The manual for the religion class “The Gospel and the Productive Life” has a lesson on goal-setting that would make a great FHE.
For Lessons and Talks
This parable, unique to Luke, is about discipleship and counting the cost before you commit. Possible lesson or talk ideas include:
The Greek word for tower used here ?????? is the same as the Hebrew word migdol, can also mean fortress. In what ways are we as disciples of Christ trying to build fortresses?
What are the possible costs of discipleship?
Read Rex D. Pinegar’s talk Decide to Decidefor ideas on how decisions are a part of our foundation.
Emphasize not only the warning inherent in this text (if you’re not going to be able to finish, don’t even start), but also the invitation (build on the firm foundation of the Savior and plan well, so that you will end up with a wonderful tower or fortress).
You may wish to use the scripture block to discuss the idea of planning in general, particularly financial planning. If this is the path you choose to take, these conference talks will give you plenty of material from which to choose ideas: