Read the manual

Object Lesson

Obtain a harmonica or some other instrument that most folks will likely not know how to play. Ask someone to stand and play a specific church hymn on the instrument. (Be sure to pick someone who doesn’t know how to play it.) When they reply that they can’t, then ask them how they could learn to do so. The answer is to read and study its manual and learn about how to play the instrument, then practice playing it everyday using the instructions from the manual (hold up the instructions for playing the instrument). The same applies to being in tune to the Spirit. In order to be so, we must first learn how to recognize it by reading “the manual” (hold up the scriptures), then “practice” daily by following the manual’s instructions. Adapt this object lesson to the interests of your class: This lesson could also be taught with a laptop or PDA, and its manual; or a model airplane and its instructions; or a puzzle with out showing the picture of the final result. Ask a student who can’t code to write a computer program that will tally up tithing records for all the members of the Church, or ask someone to put the model airplane together; or to the puzzle together without seeing the completed picture first. It’s not impossible, but can be done if you (hold up the manual or a picture of the completed puzzle) read the instructions. The same applies to being in tune to the Spirit. In order to be so, we must first learn how to recognize it by reading “the manual” (hold up the scriptures), then “practice” daily by following the manual’s instructions. Had another thought–how about using a map and asking the class to plot the most direct course to a location on it. Source: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/4746/lessons.html, some additions by Jenny Smith

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