Scriptures and Obedience – Returning to live with Heavenly Father

Object Lesson

Begin by singing Scripture Power. Say, “We are going to go on a treasure hunt and look for treasure”. Read 1st clue (below). During the treasure hunt try and get the children to do something else (say, “instead of going to the library how about if we go to the cultural hall and see if we can find the next clue?” to show that you need to be obedient, and you’ll be blessed if you follow what the scriptures say. All of the children said, “No, we need to follow the clue”.) While you’re gone have someone set up a display in the room with a picture of Jesus, the scriptures, Faith in God book, etc. and I used a toy treasure chest with gold chocolate money inside for the treasure (labeled “Eternal Life with Heavenly Father”). Clues: I put them in envelopes labeled with the Clue # and then opened them up and read them as we got to each one. #1 – And again, verily I say unto you, let my servants, the 6th ward primary children, travel into the wilderness through the west door of the building and search near the tree for further instructions. #2 – Thou shalt make thy way very quietly to where the pictures and scriptures are stored in the church building (library). #3 – And now it came to pass that I did command the primary children to travel to the bishop’s office for their next clue. #4 – If ye love me, keep my commandments, and go to the nursery doors. #5 – And I give unto you a commandment that ye shall walk very reverently to the chapel doors where you will receive your next clue. #6 – Verily I say unto you, he that keepeth my commandments, and follows their leaders back into the Primary room will receive a great reward. When children are sitting in their seats after the treasure hunt sing “I Lived in Heaven” (CS, 4). We are right back where we started. The Primary Room is like where we lived before we came to earth, with Heavenly Father. Then while we are on earth we have many different choices and when we make the correct ones we will end up back with our Heavenly Father. What would have happened if we hadn’t followed the clues exactly? I’m so proud of you for obeying and wanting to do what’s right Our scriptures (Faith in God books, etc.) are like a treasure because if we live what they say we will be able to go back and live with our Heavenly Father and our families in the Celestial Kingdom, which is the biggest and best treasure of all.

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