Monday, August 16, 2010

Family Home Evening - Scripture Chase

Okay, so sometimes Monday comes around and because of this and that and the other, it becomes necessary to go off the cuff.

So tonight, because this mother had a full day and my husband got home a little later than usual, we opted to do one of our fall-back favorites – Scripture Chase!

So between my husband and I, we tested the memory and the knowledge of our children, which invited gospel discussion and family conversation.

When all was said and done, we had a LOT of fun!

Here are some of the scripture chase questions. Some they had to answer prior to finding the reference. We also had to give clues on some.

1. “I Nephi, having been born of goodly parents.”
2. In the Book of Mormon: Where can you find the tree of life?
     a. What does the tree represent?
     b. What does the fruit represent?
     c. What does the Iron Rod represent?
     d. What does the building represent?
     e. What does the path represent?
     f. What do the mists of darkness represent?
3. In the New Testament: What in what areas did the Savior progress as a young man?
4. “They put to death every Nephite who will deny the Christ. . . And I, Moroni, will not deny the Christ.”
5. “Teach them to love one another and serve one another.”
6. “Stand as witnesses of God at all times, in all things and in all places.”
7. Where in the Doctrine and Covenants can you find the responsibilities of the priesthood outlined?

This is what I learned during our Scripture Chase Family Home Evening - the more our children take time to participate in family scriptures and their daily personal scripture study, they are becoming very good about knowing where in the scriptures to find the things we are learning together!

I am reminded that there are promises attached to reading scriptures as a family! One of my favorites is from President Marion G. Romney:
“I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from the Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence will increase; mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. The spirit of contention will depart. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity—the pure love of Christ—will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness” (Ensign, May 1980, p. 67).
I’d love to hear how you share the scriptures in your family!

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! Right now we just read a page a day in the Scripture Readers from the Distribution Center. At least the habit is getting started, right?