…for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
There was a man who asked Jesus’s disciples if they could heal his son. They tried, but were unable to heal the boy. Later, the man came to Jesus, saying, “if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.” (Mark 9:22)
Jesus said to the man, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”
The man cried out, “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”
Jesus, seeing that the man had a desire to believe, was able to heal the boy. Jesus’s disciples wondered why they had not been able to heal the boy. Jesus told them, “Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” (Matthew 17:20)
A mustard seed is a small seed, but it can grow into a tree. Our faith may start out very small, but it can grow too. We may not see actual mountains move, but we can see miracles in our lives when we believe in Jesus Christ.
“The gift of faith at times takes the form of miraculous healings of body and mind. However, faith is usually expressed in the simple trust and calm assurance that God will provide.” Thomas S. Monson
What is Faith?
Why is it important to have faith in Jesus Christ?
How does our faith grow and strengthen once we trust and believe in Christ?
How can our faith in Christ help us through difficult times?
During this faith promoting activity your children will learn — “When you frame your life with faith, you will merit the companionship of the Holy Ghost. You will have ‘a perfect brightness of hope’ (2 Ne. 31:20).” ~Thomas S. Monson
“And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.” (Luke 17:6 )
Your children will love plucking the VEGGIE TREES up by the roots and planting them in this savory SEA DIP! After dipping veggies coat with the sunflower seeds for an extra yummy treat.
These lessons are perfect for Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, or to recap the following Sunday. Or use portions of the lesson throughout the week to enhance your family scripture study.
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