September 20, 2010

Holy Ghost talk or Family Home Evening Lesson

Great idea for a FHE lesson or baptism talk on the Holy Ghost



For our Family Home Evenings lately we've been going through the gospel essentials book to help our daughter be ready for baptism.  This past Sunday, the lesson was on the gift of the Holy Ghost, and I pulled out a talk I had given at my nephew's baptism last April.  I had a box full of items to help remind us of things pertaining to the Holy Ghost and had the boys being baptized come up and pull something out of the box.  Then we would talk about what it represented and I had a scripture or quote prepared for each object, or I would share a personal experience.  It also worked well with my little kids for our Family Home Evening lesson, since they had to sit still in order to have a turn pulling something out of the box.  This is more of an outline to help me than a word for word talk, but I thought I would share, so here it is:

There are many wonderful gifts we might receive in this life, but President Wilford Woodruff taught that there is one that is more precious than all the rest. President Woodruff said, “You may have the administration of angels, you may see many miracles; … but I claim that the gift of the Holy Ghost is the greatest gift that can be bestowed upon man.”


stop sign - “This voice of the Spirit speaks gently, prompting you what to do or what to say, or it may caution or warn you.”  Pres. Boyd K. Packer   “It can function as a source of revelation to warn us of impending danger and also help keep us from making mistakes.”  Pres. James E. Faust


blanket - “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26


invitation - “We need to live worthy of the continued companionship of the Holy Ghost and have the courage to follow the promptings that come into our lives”  Elder L. TomPerry 


maze - “For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do”  2 Nephi 32:5


book of mormon - “And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.”  Moroni 10:5


ear - “Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart.” D&C 8:2 


candle -  “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I will impart unto you of my Spirit, which shall enlighten your mind, which shall fill your soul with joy;”  D&C 11:13 


heart - “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,” Galations 5:22 


President Ezra Taft Benson gave this important counsel: “Pray to Heavenly Father to bless you with His Spirit at all times. … The Holy Ghost is … a gift from Heavenly Father. … He whispers to you in a still, small voice to do right. When you do good, you feel good, and that is the Holy Ghost speaking to you. The Holy Ghost is a wonderful companion. He is always there to help you.” 




10 comments:

  1. Hey - I am definitely glad to discover this. great job!

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  2. This is a great way to talk about the Holy Ghost, and all that comes with receiving him. Thanks for this post! :)
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  3. Thank you so much for sharing. I am giving a baptism talk on the Holy Ghost tomorrow. I had already thought about the gift box and putting strips of papers inside while letting the person who is getting baptized pick one out. However, the items you included are fantastic. This is exactly what I was looking for. It is amazing how the Holy Ghost works!!! Thank you.

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    1. So glad others have found it useful! Thanks for taking time to leave a comment.

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  4. Thank you! I had a great baptism talk all prepared, and then I got switched to giving the Holy Ghost talk. Yikes! I love your ideas, and I'm so happy to use them because I don't have the time to come up with something on my own.

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    1. Thanks Nancy! So glad it was helpful.

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    2. Thanks for sharing. I received a box with items like that in it when I was baptized and it meant a lot to me. I am glad to share a similar gift with my son on his baptism day.

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  5. Oh my goodness. You just saved my life!! I wanted to do something like this to teach about the roles of the Holy Ghost tomorrow in Beehives but I couldn't come up with the stuff. This is seriously EXAAACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you thank you thank you!!

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    1. so glad it was able to help you! hope your lesson went well!

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