why is it important to forgive others?
  • How do you feel when you are forgiven?
  • How do you feel when you forgive someone who has hurt you?

Activity idea:

Forgiveness Puzzle


Your family will learn about endless forgiveness while doing this fun puzzle activity that emphasizes Jesus Christ's teachings to His apostles about forgiveness.

Treat idea:

Flash Card Forgiveness Cookies


These fun Flash Card “FORGIVENESS” Cookies are sweet and soft, but not as sweet as the feeling you get when you soften your heart and forgive others.

These lessons are perfect for: Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, to recap the following Sunday or to enhance your family scripture study.

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