“Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.”
Jesus was approached by a rich young man asking “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He told Jesus that he had kept all of the commandments from his youth. Jesus lovingly told him that there was only one thing he lacked, he should sell all that he had and follow Him. The proud young man was sorrowful, and went away.
Jesus asks all of us to come and follow Him. We can do this by keeping His commandments. It doesn’t matter if we are rich, poor, old, or young, Jesus gives us all the opportunity to repent and turn to Him. Sometimes, like the rich young man, we may be prompted to do something to be better. Let us put our trust in God and try to follow Jesus Christ a little better each day.
“To follow Christ is to become more like Him. It is to learn from His character. As spirit children of our Heavenly Father, we do have the potential to incorporate Christlike attributes into our life and character. This process is very complex and very simple at the same time–Ancient and modern prophets described it with three words: ‘Keep the commandments’—nothing more, nothing less.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Teach children ways that they can follow Jesus Christ, and of the "treasures" they can receive if they do!
These yummy cookies are shaped like footprints to remind us to follow Jesus Christ.
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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