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2011 - Wk 42: The Plan of Salvation


What You'll Need: scriptures, Plan of Salvation Cut-Outs, GAK 240: Jesus the Christ, coloring page, coloring tools.

You can also choose to download the pdf of LESSON 42 for easy printing. If you download, please leave a comment here on what you like about this lesson.

Scripture: Moses 1:39  - For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.

Opening Song: I Am a Child of God  (PCS#2)


Note: Start by downloading a Plan of Salvation Cut Out pdf file.  You only need to print the page of the chart you intend to use.  Print onto card stock.  Cut out all pieces and become familiar with the layout. I recommend practicing a few times before FHE.

Heavenly Father made a plan for our lives. This plan included before we lived on earth and what will happen after we die.

- Before we were born where did we live?  (with Heavenly Father)

(Lay down Pre-Mortal Life piece. Put grey child there to symbolize our spirit body)

We lived with heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. We were God's spirits without bodies.

(Lay down Birth piece)

When we were born we left Heavenly Father's presence and came to earth as a baby and got a physical body.

(Lay down Earth piece. Lay colored child piece on top of grey piece to show spirit and body joining.)

On earth we would learn the difference between right and wrong and choose for ourselves what we would do. Our Heavenly Father knew that we would make mistakes. But he would send Jesus Christ to help us.

After we die our body stays on earth.

(Lay down Red arrow with tomb. Leave colored child's piece there. Lay down Spirit World piece)

Our Spirit goes to a place with all the other spirits who have passed away.

(Lay down grey child piece)

If we know about Jesus Christ we go to Spirit Paradise. Others who have not heard about Jesus Christ while they were on earth get to learn about Him. 

After we live in the Spirit World, we get judged. At this time we are resurrected and our physical bodies and spirit bodies come together again, but now our physical body is perfect.

(Lay colored child piece on top of spirit again.)

Heavenly Father knows our hearts and the decisions we made while one earth.  We go to one of three Kingdoms.

 (Lay down three kingdoms and arrows)

The very best place to go is the Celestial Kingdom. There we can live with Heavenly Father and our families.  It's goodness is like the brightness of the sun. 

The next place is the Terrestrial Kingdom. It's goodness is like the brightness of the moon.  It's not as good as going to the Celestial Kingdom.

The third place we can go is the Telestial Kingdom.  It's goodness is like the brightness of the stars.  People in the Kingdom are sad because they don't get to see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ every day like those in the Celestial Kingdom.

If we obey the commandments as best we can and follow Jesus Christ and his teachings, we can become baptized, receive the Holy Ghost, attend the Temple and live with Heavenly Father again in the Celestial Kingdom and be happy forever.  And that is what Heavenly Father wants for each of His children. 

God has given us families, scriptures, the gospel and Prophets to help us. These things teach us how to return to Him. We have Family Home Evening because we want our entire family to be able to live together in the Celestial Kingdom some day.

(Show GAK 240: Jesus the Christ)

Heavenly Father knows we will make mistakes so He sent Jesus Christ to help us repent when we make wrong decisions. If we do our best, we can live with Heavenly Father again someday.

Bear your testimony about the plan of salvation and your desire to live with heavenly Father someday with your entire family.Bear testimony that Jesus Christ made it possible by being our Savior.

(For tips on sharing your testimony please click here.)

Practice Song: If you are teaching your family the OCTOBER Song of the Month, go over the words and music with your family.

Activity: Choose from the following activities as they best suit your family.

(click here to download)

I am a Child of God (make arm actions like rocking a baby)
And He has sent me here (point towards the sky - then down to the ground)
Had given me an earthly home (make hands into a roof shape like a housetop)
With parents kind and dear (clasp arms over chest like a hug)
Lead me (hold out right hand palm up
Guide me (hold out left hand palm up
Walk beside me (make walking motions with arms)
Help me find the way (put hand over brow as if searching for something)
Teach me all (hold hands in front of you like an open book
That I must do (point to chest with thumb)
To live with Him someday (point towards Heaven)

47 Way Righteous Comments:

Amanda said...

Thanks for putting this together. It looks like a great lesson!

paigespaulding said...

This is a great lesson and will work so well for my family tonight! Thank you!

Rogers said...

Great Lesson! My little girl will be able to teach this one. Thanks!

jane mckinlay cluff said...

thank you so much. I love that you do it for all the different ages. It has made FHE so much easier to do and you have done it in such a cute way that I want to always do FHE

Susana said...

You don't know what an answered prayer your blog is to me tonight. I have been struggling to find a way to have fun, meaningful FHE, homeschool my four children and get 'daily life' done as well. I've been praying especially for an answer, and your blog truly is it.

Thank you so, so much for all of the time, energy and effort you put into this blog, these amazing FHE lessons and printables and your family! It shows here!

I am so excited!

Marie said...

My family really enjoyed this lesson! I like how you adapted the pictures for different aged children. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I loved these lessons an would also share them in the nursery.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into your blog. You have helped our family to be re-energized in holding family home evenings again. I have shared your link with many friends, and we shared your blog address in our most recent RS newsletter. Thank you again!!

Traci M said...

This is awesome! Thank you so much! My family struggles to come up with FHE ideas for our young kids, but this is perfect! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

Roxanne said...

Thank you SO so much for this website. I know that we need to do FHE each week, and we try very hard to make it happen, but your website really helps it to come together in an organized manner. I especially appreciated that you had 3 different versions of the cutouts to adapt to different family models. Thanks again, I will be a regular reader and sending others your way!

Anonymous said...

LOVED that you offered this in 3 versions for 3 age groups, i didnt print it on card stock and instead placed tape on the back and stuck them on a cookie sheet and this way I could hold up the sheet and they could see. My boys are 3,5,7 and this really helped them see the plan visually so when we talk about returning to live with Him someday, or in the preexistance they have a better idea of what we mean. THanks for all you're hard work I LOVE it, and its seriously an answer to my prayers as a busy mom.

Demarcus Family said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this for others.. I am printing these out for the YW in our ward for their PP.. they are laminating then going home and giving a FHE on this. Thanks for making it so easy for me to serve!!

Tay said...

Awesome! I loved using the diagram with my kids. It really helped my 3-year old focus on what we were teaching and see that our body and spirit were two different things joined together.

Christine D said...

I am always amazed at your lessons. They are simply wonderful....Thank you for taking the time and sharing your talents!

Britta said...

Thanks for the wonderful printable. This blog is amazing and so helpful!

Lindsey said...

Thanks so much, this is an awesome lesson. We used it as one of the prep lessons for our Sons upcoming baptism so we talked a little more about the covenents that we need to make while on earth to return to Heavenly Father. This was a great help!

Bastian Family said...

Thank you so much Emilie. tomorrow night for young women we are doing a personal progress carnival. I am in charge of Faith and we are going to be working on the plan of salvation for the YW to teach to family for FHE. Thank you for writing all of this out as now I don't have to. I so appreciate all the time you put into these. Your family must be amazing and know the gospel so well. Thanks again.

Ryan and Janet mumford said...

Thank you so much for your hard work. I found your blog via interest and am so excited. I have put off doing family home evening for long enough and your blog has given me some great ideas!.
Thanks again
Janet Mumford

Tawnya said...

Oh I am so glad I gust stumbled onto your site from Pinterest! Awesome!! Thank you!
Tawnya Scherck

Tawnya said...

Thank you so much for this! I really love the 3 levels for the graphics. I can use it at home for my 4 year old twins and I can Use the Teen one to help the YW with Personal Progress Faith Value Experience #6.
Tawnya Scherck

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I am using it to help the YW with the Personal Progress Faith experience #6 as well. This is perfect! Love your site!

Michelle said...

I love this blog! It's come in handy to have a complete lesson all ready to go, so helpful. Thank you

deb said...

thank you for this great lesson! I love that this lesson can be personalized for toddlers, because that's all we have! Also, this lesson will be perfect tonight, since we just received some unfortunate news. Thank you again.

Megan said...

love your color pieces to teach the plan of salvation. Thanks for making this available!

Shambi-Galambi said...

Perfectly put together!

Melissa F said...

I love your blog! This is wonderful! Now I just need to get my color printer working again! Thanks for putting in the work. You are a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this Plan of Salvation FHE. It's going to help so much as we teach our 3 year old. I appreciate it!

Stephanie said...

you rock. thanks for all the hard work. worked for my kids as well as teaching in young women.

Loni Redden said...

Thanks! Using this for FHE tonight :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Thank you!!!!! I am so grateful for people like you that help make my life easier!

Laura said...

I LOVE the different diagrams for different ages! We will use one for our family and the older ones for the Young Women to teach their families! Thank you!

mojavymommy said...

What a great lesson, Thank you for putting it together!

Dip It In Chocolate said...

Wow. What an amazing resource your blog is. Our oldest is 4 and just recently I've decided we need to be doing more meaningful FHEs (aka: not just reading a scripture story and acting it out..) I started to compile a list of topics and scripture stories and once I found your blog, I realized all I really need to do is bookmark your site. Thank you so much for providing the free printables as well. I am so not tech savvy and it's wonderful to have those all ready to go. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

Melissa said...

I love your blog - I have used it many times. We had a death in our family last week, so for my little ones we are doing the plan of salvation fhe. Thank you for posting your printouts and lessons.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing....I'm planning to use for FHE and Activity Day Girls' lesson!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much your so helpful now I can add it to my moms collection.

amanda said...

THANK YOU! We are having an investigator family over for FHE tonight and the Elders want us to teach them the Plan of Salvation. This post is a lifesaver. Thank you so much!

Reid said...

This is just what I have been looking for!! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

As Ward Missionaries, The Plan of Salvation cutouts will be great to use with not only children but with investigators and new and returning members as well. Thank you!

Lil Marty said...

I just did this lesson (in conjunction with the Old Testament reading challenge from the January 2014 Friend magazine) with my five and three-year old and it went wonderfully. Thank you.

Crystal-lynn said...

Awesome! Thanks!

k berrett said...

THANK you so much!! You are offering such a great service!!

Becky said...

Thank you for all the time you took to put this together! It is so helpful!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This is a perfect lesson with children of all ages under one roof! Thank you!

Nicole said...

Thank you so much for putting all this together and making it so accessible and easy! I love your site and am so grateful for all the work you put into it that makes it so much easier for me to plan a fun FHE with my little family.

Brena said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talent. I love that everything is all together in one place. It made it easy for prep and delivery of such a complex message. Great work!

Kirsten O. said...

This is exactly what I've been looking for to help my YW class prepare an FHE for their families. Thank you so much - this is perfect! :)

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