After you’ve studied the scripture passages for this week and reviewed the questions and activities in the manual, consider sharing any of the following articles and activities with your family. These additional resources selected by the Ensign staff can assist you as you strive to teach the gospel in your home.
Christ taught Peter that we shouldn’t put a limit on the number of times we forgive. Instead, we should forgive all people.
“Forgiveness: Our Challenge and Our Blessing” by Steve F. Gilliland, from the Ensign magazine. Forgiving others isn’t always easy. Read about a few personal accounts and the steps we can take to find it in our heart to forgive those who have wronged us.
“Forgiving Myself” by Justice Pinter. Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is ourselves. Teens will appreciate this brief article from the New Era about one young man’s personal struggle.
“Pebble of Forgiveness” by Jane McBride Choate. Kids will enjoy this short, true story from the Friend about a young boy who must learn to forgive his older brother. Read it aloud together.
Help your children understand the principles behind this parable, or discover new insights for yourself, with the articles and activities below.
“Your Jericho Road,” a First Presidency Message from the Ensign. Always a wonderful storyteller, President Thomas S. Monson (1927–2018) shares a few experiences, including one from his own life, to illustrate how we can serve others like the good Samaritan.
“A Latter-day Samaritan.” In this general conference address, Elder Merlin R. Lybbert, former member of the Seventy, gives historical context for the parable of the good Samaritan and then explains how each of us can bind up the wounds of those injured and sick in body and spirit.
“The Parable of the Good Samaritan.” Watch this touching Bible video with the family.
“Helping the Stranded,” from the Friend magazine. Eight-year-old Bailey Brigance tells the brief but heartwarming story of how her family helped a marine following the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Share the story with your family.
“Martha and Mary” by Camille Fronk Olson, emeritus professor of ancient scripture, Brigham Young University. Learn more about the two sisters in the Ensign’s ongoing series about women in the New Testament.
“Scriptural Giants: The Faith of Mary and Martha” by Jane McBride Choate. Share with your children this retelling of scripture stories about Mary and Martha.