Outline: CSMP 2008
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I am a child of God, and He has a plan for me
Week 1: I am a child of God. I lived with Him in the premortal world. I am created in His image
Week 2: I learned of and accepted Heavenly Father’s plan. I have a divine destiny
Week 3: Heavenly Father gave me agency. I chose to follow His plan
Week 4: As part of the plan, Jesus created this world for all of God’s children. Adam and Eve were our first parents
February: The scriptures teach me about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and how to return to Them.
Week 1: The Bible and the Book of Mormon testify of Jesus Christ
Week 2: Bible stories teach me how to live the gospel
Week 3: Book of Mormon stories teach me how to live the gospel
Week 4: The Doctrine and Covenants teaches me how to live the gospel
March: Jesus Christ is my Savior
Week 1: Jesus Christ is my Savior and the Savior of all mankind
Week 2: Jesus Christ loves me. Because of His Atonement, I can repent and live with Heavenly Father again
Week 3: Jesus Christ showed me how to do the will of Heavenly Father
Week 4: Jesus Christ lives today. He will come again
April: I will follow the prophet.
Week 1: The prophet holds all priesthood keys and leads the Church as directed by the Lord
Week 2: The prophet teaches me that I should love and forgive others
Week 3: The prophet teaches me to read and pray about the Book of Mormon
Week 4: The prophet teaches me what I must do to live with God again (addresses from recent general conferences)
May: Heavenly Father planned for me to come to a family. I can strengthen my family now.
Week 1: Families in the scriptures teach me how I can strengthen my family
Week 2: Each member of my family has a divine role
Week 3: Scripture study, family prayer, and family home evening can strengthen my family
Week 4: The priesthood can bless and strengthen my family
Jun: The temple is a blessing for me and my family.
Week 1: I will live now to be worthy to go to the temple and do my part to have an eternal family
Week 2: My tithing helps to build temples
Week 3: I will do family history work so my ancestors can receive temple blessings
Week 4: I will be reverent, dress modestly, and speak kindly to be worthy to enter the temple
July: Because I know we are all children of God, I will share the gospel with others
Week 1: I will prepare to be a missionary by praying and reading the scriptures daily
Week 2: I will prepare to be a missionary by being faithful and obedient
Week 3: Living the gospel standards helps me be a missionary now
Week 4: I help to bless others when I share the gospel
Aug: will show my faith in Jesus Christ by being baptized and confirmed.
Week 1: I will show my faith by being baptized and confirmed and keeping my baptismal covenants
Week 2: The Holy Ghost will prompt me to repent and live righteously after I am baptized and confirmed
Week 3: When I take the sacrament, I renew my baptismal covenants
Week 4: Heavenly Father forgives all who truly repent
Sep: I can pray to Heavenly Father, and He will hear and answer my prayers
Week 1: I learn about prayer from the scriptures
Week 2: Heavenly Father wants me to pray to Him often—anytime, anywhere
Week 3: Heavenly Father knows me. He will answer my prayers in ways that are best for me
Week 4: Answers to my prayers come from Heavenly Father through the Holy Ghost, the scriptures, and others
October: Because I am His child, I will serve God with all my heart, might, mind, and strength.
Week 1: I will serve God by doing things on the Sabbath that will help me feel close to Heavenly Father and Jesus
Week 2: I can serve Heavenly Father by serving others
Week 3: The prophets and apostles teach me how to serve (refer to recent general conference addresses)
Week 4: Because others serve me, I too want to serve
Nov: I am thankful to know that we are all children of God.
Week 1: I am thankful to be a beloved child of God
Week 2: I am thankful for my body. I know my body is a temple
Week 3: Heavenly Father loves all of His children
Week 4: I can show respect and kindness to all of God’s children
Dec: I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and His restored gospel
Week 1: The prophets foretold Jesus Christ would come to the earth
Week 2: The prophecies were fulfilled. Jesus Christ was born and the righteous rejoiced
Week 3: Jesus Christ restored His gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith
Week 4: Because I know that I am a child of God and that Jesus Christ is my Savior, I will...
|“I Am a Child of God”(CS, 2–3; Hymns, no. 301)|
|“Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” (CS 57)|
“If the Savior Stood Beside Me”
(page 11 of the 2008 putline or Friend Oct 1993, 14)
“We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet”
(Hymne no. 19)
|“Home” (CS 192)|
|“I Love to See the Temple” (CS 95)|
“Called to Serve”
(CS 174-75; Hymns no. 249)
“When Jesus Christ Was Baptized”
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