“Acts 6–9,” Ensign, July 2019
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 Church magazines staff can assist you as you strive to teach the gospel in your home.
As he was about to be martyred for his testimony, Stephen saw a vision in which he beheld Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
The Apostle Peter taught Simon that blessings and spiritual gifts cannot be bought with money. We need to ensure that our hearts are “right in the sight of God” (Acts 8:21), which often requires a change in our hearts and minds. What small changes might you make to align your heart with God’s will?
“Experiencing a Change of Heart.” Elder Edward Dube of the Seventy teaches that having a change of heart enables us to reach out to and serve others.
“For Him.” In this general conference address, Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary General President, teaches how the Atonement of Jesus Christ can help us change our hearts.
“A Change of Heart.” Watch this video to learn what led one young man in Honduras away from a cycle of drugs and violence to a life of happiness and peace.
“A Mighty Change of Heart.” Listen to President Russell M. Nelson, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, discuss true conversion and what it means to have a mighty change of heart (see Alma 5:12–14).
“A Little Better Every Day.” This activity from the Friend can help your children recognize the kinds of small changes they could make to align their heart with God. Find other child-friendly messages, stories, and activities about repentance here.
Saul’s conversion and prompt willingness to change brought great growth to the Church of Jesus Christ. When we humble and submit ourselves to Heavenly Father’s will, we too can become an instrument in His hands.
“Swallowed Up in the Will of the Father.” In this general conference address, Elder Neal A. Maxwell (1926–2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles teaches that aligning our will with God’s allows us to experience pure happiness.
“You Are the Savior’s Hands.” In this short Friend article, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, then a counselor in the First Presidency, uses the story of a broken statue to teach us that we can be the Savior’s hands here on earth. Find other child-friendly messages, stories, and activities about service here.
“Lift.” Watch this video with your family to discover what Latter-day Saints in one ward learned about lifting and serving others—365 days a year.
“Become an Instrument in the Hands of God by Exercising Charity.” Review this message as a family and ask, “Is there anyone in our lives who needs to know they are loved today?”
“The Magical Marvelous Magnificent Club.” Act out this script from the Friend, and then start your own Family Kindness Club!
“Tabitha.” Learn more about this member of the early Church, known for her service to the needy, in the Ensign’s ongoing series about women in the New Testament.
“Peter Brings Tabitha Back to Life.” Watch with your children this video recounting the story of Tabitha.