Using the Liahona

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“Using the Liahona,” Liahona, Sept. 2004, 1

Using the Liahona

Family Home Evening Ideas

“Teaching as the Savior Taught,” p. 26: Elder Walter F. González discusses three types of questions the Savior asked to help His listeners understand and apply His message. Try to incorporate one question from each of these three categories in your next family home evening lesson. See if this effort increases family members’ participation in your lesson.

“Death Is a New Beginning,” p. 46: Death is something each family deals with at one time or another. If you feel inspired to do so, discuss the purpose of death in God’s plan, its timing, and the possible reasons God sometimes does not answer prayers in the way we want Him to.

“Eight Reasons for Revelation,” p. 8: Elder Dallin H. Oaks lists eight purposes of revelation. Ask family members to relate experiences from their own lives or from the lives of others regarding any of these purposes of revelation.

“The First Latter-day Missionary,” p. 16: Samuel Smith, a brother of the Prophet Joseph, used the Book of Mormon as a missionary tool. Because of one copy he placed, Brigham Young, who became second President of the Church—and Heber C. Kimball, who became a counselor in the First Presidency—eventually became members of the Church. Talk with your family about the power of the Book of Mormon. Encourage family members to read it and gain a witness of its truth for themselves. Invite them to do as Samuel Smith did—share the Book of Mormon with others.

“Love at Home,” p. F12: This article reminds us that we establish families in love and maintain them through work and service. Use ideas from this article to reinforce this principle in family home evening.